As a part of the new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations over premium cigars is the requirement of Warning Labels on cigar packages and cigar advertisements. The requirement for Warning Labels goes into effect two years after the issuing of the regulations (August 3, 2018). While this may seem like a simple requirement,…

On August 8th, 2016, premium cigars will be subject to regulations introduced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This will drastically change the way new products will be introduced to the marketplace. One thing that has been the subject of much conversation is something called the “grandfather” date to market a premium cigar product…

Over the past year, one of the most common I’ve heard from many people is “When will see Cuban Cigars available the United States?”  The answer to that question pretty much is dependent on when the Cuban Embargo will actually be lifted. However, this answer is now more complicated by the recent announcement of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s…

When the Food and Drug Administration announced on May 5 that it would begin regulating the premium cigar industry, the organization outlined an extensive list of new requirements that included everything from bigger warning labels to the banning of free samples. Most notable, however, was the FDA’s mandate requiring cigar manufacturers to test the ingredients…

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) “deeming” regulations could see a swathe of cigar brands put out of business and spark a blooming black market. The FDA announced May 5 that cigars, along with vapor products and pipe tobacco, will be brought under the agency’s control, in line with the terms set out in the 2009…

Although yesterday’s announcement that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will start regulating e-cigarettes is getting the most attention—Reason’s Jacob Sullum explains why this is awful news for vapers—the agency’s new deeming regulations also have huge implications for the cigar industry. The threat of FDA restrictions have loomed over the cigar business ever since the…

Manufacturers and retailers must receive premarket authorization for newly deemed tobacco products and comply with other requirements related to FDA’s long-anticipated deeming rule. On May 10, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the long-anticipated final “deeming rule,” which extended the FDA’s tobacco product authorities under the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act…

Global Premium Cigars, LLC—the company behind the 1502 Cigars brand—has filed what is the first known instance of a premium cigar company suing the U.S. Food & Drug Administration over its new deeming regulations. The lawsuit, filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court in Miami, argues amongst other things that new regulations by FDA regarding…