Texas Cigar Businesses Sue FDA Over Warning Label Regulations


The Texas lawsuit, which is separate from the lawsuit filed by cigar industry trade groups, argues that the warning labels “seizing 30 percent of each of the two principal panels of a package, the [Final] Rule takes up to 475 percent more of the surface area of the package than the FTC warnings do” and that the “new required warnings will cover up space where manufacturers and retailers speak to consumers.”

In addition, the lawsuit suggests that the FDA Deeming Rule isn’t in the government’s best interest because there isn’t enough research to back up the claim that including these warning labels on products will reduce the use or consumption of cigar products.

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