The new timeline suggest the final rules could be announced in March 2024, but it’s unclear whether that will happen.
If passed, the new bill would ban the sale of all flavored cigars in Michigan.
Earlier this week, the two groups met with government officials regarding the upcoming flavored cigar ban.
This is one of the final steps before the bans can go into effect.
While there are no major policy changes, these announcement serve as a reminder that the Biden White House supports FDA’s plans to ban the sales of flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes.
Judge Benjamin Souede called the plaintiffs’ arguments flawed and not persuasive in his ruling.
The White House says Joe Biden would veto a proposal from House Republicans that would prevent FDA from banning flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes.
Rep. Dan Meusuer, R-Pa., one of the cigar industry’s most vocal defenders is one of the signees to this letter.
The Vermont General Assembly has adjourned for the year. While the Senate approved a ban on flavored tobacco and vaping products, it did not clear the Vermont House of Representatives.
Proposed Funding Bill Would Prevent FDA From Banning Flavored Cigars/Menthol Cigarettes, Enacting Nicotine Limits
The proposed language would block FDA from enacting three of its top anti-tobacco proposals.
The letter asks for an update about when FDA plans to announce a final rule and how the agency plans to address the strategy cigarette companies have taken to get around menthol bans introduced in California and Massachusetts.