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FDA Confirms Cigar Manufacturers Banned from Donating Cigars to Troops

FDA Confirms Cigar Manufacturers Banned from Donating Cigars to Troops

Are cigar manufacturers allowed to donate cigars to U.S. troops? It's a question that's gotten numerous responses but no clear answer since the Deeming...
Congress Lets Children's Health Insurance Program Expire

CHIP Program Ends; Its Tobacco Tax Does Not

With the start of the new fiscal year, another government program is getting the axe due to a lack of funding. This time the...
FDA Tobacco Retailer Warning Labels

FDA Warning Letter to Retailers: What You need to Know

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last year or two, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now regulates all...
Federal Judge Delays FDA's Warning Label Requirement

Federal Judge Delays FDA’s Warning Label Requirement

For cigar and pipe businesses, there's finally some good news to report on the ongoing lawsuit between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
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...
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...
Warning Shot

Warning Shot: Behind the Warning Label Delay

As many in the industry are aware, one of the major aspects of the FDA’s deeming regulations is the requirement that: (1) cigarmakers must...
FDA Begins Review of Premium Cigar Regulation

FDA Begins Review of Premium Cigar Regulation

Here we go again–the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is looking at regulating premium cigars but this time around, it wants to hear...
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...
Nicaragua Protests Rock Tobacco and Cigar Industry

Tobacco Manufacturers Impacted by Unrest in Nicaragua

For many tobacco businesses, Nicaragua is not only the location of tobacco farms and factories but it's also home. This past week, Nicaragua found...
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