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,...
Justice Department and Cigar Trade Associations Take on Substantial Equivalence

FDA and Cigar Trade Associations Take on Substantial Equivalence

Substantial equivalence, the process by which manufacturers of covered tobacco products including cigars, pipe tobacco, and e-cigarettes submit different products for U.S. Food and...
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...
Dr. Brian A. King | Center for Tobacco Products (CTP)

Brian King Named as New Center for Tobacco Products Director

The Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) has a new director. In a Tweet posted on May 20, 2022, FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert M. Califf...
Swisher Responds to FDA's Proposed Flavored Cigar Ban

Swisher Files Lawsuit Against FDA Over Deeming Rule Concerns

As first reported by Halfwheel, Swisher International, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, proclaiming that the federal agency...
Louisiana Faces Restrictive Smoking Ban With New House Bill

Louisiana Faces Restrictive Smoking Ban With New House Bill

Louisiana is a favorite travel destination for many cigar and tobacco enthusiast but a new proposed house bill could make it less friendly toward...
FDA Issues Marketing Denial Order to JUUL Labs

FDA Orders All JUUL Devices and Pods Be Removed from U.S. Market

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs, Inc. for all of its products currently being...
Avail Vape / U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Avail Vapor Loses Challenge to FDA’s Marketing Denial Order

In another defeat for the e-cigarette industry, vape retailer Avail has lost its appeal of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Marketing Denial...
Flavored E-Liquid

California Assembly Approves Senate Bill 793 Banning Flavored Tobacco

On Aug. 24, 2020, the California Assembly approved a ban on the retail sale of flavored tobacco products within the state. The ban would...
Synthetic Nicotine | Vaping

Congress to Give FDA Power to Regulate Synthetic Nicotine

Do you remember the debate and legislation that gave the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the power to regulate synthetic nicotine? You're not...
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