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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Weekly News (June 14, 2021)

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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...
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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...
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Seven Thoughts: Explaining FDA’s Plans to Ban Menthol Cigarettes & “Flavored Cigars”

Today, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that it was moving forward with plans to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes and at...
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Report: Biden Administration Plans Ban on Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Mass Market Cigars

The Biden administration will announce plans towards banning menthol cigarettes and flavored mass market cigars according to a report from the Washington Post. It’s unclear...
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Xavier Becerra Confirmed as New Health Secretary

Xavier Becerra has been confirmed as the new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the agency that oversees the U.S. Food...
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