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Sellers and makers of premium cigars — often hand-rolled, slow-burning and made with aged tobacco leaves — say the FDA is overreaching, and are hiring lobbyists to fight back. Glynn Loope, the executive director of Cigar Rights of America, said the FDA’
New nicotine delivery devices on the market are unregulated and available for purchase by children and young adults . . . Text of today’s letter is below.
retailers have to be mindful of consumers’ needs, says May of Altria. “They need to be thinking about how much space to allocate to cigarettes and to the cigar category, and potentially other categories that are emerging soon,” he says. “If they’re not, o
Smokefree D.C., the advocacy group behind the passage of the 2007 law banning smoking in bars and restaurants, wrote a letter Mayor Vince Gray and the D.C. Council this week alleging that Civil and a number of other establishments in the city–primarily
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?
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced the “Sensible Tobacco Enforcement” bill, comprised of policies that will combat illegal cigarette smuggling, which–along with increased penalties for retailers who evade tobacco taxes or sell tobacco wi
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
cigar sales have more than doubled since 2000, driven by an explosion of cheap, sweet small cigars that entice kids, according to a report released today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. National surveys show high school students are twice as likel
Bokhari has made much of his fortune moving large amounts of tobacco products from Pennsylvania, where there is no tax, into New England where taxes are as high as 90 percent. But the I-Team has learned Bokhari is now under federal investigation for all
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.