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LOOPE: between cost-benefit analysis, the Cuba question, the potential for litigation on certain questions within the deeming rule, it’s all had an impact on slowing down the process…if the president doesn’t issue new regulations by May 17, a Congressio
Expressing alarm about repeated delays that have endangered the health of children, 30 leading public health and medical groups today urged President Barack Obama to promptly issue a final rule providing for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight of
Mary L. Landrieu served as a member of the United States Senate from 1997–2015, where she chaired the Senate Small Business Committee, and Energy Committee. She is now with the firm of Van Ness Feldman, and is a consultant to Cigar Rights of America and
The potential impact of plain packaging for tobacco products was the main motivation for hosting international journalists, mostly due to the $780 million that the cigar industry contributes to the Dominican Republic’s GDP…we spoke with Carlos Fuente Jr
there is a temporary freeze on the FDA Ruling close sources tell The Cigar Authority today. The story heard is that the decision for the freeze came immediately following President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba this past Tuesday March 22nd.
FDA wants to ban free samples of cigars and require manufacturers to put conspicuous warnings on cigar boxes, STAT reported March 23. Among the proposed warnings: “Cigar smoking can cause cancers of the mouth and throat, even if you do not inhale.”
Tobacco companies, patient advocates, and others submitted more than 135,000 comments on the proposal, and the FDA convened countless meetings to work out the fine print. Lawmakers, too, may have a stake in the fight: Loope estimates 30 of them smoke cig
a new program called Preschool for All has been proposed with funding coming from an increase in both the federal tax on cigarettes and a tax increase on other tobacco products, including cigars. Currently the federal tax on cigarettes is $1.01 per pack,
The senator from Texas really likes cigars…He holds fundraisers titled, “Smoke A Cigar With Senator Ted Cruz.” …How devastating it must be for Cruz, then, that in a poll by Cigar Aficionado…he won the support of only 22 percent of the magazine’s Rep
Nearly 1 in 4 high school students in the U.S. use at least one tobacco product, including e-cigarettes, according to the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey 7.7 percent of middle school students use at least one tobacco product, including e-cigarettes.