Yesterday, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine released its report, Premium Cigars: Patterns of Use, Marketing, and Health Effects.
It would exclude handcrafted premium cigars from FDA’s regulation of cigarettes and other tobacco products.
FDA wanted to cover 30% of a cigar box with a large health warning label. This would have destroyed the historic character of premium cigar packaging and turned walk-in humidors in premium cigar stores into large billboards for the FDA.
Steven Bailey’s family has been working in the tobacco business for generations. With the advent of FDA-regulations, Steven Bailey has found a way into the premium cigar business.
This week, J.C. Newman Cigar Company began distributing 100,000 postcards to premium cigar retailers across the country as part of its “Save Cigar City” campaign.
On July 28, 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.
The members of Procigar, the association of Dominican cigar manufacturers, held a press meeting during the 2017 Procigar Festival in Santiago de los Caballeros.
On June 1st 2016, Global Premium Cigars (GPC) filed a lawsuit against the FDA for the unlawful deeming regulation’s effect on small businesses.