Congress Lets Children's Health Insurance Program Expire

CHIP Program Ends; Its Tobacco Tax Does Not

With the start of the new fiscal year, another government program is getting the axe due to a lack of funding. This time the...
Senator Pat Toomey

Toomey Joins List of Senators In Support of Premium Cigar Exemption

Support is growing in the Senate for premium cigar exemption from FDA regulation. Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey (Republican) is the latest to pledge support...
Tom Price Resigns as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Cigar Industry Loses Ally with Tom Price’s Resignation

With the resignation of Tom Price, the cigar industry has lost a powerful ally in its ongoing fight against regulations and the overreach of...
FDA Tobacco User Fee FY18

FDA User Fees On the Rise for 2018 Fiscal Year

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that there will be an increase in the user fees for the 2018 fiscal year,...
FDA Extending Product Listing Deadline

FDA Extends Deadline for Submitting Product Listings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced plans to push back the deadline for domestic manufacturers of cigars and other regulated tobacco...
Cigar Rights of America Creates Outreach Tool for Senate

Cigar Rights of America Launches New Senator Outreach Tool

Are you a cigar enthusiasts who wants Congress to pass cigar-friendly legislation that will spare premium cigars from regulation under the U.S. Food and...
FDA issues guidance for small cigar packaging

FDA Issues Updated Guidance for Small Cigar Warning Labels

As Tobacco Business has reported in the past, part of the new regulations imposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is that...
FDA Premium Cigar Exemption Included in House Bill

Premium Cigar Exemption Included in New House Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a new spending bill that includes language that would prevent the FDA from enforcing regulations against premium...
FDA This Is Our Watch

FDA Launches “This Is Our Watch” Program

At the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) Regional Education Seminar held on Aug. 23, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed...
New York City Cigarette Price Hike

New York City to Become State with Most Expensive Cigarettes

It’s official–New York City will be the most expensive city int he U.S. to light up in. On Aug. 28, Mayor Bill de Blasio...
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