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May 2nd, 2017
“Deeming Rule” Compliance Deadlines Postponed Pending Further Review In the context of the litigation that tobacco advocacy groups such as the Cigar Association of America (CAA), Cigar Rights of America (CRA), and the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) have been pursuing in federal court against the FDA's…
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FDA Funded Study Shows Children Are NOT Smoking Premium Cigars

April 24th, 2017
A study published by The New England Journal of Medicine shows that children in the United States are not…
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FDA Lawsuit Delayed 30 Days

March 21st, 2017
On March 21, 2017, FDA and the cigar trade groups suing the agency jointly agreed to a 30-day…
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Government Watchdog Group Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Premium Cigar Industry

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

February 21st, 2017
Led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, four states - Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan and Texas – have backed…
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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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