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).