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The FDA Now Regulates Cigars—Is This the End of an Era?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016


The costs of compliance and the regulations behind it make for some insightful reading.

Nonetheless, the sale of every cigar brand and shape now hinges on FDA approval, which typically takes years due to an immense backlog of applications from countless other industries, including food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. A new set of rules proposed by the FDA could also treat every cigar shape (Robusto, Belicoso, and so on) of every brand as a separate product that must be individually submitted for review—with a fee paid for each submission. New cigars that were on the market by August 8, 2016—the cigars that were introduced during the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) annual trade show last July, for instance—can still be sold while awaiting FDA approval. However, they may not be on shelves a few years from now.

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