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Cigar News: US Court of Appeals Strikes Down Warning Labels

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has unanimously struck down warning labels on cigars. They noted flaws in the FDA’s Deeming Rule regulating cigars and said that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) did not do enough work to show an effect of large cigar warning labels on reducing smoking rates.

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Cigar News: IPCPR Announces

IPCPR has launched a new grassroots website, This site is a resource for retailers and consumers to get involved with public policy issues that affect premium cigars. This launch coincides with their first grassroots campaign urging Congress to support a premium cigar exemption provision in the annual spending bill. Over time, this site will serve as the center of IPCPR’s grassroots effort with the cigar community for multiple federal and state initiatives.

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Cigar News: Federal Judge Delays Cigar Warning Requirements

Earlier today, 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 warning label requirements for packaging and advertising were slated to go into effect on August 10th. Judge Mehta’s order delays any enforcement of the requirement until at least 60 days after the conclusion of an appeal currently underway. No date has been set for a court to hear the appeal.

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Cigar News: FDA Will Re-Evaluate Premium Cigar Regulation

The FDA is taking another look at premium cigars in a move that anti-tobacco groups fear could weaken regulations. It’s the latest push under Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to undertake a sweeping overall of tobacco and nicotine regulation. The FDA recently took the first step in lowering the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. It also said it’s seeking information on the role flavors, including menthol, play in attracting people to tobacco products and alternatives like e-cigarettes.

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Cigar News: House Bill Passes with Premium Cigar Exemption

Earlier today the US House of Representatives passed a 12 bill spending package that includes a provision prohibiting the FDA from enforcing regulations against premium cigars. The bill, known as an omnibus appropriations package, passed the House by 211-198 votes and will now move to the Senate for consideration. Congress has until December 8th to pass spending legislation and fund the federal government.

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Cigar News: FDA, IPCPR & CRA Announce New Plan for Premium Tobacco

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 28, 2017 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, announced a new comprehensive plan for the approach the agency will take to the regulation of tobacco products, placing an emphasis on a science-based method, that notes a “continuum of risk” that recognizes the differences in tobacco products.

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Cigar News: Senate Confirms Dr. Scott Gottlieb as FDA Commissioner

Earlier today the United States Senate confirmed Dr. Scott Gottlieb as the next Commissioner of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). IPCPR applauds the Senate’s decision to put thoughtful and experienced leadership at the head of an organization as critical as the FDA. Dr. Gottlieb’s confirmation puts a reform minded physician with experience in both the public and private sectors in charge of a regulatory body that has too often failed in its mission to protect the public health without needlessly hampering commerce in this country. The small business retailers and professional tobacconists that make up IPCPR are counting on the leadership of Dr. Gottlieb and the actions of his FDA to address and correct the onerous and catastrophic elements of last year’s Deeming Rule.

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Cigar News: Famous Smoke Launches Cigar Smokers’ Rights Guide

EASTON, PA–(Marketwired – March 30, 2017) – Famous Smoke Shop, the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, has debuted their new interactive Cigar Smokers’ Rights Hub. Crafted in response to the US Food & Drug Administration’s 2016 Final Deeming Rule regarding premium cigars and other tobacco products, the Famous Smoke guide presents cigar enthusiasts with a history of legal actions affecting the tobacco industry. The Smokers’ Rights Hub also offers cigar smokers a detailed understanding of how FDA’s new regulations will negatively impact the premium cigar industry, and the legal challenges that have been mounted against the agency’s sweeping new rules.

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