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[…]

Cigar Industry Lawsuit Against FDA’s Deeming Rule Moves Forward

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Cigar Association of America, the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association and Cigar Rights of America filed a Motion for Summary Judgment and opening brief in the cigar industry’s litigation challenging the FDA’s[…]

Save the Leaf Cigar Freedom Event Day 2 – sponsored by Gurkha Cigars

Now that I made it home from Washington D.C. after long delays and flight cancellations on Delta Airlines, I can talk some more about the Save the Leaf weekend held August 6 – 8 in Washington D.C.. Day 2 of Save the Leaf was sponsored by Gurkha Cigars, and we can’t thank them enough for[…]

Law Suit against FDA Cigar Regulation filed in Federal Court

Enrique Fernando Sanchez Icaza and Global Premium Cigars, LLC have filed a law suit against the FDA on June 1, 2016. In this complaint, the Plaintiffs are suing in there official capacity, Defendant Robert Califf, M.D.,  Commissioner of Food and Drugs who is the senior official of the FDA, and Defendant Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of[…]

Stop the FDA from taking your Cigar Rights

Editorial – Stop The FDA The FDA will close public input to the latest proposed regulations on cigars this Friday August 8th. We have just 4 days to voice our concerns. Many of you have done that and now I am calling on all to use social media to further voice our concerns. The FDA tag is @FDATobacco.[…]