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Tobacco Control Act

FDA Issues Warning Letter To Parent Company of Drew Estate

According to a press release from the FDA, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning letters to four tobacco manufacturers—Swisher International Inc., Cheyenne International LLC, Prime Time International Co., and Southern Cross Tobacco Company Inc.—for selling flavored cigarettes that are labeled as little cigars or cigars, which is a violation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA). The companies received warning letters for products under the “Swisher Sweets,” “Cheyenne,” “Prime Time,” and […]

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Appropriations Committee Passes Predicate Date Language

The following statement was sent by IPCPR this afternoon, Today, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee considered the FY 2016 Agriculture Appropriations Bill which passed 29-21. The legislation will now be schedule for consideration on the House Floor. Included in this bill was a provision to make a technical change to the Tobacco Control Act, affecting the regulation of premium cigars, pipe tobacco, and other tobacco products. When the Tobacco Control Act was passed into law, […]

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Law | FDA Raises Fines For Tobacco Sales

The amount you will have to pay for illegally selling an FDA-regulated tobacco products just went up 10%. The 6th fine in a 48 month period will cost you $11,000 which its an extra $1000. According to the FDA FAQ, “Civil Money Penalties for Tobacco Retailers – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions,” (revised June 2014), the maximum civil money penalty for six or more violations within a 48-month period was increased “to reflect inflation, as […]

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