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FDA Files An Appeal To Delay Tobacco Deadlines

The United States Food and Drug Administration and the United States Department of Health and Human Services, through the U.S. Justice Department, filed an appeal the decision of Judge Paul Grimm to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in the case of American Academy of Pediatrics, et al. v. United States Food and Drug Administration, et al. On May 15, 2019, Judge Grimm found, in an opinion focused almost exclusively on […]

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FDA Extending Ingredient Listing by 6 Months

This afternoon the FDA announced via its twitter feed that it was extending the compliance deadline for submitting ingredient listings for deemed tobacco products by 6 months. The move comes a little over two weeks after they announced they would be delaying the listing for people in areas affected by hurricanes flooding and fires. News of the delay came this morning from a major manufacturer who confirmed the news with IPCPR. Then at 2pm eastern time, […]

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Agreement Reached on Suspension of Regulations Cigar & Pipe Advocacy Groups Announce Rule Deferment Pending Further Review

The following press release comes from Cigar Rights of America announcing an extension of upcoming compliance. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Since July 15, 2016, Cigar Association of America (CAA), Cigar Rights of America (CRA), and the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) have been pursuing litigation in federal court against the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), challenging the FDA’s May 10, 2016 Rule deeming cigars and pipe tobacco to be tobacco products subject […]

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FDA Extends Deadline For Product Listing Until June 30, 2017

Today, the FDA issued the revised guidance, “Registration and Product Listing for Owners and Operators of Domestic Tobacco Product Establishments.” In the initial revised guidance issued in July of this year, U.S. manufacturers of newly regulated products faced a deadline of December 31, 2016 for compliance with the registration and product listing requirements of section 905 of the Tobacco Control Act. The guidance has been revised again to clarify that for U.S. manufacturers of newly […]

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Boutique Blends Issues Statement On FDA Compliance

Rafael Nodal of Boutique Blends has issued a statement on FDA Compliance, Now that our industry is officially under the FDA regulations, we wanted to write to update you on the work we are doing to comply with the regulations. We know that as a retailer, when you order products from a company, you may wonder if you should support their brands because you don’t know if the company will be here next year. (A […]

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FDA Launches Compliance Webinars

The Center for Tobacco Products is offering a series of webinars to help industry understand a recently finalized rule extending the FDA’s authority to all tobacco products. Under the rule, which is often referred to as the “deeming rule,” the FDA’s authority covers products such as e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco, and pipe tobacco, among others. Some of the webinars are designed for specific audiences—tobacco retailers, vape shops, or manufacturers and importers, for example—to help them […]

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