Deeming Regulations

FDA Removes Threshold Restrictions for Tobacco Product Applications

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it has withdrawn restrictions regarding the minimum amount of information needed for the agency to…

FDA Publishes Draft Guidance for Ingredient Listing Requirement

Today, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) published draft guidance on its new rules that will require manufacturers and/or importers to disclose the ingredients…

FDA Responds to Joint CAA/CRA/IPCPR Lawsuit

Yesterday, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) responded to the lawsuit filed by three cigar industry trade groups. In July, the Cigar Association of…

FDA: Cigar Donations to Troops Are Illegal

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has clarified that donating cigars to members of the U.S. military is illegal under the deeming regulations that went…

Price Increases in the World of FDA Regulation

Cigar prices are going up. Over the last few days, we’ve published stories about what user fees will look like in 2017; another about one…

Bill Clarifying Cigar Donations to Troops Introduced

As part of the fallout of the regulation of premium cigars by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), some in the cigar industry feared that…

FDA Issues Cigar Warning, Advertising Plan Draft Guidance

When the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced its intention to regulate a variety of tobacco products, including cigars, it issued a variety of…

FDA Loses Lawsuit Over Tobacco Labeling Changes

Turns out, if you put a new band on a cigar, it’s still the same cigar after all. Yesterday, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration…

Five Things: What the Aug. 8, 2016 FDA Date Means

Today, almost every cigar purchased in the U.S. will be sold in a manner much like they were sold on Sunday. And yet, today is…

CAA, CRA & IPCPR File Lawsuit Over FDA’s Regulation of Cigars

The Cigar Association of America (CAA), Cigar Rights of America (CRA) and International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) have a filed a lawsuit in…

Cigar Trade Groups Plan Lawsuit Against FDA

The Cigar Association of America (CAA), Cigar Rights of America (CRA) and International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers’ Association (IPCPR) will file a lawsuit by…