U.S. Court of Appeals Strikes down FDA-Required Warning Labels for Cigars


Glynn Loope, executive director of the CRA, added: “This pronouncement by the court ratifies what the courts and members of congress have been saying for years: A reflexive, unstudied, ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to regulation simply doesn’t work. For all too long, that has been the approach of the agency, and the courts continuously tell them they’re wrong. It’s time for court decisions like today, and messages from hundreds of members of congress from both sides of the aisle to be heard: Exempt premium cigars from the most onerous elements of these regulations, and reform the most economically threatening rules that have already been implemented.”

Both the PCA and the CRA agree on one thing: the FDA’s regulation of premium cigars is flawed and exceeds the statutory authority without justification.

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