Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions – July 6, 2018

Welcome to the 8th installment of the Stogie Press “Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions”, where Boston Jimmie scours the world-wide web of cigars and summarizes relevant news and questions of the past week. On the following Monday, my friend Kap Kaplowitz then shreds my writing and puts his unique commentary on select[…]

Cigar Industry Scores Another Victory

The premium cigar industry can chalk up another victory in their ongoing battle to win exemption from the US FDA’s deeming regulations on tobacco. Yesterday, D.C. District Court Judge Amit Mehta issued an injunction prohibiting the U.S. Food & Drug Administration from enforcing its warning label requirements on cigars and pipe tobacco. The injunction order[…]

Senators Send Letter to FDA on Premium Cigar Exemption

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Association reports that 17 US Senators sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb outlining the need for the quick adoption of a premium cigar definition by the agency and the ultimate exemption of that product category from current FDA regulations.  The letter was a bi-partisan effort led[…]

FDA Alert!!

From the International Premium Cigars and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Association The FDA has finally published its long awaited notice on premium cigars. The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) was released earlier today, and as anticipated, seeks input from industry, other stakeholders and the public on if and how the agency should define and regulate premium cigars differently[…]

Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) Testifies Against Cigar Regulation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10,  2017   Yesterday Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture about the need for appropriations language exempting premium cigars from the FDA’s deeming rule. This testimony came during the Appropriations Committee’s annual members’ day. IPCPR applauds Congressman Posey and extends our thanks on behalf of[…]

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[…]

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[…]

FDA Rules against Cigars

Breaking News…. The Federal Government announced today that they have effectively chosen “option 1” in the previously deeming regulation which now will force all cigars that are on the shelves to be removed if they were blended/introduced after 2007. That means a significant inventory of cigars that we enjoy will not be available and will[…]

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[…]

FDA’s Deeming Regulations – An Update?

As 2015 comes to an end and 2016 begins, we at Stogie Press asked the question: Where do we stand on the FDA Regulations regarding premium cigars & tobacco products? Currently, we are exactly where we were last year at this time. The FDA continues to evaluate the information it has gathered, and has made[…]