Deeming Regulations

Five Things: What Today’s Federal Appeals Court Loss Means for Cigars

Today, the cigar industry suffered a resounding defeat at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. It’s the latest ruling in Cigar…

Federal Appeals Court Sharply Rejects Cigar Industry’s Appeal in FDA Lawsuit

The three cigar industry trade groups have lost their most recent appeal in the ongoing lawsuit over FDA’s deeming regulations. The decision was unanimous and…

Supreme Court Declines to Consider Vape Industry’s FDA Regulation Lawsuit

The vaping industry’s second attempt at getting the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments challenging the validity of FDA’s deeming regulations has hit a dead…

Bill Seeking Premium Cigar Exemption from FDA Regulations Introduced Again in House of Representatives

Last week, Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., introduced H.R.3982, another bill aimed at exempting premium cigars from FDA regulations. It’s a companion bill to S.438—which was…

FDA Exploring Whether to Require Product Standards for Tobacco Manufacturing

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says that it plans on exploring whether it should require certain requirements for the manufacturing, packing, and storage…

FDA Says Premium Cigar Review Won’t Be Done Until Spring 2022, Withdraws ANRPM

It seems likely that cigar companies will have, at the very least, another year before the substantial equivalence process for “premium cigars” might resume according…

Cigar Groups, FDA Meet Again in Federal Appeals Court

Earlier this morning, the two sides of a cigar industry lawsuit against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) met once again, this time in…

Vape Companies Asks Supreme Court to Throw Out FDA’s Deeming Regulations

Eight vaping companies have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) acted improperly when enacting its deeming…

Senate Bill Introduced to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation

There is once again a bill that seeks to exempt premium cigars from regulation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S….

Cigar Industry Asks Court to Throw Out FDA Regulations for Premium Cigars

Once again, the cigar industry has asked a federal court to vacate the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulations against “premium” cigars. Last…

Court Declines to Throw Out Substantial Equivalence Requirements for Premium Cigars

Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a long shot legal argument that sought to have FDA’s substantial equivalence requirements for…