Category Archives: FDA Regulations

FDA Warning Label Lawsuit Update from IPCPR

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 […]

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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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IPCPR’s Annual Convention Returns to Sands Expo and Convention Center in 2019 & 2020

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C., April 25, 2018: The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) has signed a multi-year contract to hold its Annual Convention & International Trade Show at the Sands Expo® and The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, beginning in 2019. “We’re very excited to be going back to the Sands/Venetian. Having the event and people all housed together under one roof gives everyone a lot more in the […]

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