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Court Grants Cigar Industry More Time to Respond to FDA’s Appeal of Premium Cigar Lawsuit (Update)

Attorneys representing the cigar industry have asked the court to let them have until April 1, 2024 to respond to the government’s appeal. The government is opposed, allegedly interested in having oral arguments heard on the appeal in May.

Appeal Filed in FDA Premium Cigar Lawsuit

Today, the attorneys representing the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) submitted a brief in their appeal of the decision in Cigar Association of America…

21 Attorneys General Call for Biden to Approve Flavored Cigar & Menthol Cigarette Bans

Attorneys general from 18 states, two U.S. territories and the District of Columbia have sent the Biden administration a letter urging the White House to quickly act on banning the sales of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.

Court Unveils Schedule for FDA Premium Cigar Lawsuit Appeal

The Department of Justice will have to file its brief by Jan. 16, 2024.

Weekly News (Dec. 11, 2023)

The headlines, reviews and more from the past week.

House Resolution Introduced to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation

The resolution would define a premium cigar and declare it to be separate from other tobacco products.

White House Delays FDA’s Flavored Cigar, Menthol Cigarette Bans Until 2024

The new timeline suggest the final rules could be announced in March 2024, but it’s unclear whether that will happen.

CAA, PCA Ask OMB to Stop FDA’s Proposed Flavored Cigar Ban

Earlier this week, the two groups met with government officials regarding the upcoming flavored cigar ban.