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Legislative Record

The Virtue of a Legislative Record

April 15, 2011 marked a special moment in the political history of the premium cigar industry. It was the day U.S. Congressman Bill Posey...
Age Verification

Acing FDA Age Verification Rules

Since the FDA’s deeming regulations went into effect on August 8, 2016, anyone selling tobacco products must verify that the purchaser is over 18...
FDA Announces Policy Shift and Deeming Regulation Delay

FDA Announces Policy Shift Impacting Deeming Regulations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), now led by Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has announced a new plan that targets the level of nicotine...
FDA Sampling Guidance

FDA Issues Proposed Guidance on Sampling Ban

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Center for Tobacco Products released a proposed guidance document describing the agency’s recommendations on how retailers, manufacturers...
FDA Regulations | What They Mean for Retailers

FDA Deeming Regulations: What They Mean for Your Store

Five months after the FDA’s deeming regulations were released, there are still a lot of questions and much confusion around what they mean for...
FDA and CRA, IPCPR, CAA Hearing Delayed

Cigar Industry Lawsuit Against FDA Delayed

The hearing on the joint lawsuit filed by the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR), Cigar Rights of America (CRA) and Cigar Association...
FDA Warning Label Plan

FDA Warning Plan Requirements: What You Need to Know

As of Aug. 10, 2017, tobacco manufacturers and retailers must adhere by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new warning plan requirements for...
FDA Grandfathered Product Database

FDA Establishes Grandfathered Products Database

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created a database of grandfathered tobacco products. Products listed in this new database meet the agency’s predicate...
Scott Gottlieb Comments on FDA Regulations on Premium Cigars

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Comments on Premium Cigars and Regulation

The recently appointed new head of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Scott Gottlieb, made some of his first public comments about...
FDA Deeming Rules Delayed

FDA Deeming Regulations Delayed For 90 Days

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced an extension of upcoming compliance deadlines, as defined by the deeming rules. On May 1, 2017,...
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