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The next box of cigars you purchase might have a stamp of a cigar-toting patriot affixed to it…”The Stamp” is from Cigar Rights of America, a national advocacy organization whose mission is to to protect the rights of manufacturers, retailers, and consu
“It’s government over-reach,” said Jeff Borysiewicz, founder of Corona Cigar Co., which carved a niche as an online cigar distributor based in Ocoee before expanding sales with cigar bars in Central Florida. “Nobody’s chain-smoking two boxes of cigars a
The three major cigar and tobacco industry associations filed suit Friday against the United States Food and Drug Administration’s “Deeming Rule.” The Cigar Association of America, International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association, and the Cigar
These results show why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must effectively enforce and strengthen the new rules for e-cigarettes and cigars it announced in May – and why Congress must reject the two industry-motivated efforts to weaken the FDA’s auth
While cigar manufacturers, retailers and smokers are still trying to grasp the impact of new regulations about to go into effect, it turns out the new rules could have been a lot worse—particularly for flavored cigars.
As a part of the federal rulemaking process, so-called “major” rules, those that have a large impact on the economy, must be reviewed by OMB. Although it is staffed mostly by economists who review a rule’s impact on the national economy, this office has
Some of the webinars are designed for specific audiences—tobacco retailers, vape shops, or manufacturers and importers, for example—to help them understand and comply with the new rule. The series includes two live question-and-answer sessions—the first f
There’s just one hitch: Regulations recently announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could keep Cuban cigars out of local tobacco shops for at least two years after the economic blockade ends. And even then, smokers may not find the full catal
DeLauro offered an amendment …to drop the cigar exemptions, the chairman, Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., hinted he enjoys cigars as he called for a vote. “In complete and full disclosure,” Rogers said, his sentence trailing off to laughter. “I’m a sinner.” T
The Deeming rule, among other things, subjected domestic manufacturers and importers of cigars and pipe tobacco to the FD&C Act’s user fee requirements…this final rule requires the submission of the information needed to calculate user fee assessments f