Bill de Blaiso Mayor of New York City

NYC Mayor Seeks Premium Cigar Tax Increase

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged support for a legislative plan that would increase the rate of taxation on premium cigars...
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,...
Hunter Vaping Bill

Proposed Bill Would Spare Vapor Products from FDA Regulation

A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives on April 27, 2017, by Republican Representative Duncan Hunter of California would exempt e-cigarettes and...
New York City Excise Tax

New York Convenience Store Retailers Stop Cigar Tax Shift

Convenience store retailers and suppliers’ combined efforts have prevented a shift in New York’s cigar excise tax. Governor Cuomo originally proposed a switch in...
All Politics is Local

All Politics is Local

“All politics is local” is the title of the opening chapter in former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Tip O’Neill’s biography. It...
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....
Tobacco Ordinances

Local Tobacco Ordinances

Over the past several years, anti-tobacco advocates have focused more of their attention and resources on proposing and lobbying for the adoption of local...
Phillips & King and NATO Partnership

Phillips & King Joins Forces with the National Association of Tobacco Outlets, Inc. (NATO)

Philips & King has signed a historic agreement partnering with the National Association of Tobacco Outlets, Inc. (NATO). With this new partnership, Phillips &...
Scott Gottlieb

President Trump Nominates Dr. Scott Gottlieb as New FDA Commissioner

President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb as the new U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner. Gottlieb is 44, a conservative...
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...
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