Flavor Ban

Showdown in San Francisco Over Proposed Flavor Ban

A controversial citywide ban on flavored tobacco products is heading to the ballot box. 

Throughout the country, at the state, county and city level, governmental bodies are introducing—and ultimately passing—legislation that sets both logistical and financial barriers in place for consumers of tobacco products.

By: Tobacco Business

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FDA

Higher FDA User Fees Coming For Cigar Industry

"At the end of the day, it affects consumers." - Jorge Padron, president of Padron Cigars, Inc.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which regulates all tobacco products, including premium cigars, today announced its calculation for user fees for the 2018 fiscal year. And the fees are going up.

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FDA

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 the omnibus appropriations package, passed the House by 211-198 votes and will now move to the Senate for consideration.

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