Scott Gottlieb

FDA Extends Comment Period for Revised Substantial Equivalence Process to July 17

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a 30-day extension to its current request for comments on how it should revise its substantial…

Aderholt Introduces Bill Increasing Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21 in Congress

While the Tobacco 21 movement has been spreading across the country, an Alabama congressman is looking to make the change nationwide. On Thursday, Rep. Robert…

FDA Plans Updated Substantial Equivalence Process for Tobacco Products

One of the many complaints cigar companies have with the FDA and the agency’s regulations on tobacco products is a lack of clarity. Nowhere is…

Six Parting Thoughts on Scott Gottlieb’s Resignation

I wasn’t planning on doing this explainer type post, but given that I keep receiving text messages and emails about the subject, here we are….

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Resigning

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), is resigning. According to a report from the Washington Post, Gottlieb resigned earlier…

FDA Plans Flavored Cigar, Menthol Cigarette Ban

As expected this week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced sweeping regulation to the e-cigarette and vaping industry, but in doing so it…

FDA Announces ANPRM for Maximum Nicotine Levels, Seeks Comment on Cigar Exemption

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) would once again like to know if you think it should regulate premium cigars differently than other tobacco…

FDA Plans to Reevaluate Premium Cigar Regulation in 2018

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), announced “major policy goals” for the agency in 2018 and reevaluating the regulation…

FDA Extending Registration Deadline for Domestic Manufacturers to Oct. 12 (Update)

Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), announced the agency will extend a Sept. 30, 2017 deadline for domestic tobacco…

CRA & IPCPR Issue Statement on FDA’s Substantial Equivalence Delay

Cigar Rights of America (CRA) and the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) have issued a joint statement regarding the announcement that the…

FDA Delays Submission Deadline for Cigar Approval to 2021

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will be unveiling a new comprehensive tobacco policy, which amongst other things will delay the…