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Anti-tobacco advocates and industry representatives widely expect the agency to require changes in the marketing and manufacturing of cigars. But the central question remains: What kind of cigars will the FDA target, and how?
This report documents how the proliferation of new cigar products and their marketing has changed the market in ways that threaten our kids and establishes the need for common-sense regulation of cigars. It also explains how tobacco tax policy should be
who knows what else has been added to these cigars without our knowledge? Certainly not the smokers themselves or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), … Congress must reject legislation that would exempt some cigars from FDA oversight.
On nearly every front, Zeller will face impatience from all directions. Tobacco companies — unaccustomed to federal oversight, wary of restrictions that could shrink their bottom lines and willing to wage legal battles — have maintained at best a tense
Herzog said concerning the transition from Deyton to Zeller, “While Deyton was viewed as being somewhat open and conciliatory to the industry, there have been some questions as to how Zeller’s relationship with the industry will unfold,” she wrote. “Altho
The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) and BnB Tobacco, a leading provider of premium cigars and tobacco products online, offers support for the H.R. 1639 or the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Pre
Public health advocates praised Zeller’s appointment. Richard Daynard, a Northeastern University School of Law professor and president of the Public Health Advocacy Institute, said he would make a “very knowledgeable, sophisticated and effective leader.”
The premium cigar industry worries … The industry is now waiting on a proposed rule from the agency that could make other tobacco products subject to the same regulations as cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco. T
In order to take steps such as dialing back the amount of nicotine in tobacco products, the agency must undertake exhaustive scientific research demonstrating that its decisions are not “arbitrary and capricious.” Mr. Deyton says the public can expect mo
Widespread attention continues to be focused on the FDA’s announced plan to regulate additional tobacco products, possibly including cigars. With state legislatures beginning their 2013 sessions, many are signaling how they are planning to take matters i