Cigar News: FDA Acknowledges their Huge Workload for Substantial Equivalence Reports and Offers Possible Deferment

On August 5th 2020, just 4 years after the FDA’s deeming regulations on the the cigar industry took effect, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration submitted a court filing which essentially proposed a program that will allow manufacturers to request a deferral on submitting substantial equivalence reports. Essentially it allows premium cigar manufacturers to apply Read more about Cigar News: FDA Acknowledges their Huge Workload for Substantial Equivalence Reports and Offers Possible Deferment[…]

Cigar News: Words A Premium Cigar Manufacturer/Brand Owner Never Want To See

“We completed our review of your Substantially Equivalent (SE) Report submitted under section 905(j) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and determined that the new tobacco product is not substantially equivalent to the predicate tobacco products listed in Appendix A…..“ These are the words that start the letter from the FDA Read more about Cigar News: Words A Premium Cigar Manufacturer/Brand Owner Never Want To See[…]

Cigar News: DC Court of Appeals Rules Against FDA Warning Labels on Cigars

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously ruled in favor of the Premium Cigar industry today, by striking down a former ruling that warning labels are required on cigar products. The court ruled that the FDA warning labels are “arbitrary and capricious.” The complete opinion of the court can Read more about Cigar News: DC Court of Appeals Rules Against FDA Warning Labels on Cigars[…]

Cigar News: Live Free or Die..Unless You Smoke Cigars

No sooner has the New Hampshire State House of Representatives been seated for the 2019 legislative session, a 5th term house representative, Timothy Horrigan (D), introduced a bill that would no longer exempt premium cigars from the states Tobacco Tax. Rep. Horrigan, a resident of Duram. NH, who represents Strafford- District 06 which includes both Duram and Madbury, Read more about Cigar News: Live Free or Die..Unless You Smoke Cigars[…]

Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions – August 17, 2018

Welcome to the 11th 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 Read more about Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions – August 17, 2018[…]

Save the Leaf

Congress Moves Towards Premium Cigar Exemption

With all the disasters this country has seen over the past few weeks, something good came out of Washington today as the House of Representatives passed the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018, H.R. 3354. Why is that so great you ask? Well in H.R. 3354 is language that would provide a Read more about Congress Moves Towards Premium Cigar Exemption[…]

Black Smoke Miami – The Mansion Party

Well  it was an action packed and smokey fun Thursday and Friday at the Black Smoke Miami events and now it was time to let it all hang as we moved to  the Mansion Party. Yes this was a mansion with a big house, huge back yard, and a ginormous gazebo overlooking the river. The Read more about Black Smoke Miami – The Mansion Party[…]

District Court Denies Public Health Groups Motion to Intervene in Lawsuit

BREAKING CIGAR NEWS The Cigar Rights of America (CRA) reports: Today, the District Court for the District Columbia rejected the motion of six public health groups to immediately intervene in the premium cigar industry’s joint lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The six groups, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Cancer Society Read more about District Court Denies Public Health Groups Motion to Intervene in Lawsuit[…]

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 Read more about Cigar Industry Lawsuit Against FDA’s Deeming Rule Moves Forward[…]

Little Smoke Charity Fundraiser Cigar Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2016  Villa Park, IL – Little Smoke for Aficionados of Cigars is hosting their annual Charitable Cigar Event this coming Friday, October 7, 2016.  The event will be held at  525 N Third Ave, Villa Park, IL 60181. The Little Smoke is a charity fundraiser cigar event held each year to benefit Read more about Little Smoke Charity Fundraiser Cigar Event[…]

Cornelius & Anthony Venganza

Cornelius and Anthony Venganza – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Cornelius & Anthony Cigars has been busy in 2016, launching a number of new blends at this years IPCPR in Las Vegas. The line-up included the Cornelius, the Daddy Mac, a revamped Meridian (expected to be released in October), and the Venganza, which is the topic of today’s review. As mentioned in previews reviews, the company is steeped in tobacco history Read more about Cornelius and Anthony Venganza – Rough Cut Cigar Review[…]

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 Read more about Save the Leaf Cigar Freedom Event Day 2 – sponsored by Gurkha Cigars[…]

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. Read more about Cigar Regulation Day of Reckoning – Save The Leaf[…]

KAFIE TRADING COMPANY, LLC INTRODUCES KAFIE 1901 COFFEE CO. TO HELP SUPPORT CIGAR RIGHTS OF AMERICA.

Kafie Trading Company, LLC Kafie 1901 Cigars Kafie 1901 Coffee 8334 SW 193rd Street Cutler Bay, Florida 33157 305-255-6368/69 info@kafiecigars.com www.kafiecigars.com For Immediate Release: May 12, 2016 KAFIE TRADING COMPANY, LLC INTRODUCES KAFIE 1901 COFFEE CO. TO HELP SUPPORT CIGAR RIGHTS OF AMERICA. In light of the recent news delivered by the Food and Drug Read more about KAFIE TRADING COMPANY, LLC INTRODUCES KAFIE 1901 COFFEE CO. TO HELP SUPPORT CIGAR RIGHTS OF AMERICA.[…]