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Warning Labels

U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Strikes Down Warning Labels For All Cigars

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) and Cigar Rights of America (CRA) are pleased that a unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found flaws in the FDA’s Deeming Rule regulating cigars and held that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) did not do necessary work to show an effect of large cigar warning labels on reducing smoking rates. Judge Gregory G. Katsas notes in the opinion, “The […]

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JC Newman Issues Statement On Todays Warning Label Decision

JC Newman Cigar Company issued the following statement on today’s victory. For 125 years, my family has been carefully packing our handcrafted cigars in decorative wooden boxes with beautiful cigar labels and bands. 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. Today, Judge […]

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Cigar Industry Wins In Warning Label Case vs FDA

The cigar industry scored a win today against the FDA when Judge Amit P. Mehta ruled in their favor over warning label requirements. If the FDA was allowed to create labeling rules, the majority of cigar boxes would have covered with a a warning. In his conclusion Judge Mehta wrote, “The Deeming Rule’s warnings requirement for premium cigars is hereby vacated” before adding,  “this portion of the Rule is remanded to the agency for further […]

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DC Courts Grant Stay of Execution For Cigar Companies

A Washington DC court ruled this afternoon that cigar companies will not need to have warning labels in place on August 10, 2018. According to the ruling, the label placements have been delayed until 60 days after the appeal has been ruled on by the DC Circuit US Court of Appeals, if needed. According to the Judge, “Because Plaintiffs’ appeal presents “serious legal questions” on the merits, and because the likelihood of irreparable harm, the […]

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Say Goodbye To Beautiful Cigar Boxes – FDA Fallout Continues

Currently in country of Australia, all cigar boxes look the same. The colors are cool gray 2c, The font that is used is Lucida Sans 12, and the images are a series of revolving images from diseased lungs, to a person’s foot with a toe tag attached. The FDA Rules that came out today imposes new packaging guidelines for the cigar industry and while not as extreme it will change how a cigar box looks […]

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