Deeming Regulations

Small Business Administration Raises Concerns with FDA About Deeming Document’s Financial Impact

The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy is the latest group to contact the Food and Drug Administration with concerns over the proposed regulations that…

White House Changes to FDA Proposal Benefited Premium Cigar Efforts

While the premium cigar industry continues to lobby for support to protect itself from devastating proposed regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),…

Weekly News (June 23, 2014)

Cigar News 7-20-4 Factory 57 Announced Aquitaine Atlatl & CroMagnon Atlatl Going to Fine Ash Cigars — Review of the CroMagnon here. Buena Vista Relaunches Creedo…

What the FDA Comment Extension Means

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a 30-day extension to the comment period regarding the proposed regulation of cigars, e-cigarettes, pipe and…

FDA Extends Deeming Regulation Comment Period 30 Days

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a 30-day extension to the public comment period regarding the proposed regulation of cigars, e-cigarettes and…

Robert Levin Named New CRA Chairman

Robert Levin has been named the new chairman of Cigar Rights of America (CRA). The announcement comes only a few days after Jeff Borysiewicz, a co-founder…

House Committee Supports Premium Cigar Exemption in New Agriculture Bill

The House Appropriations Committee passed the fiscal year 2015 Agriculture Apprpriations bill, which included language in support of the premium cigar industry in the bill…

The FDA’s $10 Exemption Explanation & Problems

For those wondering how the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) came to a $10 retail price point when trying to define a “premium cigar”—there’s…

How Much Will FDA Regulations Cost the Premium Cigar Industry?

According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) own internal data—at least $115.6 million over the next 20 years and potentially as much as…

FDA: Regulation Could Cut the Cigar Industry in Half

In a document accompanying the proposed deeming regulations, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) made estimations about the potential impact of proposed regulation and…

Announcing halfwheel.com/fda

Today, we launch our newest project, halfwheel.com/fda. It’s a microsite dedicated to breaking down the deeming regulations with more detail, but also with a much…