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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Biden Administration Announces Regulatory Freeze, Includes Substantial Equivalence Updates Passed Earlier This Week

As is common for new presidential administrations, the Biden administration has announced a regulatory freeze on all new and pending rules introduced in the last…