Extension on FDA Regulations

This calls for a cigar!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced they’ll be exploring a “new, comprehensive plan” for tobacco regulation. That includes extending the pre-market application for cigars by four years — to August 2021.

Though the agency has not eased their stance on proposed regulations for tobacco products — including cigars — industry leaders see this week’s announcement as positive news.

“We commend the objective approach,” said Mark Pursell — CEO of the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers association IPCPR).

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