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FDA Forms Nicotine Steering Committee

FDA Announces the Creation of the Nicotine Steering Committee

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a shift in its policy and approach toward tobacco. With a new focus...
Republicans send OMB Letter Seeking Premium Cigar Exemption

29 Republican Representatives Ask OMB to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulations

A group of 29 Republican members of Congress have sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in support of premium...
FDA Responds to Cigar Groups Request for Injunction

FDA Strikes Back at Cigar Trade Groups’ Injunction

The battle continues to be fought between the U.S. government and the premium cigar industry. In October 2017, three cigar trade associations–the International Premium...
FDA This Is Our Watch

FDA Officially Launches “This Is Our Watch” Program for Tobacco Retailers

This month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially launched “This Is Our Watch”, a program geared toward tobacco retailers to help tackle...
FDA Defends its Regulatory Power of Premium Cigars

FDA Defends Its Cigar and Pipe Tobacco Regulations

For those who think the fight is almost won in pulling back the regulations impacting premium cigars imposed by the U.S. Food and Drug...
Cigar Groups Accuse FDA of Infringing on Commercial Free Speech

Cigar Advocacy Groups Claim FDA Is Infringing on Commercial Free Speech

Are increased tobacco user fees and bigger warning label requirements infringing on cigar manufacturers’ Constitutional rights? According to several cigar industry advocacy groups, the...
Tobacco to 21 Act

Tobacco to 21 Act Introduced and Backed by Eleven Senators

A trend of 2017 has been for many states and local governments to introduce bills raising the legal smoking age to 21 years old...
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...
FDA Ingredient Compliance

FDA Extends Ingredient Listing Submissions Deadline

Technology is to blame–or in some people’s opinion, to thank–for the latest extension from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On Nov. 7,...
FDA Retailer Manufacturers

FDA Releases Revised Guidance for Retailers Who Manufacturer Tobacco Products

There are many tobacco and vape retailers who are viewed as manufacturers in the eyes of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The...
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