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Cigar Industry’s Biggest Manufacturers File a Joint Comment Seeking Exemption from FDA Regulation

July 23rd, 2019
Proposed Substantial Equivalence Rules are inappropriate as applied to premium cigars. In a move opposing the Federal Drug Administration's Proposed Substantial Equivalence ("SE") Rule, six of the world's biggest cigar manufacturers filed joint comments with the agency signifying the debilitating effects SE will have on the premium cigar industry. The…
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FDA Extends Public Commenting Period for Substantial Equivalence

June 25th, 2019
New Deadline Has Been Moved to July 17, 2019 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended the…
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House Bill HR 1854 Would Exempt Premium Cigars From FDA Regulation

March 26th, 2019
Bill Introduced by Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL) Yesterday, "HR 1854," the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs…
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FDA Delays November Deadline for Premium Cigar Testing Results

March 15th, 2019
FDA Provided No Rule Saying How Tobacco Constituents Testing Would Be Done A November 8, 2019 deadline for…
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FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, Resigns from Post

March 8th, 2019
Wanting More Time to Spend with Family Cited as Main Reason On Tuesday, March 5, Dr. Scott Gottlieb,…
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FDA Looks to Ban Flavored Cigars and Menthol Cigarettes

November 20th, 2018
This week the U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced its new regulations with regard to the e-cigarette and…
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Video – Sen. Marco Rubio Opens up about the Huge Impact FDA Regulations will have on the Premium Cigar Industry in the U.S.

July 31st, 2018
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida discusses the strong negative impact the FDA regulations are having on the…
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Press Release — CRA & IPCPR Joint Statement on ANPRM Comment Filing

July 27th, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association ("IPCPR") and Cigar Rights of America…
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Cigar Industry Applauds Victory as Judge Delays FDA Warnings

July 11th, 2018
As the Cigar Association of America, et al. v. United States Food and Drug Administration lawsuit presses on,…
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Judge Decides to Move Texas Cigar Industry Lawsuit to Washington D.C.

July 6th, 2018
In a stunning reversal, Judge Kimberly Priest Johnson, who has been overseeing the Texas cigar industry's ongoing lawsuit…
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Texas Cigar Industry Gets the ‘OK’ to Square Off with FDA

May 24th, 2018
EAST TEXAS: Following a petition by a coalition of Texas cigar retailers and manufacturers, Texas Judge Kimberly C.…
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“Smacks of basic unfairness”: Despite Unsatisfactory Responses from FDA, Court Rules Against American Premium Cigar Industry

May 15th, 2018
The FDA has notched a court win over the American premium cigar industry. The action comes in response…
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Cigar Trade Associations Now Pressuring Courts to Postpone FDA Requirements for Warning Labels and User Fees

April 23rd, 2018
The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR), Cigar Association of America (CAA) and Cigar Rights of…
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Tobacco Regulation: What You Can Say to the FDA About Cigars

April 11th, 2018
In what can be viewed as the federal government's attempt at being fair, in March of this year,…
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Cigar Trade Groups Respond to FDA: “Eliminate User Fees and Unfair Warning Labels”

April 10th, 2018
In response to the FDA’s recent requests from the public for opinions and data, the premium cigar industry’s…
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New York State Excludes Cigar Tax From 2019 Executive Budge

April 5th, 2018
In a move that has cigar smokers in New York State breathing a sigh of relief, the State's…
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FDA to Reconsider Stance on Premium Cigars

March 27th, 2018
Administration Seeks Public Input & Additional Data on Premium Cigar Use FDA continues to overhaul its tobacco policy…
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Premium Cigars Take Center Stage During Budget Hearing

February 15th, 2018
  WASHINGTON, D.C. – FEBRUARY 15, 2018 -- Yesterday, White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick…
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Texas Tobacconists and Manufacturers File New Lawsuit Against FDA

January 12th, 2018
On Thursday, January 11th a group of Texas-based tobacconists and premium cigar manufacturers filed a lawsuit against the…
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Cigar Industry Lobbying Groups File in U.S District Court on FDA Deeming Rules

October 11th, 2017
Warning Labels and User Fees are Listed Among Biggest Objections On Tuesday, October 3, the Cigar Association of America…
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