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We Might Have A Little FDA "Breathing Room"

There have been some changes to the proposed FDA rules affecting premium cigars:

These changes were chronicled in documents published in the Federal Register and included the following:

Changing the original proposed two-part cigar rule (one for traditional tobacco products, one for tobacco products that previously not been regulated) to a “two-option” rule, one of which would exempt premium cigars.

We're Seeing Common Sense in New Jersey

Where an anti-smoking assemblyman supports new indoor cigar lounges.

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon), who was the lead advocate to ban smoking statewide in restaurants and bars, had a bill pass a committee last week to permit new cigar lounges to open.

Thanks, Assemblyman. I'm hoping that this is a political trend.

We May Have Dodged the Proverbial Bullet (For Now)

The FDA is considering exempting premium cigars

from their "rule making" attempts.

Though the agency “recognizes that all cigars are harmful and potentially addictive,” it also suggests some cigars are worse than others in getting teens addicted to smoking.

It proposes carving out “premium cigars” — hand-rolled, all-tobacco cigars that cost $10 or more each — from future regulation.

WTO Gets Involved in Austraila's "Plain Packaging" Law

It appears the the World Trade organization is getting involved in Australia's anti-branding law...

Geneva: A landmark challenge to Australia's plain-packaging law for cigarettes and cigars at the WTO could have vast implications for how governments square the rules of trade with radical public health measures.

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