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Age Verification

Acing FDA Age Verification Rules

Since the FDA’s deeming regulations went into effect on August 8, 2016, anyone selling tobacco products must verify that the purchaser is over 18...
New FDA Compliance Deadlines

New FDA Compliance Deadlines Revealed

As previously reported by Tobacco Business, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was issuing a three-month extension for the enforcement of the...
Scott Gottlieb

Scott Gottlieb Gets Confirmation from Senate for new FDA Position

Scott Gottlieb, President Trump’s pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday, May 11, 2017, in...
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...
Famous Smoke Shop Cigar Smokers Rights Hub

Famous Smoke Shop launches Cigar Smoker’s Rights Hub

Premium cigar retailer Famous Smoke Shop has launched a new interactive Cigar Smokers’ Rights Hub. Created in response to the deeming rules brought on...
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...
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