FDA Extends Cigar Pre-Market Deadline

It’s been a busy week in Washington, D.C.,  what with all the hoopla and such about the healthcare, administration shakeups,  and the never-ending Russia story. One thing that is not talked much about on the left or right mainstream news is the latest with regards to cigar regulation. Sometimes the only way the cigar business[…]

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Cigar Industry Talks about FDA Rules

During the 2017 IPCPR I took some time with numerous brand owners to talk about their blends and business in general. One of the questions I asked, was how are they handling the FDA regulations on the cigar industry. It is just about a year (August 8, 2016) since the FDA clamped down on our[…]

CAW

For Hire – Non Smokers Need Not Apply – Washington State

Washington State is proud to claim that their progressive laws and policies protect workers and families from second-hand smoke in public places. On December 8, 2005, the “Smoking in Public Places” law (RCW 70.160) went into effect, making it illegal to smoke in all indoor public places and workplaces in Washington. The state points out[…]

Cigar Regulations

Cigar Regulation Day of Reckoning – Save The Leaf

So here it is Monday,  August 8, 2016, a day that will live in the hearts and souls of cigar smokers across the United States. A day where the Government stretched the limits of law and finally entered our humidors with cigar regulation.  This day is one that many will remember for years to come.[…]

FDA to Rule on Cigar Regulation

The news today is that the FDA is finally going to rule on the long awaited cigar regulation this month. Well maybe not this month but according to news sources FDA spokesman Michael Felberbaum stated he did not have a timeline for the rule’s release. Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, stated he believes[…]