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Sen. Rubio Grills FDA Commissioner Gottlieb During Hearings on Premium Cigar Deeming Regulations

June 23rd, 2017
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the newly-appointed commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, recently testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee with regard to the FDA's budget, and was asked a series of important questions by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) about whether the agency would consider reevaluating the deeming regulations that…
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Say NO to the Marketplace Fairness Act – Say YES to a Tax-Free Internet

June 21st, 2017
Washington wants more of your cigar money. We don’t think that’s fair. New legislation is coming that would give…
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Pennsylvania House Bill 1309 Would Ban Smoking in Cigar Stores Statewide

May 24th, 2017
Cigar Bars, Private Clubs, and Casinos, Among Other Venues Would Also Be Affected Earlier this month, in a…
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New Head of FDA Confirmed – Dr. Scott Gottlieb

May 9th, 2017
Dr. Scott Gottlieb has been confirmed as the next head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Voting…
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AGREEMENT REACHED ON SUSPENSION OF FDA REGULATIONS

May 2nd, 2017
“Deeming Rule” Compliance Deadlines Postponed Pending Further FDA Regulations Review In the context of the litigation that tobacco…
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FDA Funded Study Shows Children Are NOT Smoking Premium Cigars

April 24th, 2017
An FDA funded study published by The New England Journal of Medicine shows that children in the United States…
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FDA Lawsuit Delayed 30 Days

March 21st, 2017
The FDA and cigar trade group delays the FDA lawsuit by 30 days. FDA lawsuit: On March 21,…
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Government Watchdog Group Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Premium Cigar Industry

February 22nd, 2017
Premium Cigar Industry News “Common sense appears to be dead at the FDA,” says Patrick Massari, assistant vice…
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Premium Cigar Industry Gets Support from Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan and Texas

February 21st, 2017
Cigar Industry Gets Support Led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, four states - Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan and…
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Legislation Introduced to recognize a more fair “predicate date.”

February 16th, 2017
Representatives Tom Cole (R-OK) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA) have together filed "FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017,"…
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Cigar Industry Files Motion for Summary Judgment

February 13th, 2017
Attorneys for the premium cigar industry trade groups (CAA, IPCPR and CRA) have filed a motion for a…
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