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Minneapolis Menthol Ban

Minneapolis City Council Considers Menthol Ban

An ordinance has been proposed in Minneapolis that if passed would drastically limit the sale of menthol cigarettes and menthol, mint and wintergreen tobacco...
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...
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...
Six Health Advocacy Groups Attempt to Intervene in FDA Lawsuit

Six Health Advocacy Groups Attempt to Intervene in FDA Lawsuit

Six public health groups have asked to intervene in two lawsuits that challenge the FDA’s deeming rules impacting premium cigars and electronic cigarettes. On Monday,...
Rubio, Manchin, Durbin

Rubio and Members of Committee on Appropriations Debate Premium Cigars

During a meeting of the Committee on Appropriations on Thursday, July 20, 2017, the topic of FDA regulations and their impact on the premium...
Florida Cigar

Florida, the Courts and the New Dynamic in Washington

Those passionate for great cigars, as well as those who make those moments with a cigar possible, know that the state of Florida is...
San Francisco Flavor Tobacco Ban

San Francisco Bans Flavored Tobacco Products

Recently approved legislation will make San Francisco the first U.S. city to to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. The city’s board of...
Rudy Giuliani IPCPR Keynote Address

IPCPR 2017: Rudolph Giuliani Delivers a Politically-Charged Keynote Speech

Trump, economic policy, cigars–that’s what former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani spoke about during his keynote speech at the 2017 International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers...
Agriculture Premium Cigar Exemption

House Agriculture Bill Attempts to Exempt Premium Cigars from Regulations

On June 27, 2017, the U.S. House of Representative Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture passed its FY18 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. The significance of...
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...
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