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Retailers React to Federal Tobacco 21 Legislation Passing

Retailers React to Federal Tobacco 21 Legislation Passing

On Dec. 20, 2019, President Donald Trump signed a $1.4 trillion spending bill that contained a federal age increase for tobacco products. With the...
Illinois Supreme Court tosses out Chicago tobacco tax

Illinois Supreme Court Tosses out Chicago Tobacco Tax

Christmas came a little early for the premium cigar and pipe industry in Chicago as the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on Dec. 19 that...
Congress Close to Passing National Tobacco 21 Legislation

Congress Close to Passing National Tobacco 21 Legislation

To round out a year of industry-changing legislation, Congress is reportedly on the verge of permanently raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products...
Trump Nominates Dr. Stephen M. Hahn for FDA Commissioner Position

Senate Confirms Hahn to Lead FDA

On Thursday, Dec. 12, the United States Senate voted 72-18 to confirm Dr. Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the U.S. Food and...
Trump Nominates Dr. Stephen M. Hahn for FDA Commissioner Position

Trump’s New FDA Commissioner Nominee Advances in Senate

President's Trump pick to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has secured a key vote in a Senate committee, paving a way...
Some Premium Cigars Exempted from Anti-Smoking Bill

Some Premium Cigars Exempted from Anti-Smoking Bill

Earlier this month, the United States House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health voted to approve The Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic...
Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Passes in House Subcomitte

Controversial Anti-Tobacco Bill Passes House Subcommittee

When it comes to legislation and regulations, 2019 has not been particularly kind to the tobacco industry. Flavor bans and Tobacco 21 legislation has...
Trump Nominates Dr. Stephen M. Hahn for FDA Commissioner Position

Trump Nominates Dr. Stephen M. Hahn for FDA Commissioner Position

President Donald Trump has revealed his plans to nominate Dr. Stephen M. Hahn to take on the role of commissioner of the U.S. Food...
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...
D.C. District Court Ruling Keeps Substantial Equivalence Deadline On Track

Cigar Industry Loses on Substantial Equivalence Challenge

In the case of Cigar Association of America, et. Al v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the court declined to grant a declamatory relief....
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