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Although FDA’s just-extended deadlines for cigars buoyed spirits, attendance and smoke clouds in the hall were definitely lighter than previous years. more

Sep 13, 2017 7:30 AM Features

Recognizing unfair and possibly unwise regulatory processes, FDA extended the products review application process for “newly regulated” combustible tobacco products and for non-combustible products such as e-cigarettes. more

Sep 12, 2017 12:00 PM Features

The tobacco-based vaccine has benefits over traditional vaccines, the researcher says. more

Sep 12, 2017 6:00 AM News

Sep 12, 2017 12:00 AM

The US Food and Drug Administration says it will pursue lowering the nicotine content of cigarettes to non-addictive levels as part of an overall plan to protect youth and reduce tobacco-related disease and death. more

Sep 11, 2017 8:00 PM News

Following an executive order by President Duterte banning smoking in public places, the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) is considering regulating the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:00 AM Products

Researchers have asked the US Food and Drug Administration to review and potentially prohibit filtered cigarettes, after recently published results of a review saying they may lead to a specific type of lung cancer. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:00 AM News

Chinese electronic cigarette manufacturers now face both opportunities and challenges in production and sales at international markets due to the adoption of stringent new rules by the US Food and Drug Administration. more

May 15, 2017 12:00 AM Features

May 15, 2017 12:00 AM Products

Thirteen tech groups, including think tanks like TechFreedom and High Tech Forum, called on Congress to pass legislation that would loosen regulations on e-cigarette manufacturers that took effect last year. more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Products

The FDA’s deeming rule has had another profound effect – it is blocking sending cigars to US troops. more

Nov 1, 2016 11:00 PM News

FDA's Regulation Shaker

Nahuan Photo

Whether in Europe with the TPD2 or in the US with the new US Food & Drug Administration regulation, the cigar world feels that it is in the shaker for a new cocktail recipe, and it’s one that tastes slightly sour. more

Nov 1, 2016 9:00 PM Features

Tobacco companies won a small victory this August against the Food and Drug Administration in a lawsuit challenging FDA’s authority to require pre-clearance for tobacco products with changed labels or quantities. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 PM News

Extending its authority to e-cigarettes and cigars, the Food and Drug Administration issues letters to 24 websites for illegal sales to minors more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently finalized a rule known as the Deeming Regulation but when all the facts are known, some enduring myths about the new regulations emerge from the mist. more

Sep 12, 2016 12:00 AM Features

United States announces its final “deeming” regulations for cigars, pipe and hookah tobacco, and electronic cigarettes. more

Sep 2, 2016 12:00 AM News

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 AM News

A Lot of Smoke over MRTPs?

Image courtesy of British American Tobacco

As the industry continues writhing to appease anti-tobacco lobbyists, national regulators, and health authorities alike on all fronts, MRTPs (modified risk tobacco products) may offer at least partial respite – or do they? more

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features


From the Associate editor


Shining a light
on FDA's policies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been quite active in the tobacco industry these past few months… 

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