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Cigar Groups Accuse FDA of Infringing on Commercial Free Speech

Cigar Advocacy Groups Claim FDA Is Infringing on Commercial Free Speech

Are increased tobacco user fees and bigger warning label requirements infringing on cigar manufacturers’ Constitutional rights? According to several cigar industry advocacy groups, the...
Tobacco to 21 Act

Tobacco to 21 Act Introduced and Backed by Eleven Senators

A trend of 2017 has been for many states and local governments to introduce bills raising the legal smoking age to 21 years old...
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 Ingredient Compliance

FDA Extends Ingredient Listing Submissions Deadline

Technology is to blame–or in some people’s opinion, to thank–for the latest extension from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On Nov. 7,...
FDA Retailer Manufacturers

FDA Releases Revised Guidance for Retailers Who Manufacturer Tobacco Products

There are many tobacco and vape retailers who are viewed as manufacturers in the eyes of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The...
2017 Tobacco Legislation Roundup

2017 Tobacco Legislative Roundup

The following are roundups of legislative activity at the state and local levels. Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Taxation—State Level The year 2017 produced an increase in...
Cigarrette Corrective Statements

Cigarette Manufacturers To Run Corrective Statements on TV and in Print

Due to a 1999 court order, Altria Group Distribution Co. and R.J. Reynolds Co. will be running new advertisements in print and on television...
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...
FDA Natural Disaster

FDA Extends Compliance Deadlines For Some Due to Natural Disasters

If you’re a manufacturer or importer affected by one of the recent hurricanes and wildfires, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is offering...
FDA Sample Ban Guidance

FDA Releases Updated Guidance on Free Sample Ban of Tobacco Products

Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began rolling out the Deeming Regulations in 2016, one area of the the new regulations that...
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