Last week, the FDA held a conference on tobacco regulation. The agency invited Drew Newman, J.C. Newman's general counsel, and a fourth-generation cigar maker, to address the conference on behalf of the premium cigar industry and respond to questions from the audience.
Earlier today, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated its roadmap for regulations, called the Unified Regulatory Agenda. This outlines the regulatory priorities and perspective timeline for the FDA and other federal agencies.
I do believe that cigar industry organizations should continue to fight against all cigar regulation. To vilify companies who are trying to work within the framework of FDA legislation implemented that is done so in a logical, science based, and non-burdensome way, is ultimately self-defeating for the entire industry.
Anyone can submit comments during this process. IPCPR will be sure to submit comments and looks forward to communicating the content of those comments out to our retailers. Comments are due June, 25th.
As the premium cigar industries’ BIGGEST week rapidly approaches, Southern Draw Cigars would like to share a few thoughts with partners, consumers and friends along with media members and industry associations.
The group is planning a peaceful march on the U.S. Capitol August 8, 2016. The event itself is free of charge, and there will be plenty of cigars provided to attendees helping out all weekend supporting the main event on August 8th.