Scott Gottlieb

Gottlieb Faces Congress During his Confirmation Hearing

Dr. Scott Gottlieb made an appearance before Congress on Wednesday, April 4, testifying on his own behalf during his confirmation hearing. President Donald J....
FDA Defends its Regulatory Power of Premium Cigars

FDA Defends Its Cigar and Pipe Tobacco Regulations

For those who think the fight is almost won in pulling back the regulations impacting premium cigars imposed by the U.S. Food and Drug...
FDA Forms Nicotine Steering Committee

FDA Announces the Creation of the Nicotine Steering Committee

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a shift in its policy and approach toward tobacco. With a new focus...
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst Co-Sponsors S. 294

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst Co-Sponsors Premium Cigar Exemption Bill S. 294

Support in the U.S. Senate continues to grow in favor of premium cigar exemption. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) became the 21st member of the...
FDAs Sampling Do's and Dont's

Sampling Do’s and Don’ts: FDA’s New Rules

In October, the FDA issued its final guidance on the sampling of premium cigars and other covered tobacco products. The sampling restrictions apply to...
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...
Marijuana Cory Booker

Senator Cory Booker Seeks Federal Legalization of Marijuana

On Tuesday, July 31, 2017, Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced legislation that calls for the legalization of marijuana. “For decades, the failed War on Drugs...
Washington State

Washington: King Mountain Seeks Stay

King Mountain Tobacco Company, located on the Yakama reservation in Washington State, is seeking a stay in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Washington’s...
FDA Health Groups Denied

Anti-Smoking Groups Denied Request to Intervene in FDA Lawsuit

The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) is reporting a positive development in its ongoing lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug...
Relationship Building Tobacco Retailers

Relationship Building: A Key Task for Tobacco Retailers

With the continued pressure of local ordinances and state legislative bills that seek to restrict or prohibit the sale of legal tobacco products, raise...
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