Monthly Archives: June 2018

IPCPR: Senators Send Letter to FDA on Premium Cigar Exemption

  Earlier this week, Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson led a bipartisan letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, directing the FDA to bring quick regulatory relief to the premium cigar industry.  Signed by 17 Senators, the letter outlines the need for the quick adoption of a premium cigar definition by the agency and the ultimate exemption of that product category from current FDA regulations. The letter comes as the FDA has recently extended by 30 days […]

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FDA Warning Label Requirements for Cigar Packaging

  August 10th marks a major milestone in the implementation of FDA’s Deeming Rule.  On this date, the warning label requirements for cigar and pipe tobacco packaging and advertising go into effect. Below are a few things retailers should know ahead of time. IPCPR plans to release additional briefs on aspects of the warning label requirements over the coming days. These briefs will cover issues including the point-of-sale signage requirements for retailers of individual, unpackaged […]

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FDA Announces Extension to Tobacco Related ANPRMs

  Earlier today, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced extensions to three advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) dockets currently underway.  The extension covers the ANPRMs on nicotine reduction, flavors and premium cigars. This extension provides additional time for industry to present its case to the administration and submit comments to the FDA.  IPCPR, along with other industry associations, members of Congress and industry stakeholders submitted extension requests. Our association applauds the FDA’s […]

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