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[Canada] Smokers wanted for study looking at link between smokes packaging, behaviour

“When you basically get rid of that branding, there’s nothing more to look at except for the warning,” said addictions researcher Mohammed Al-Hamdani, which presumably would make the product less appealing and reduce smoking rates.
Halifax (NS) Chronicle Herald (ca)
added May 20, 2018 18:06
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Court Finds Cigar Health Warnings on Ads Constitutional

While prohibitions on commercial speech must be reviewed under an intermediate scrutiny standard--something less than the strict scrutiny for non-commercial speech--Mehta said the truthful messaging of the warnings was not a prohibition that demanded tha
Broadcasting & Cable online
added May 17, 2018 16:54
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IPCPR Issues Statement On Yesterday’s FDA Ruling

Mehta struck down the requirement that retailers who blend pipe tobacco must register their establishments with and submit product listings to the FDA. This is a positive development for IPCPR members and significantly eases the compliance burden facing m
The Cigar Authority
added May 16, 2018 19:34
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AUDIO: D.C. COURT RULES AGAINST CIGAR INDUSTRY IN CASE IMPOSING RESTRICTIVE FDA REGULATION

WIBC host Tony Katz spoke with Glynn Loope of the CRA Wednesday to find out how the ruling will impact the cigar industry and what the CRA and its partners are doing to fight back.
WIBC 91.3 FM (Indianapolis, IN)
added May 16, 2018 19:33
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CIGAR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, et al. v. FDA: BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’ CROSS-MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT (PDF)

While all of Plaintiffs’ arguments are meritless, amici focus here only on the public health concerns presented by cigars and the Government’s interest in regulating them. According to Plaintiffs, there is no evidence of “aregulatory problem with respe
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
added May 16, 2018 18:56
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FDA Cigar Warnings Don't Violate 1st Amendment, Judge Says ($$)

since they’re aimed at informing the public of health risks in a suit brought by advocacy groups representing smokers and industry against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta said that the agency’s rule increasing the s
Law360
added May 16, 2018 04:53
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MINATO: SEVEN THINGS: WHAT’S NEXT FOR CIGAR REGULATION AFTER THE D.C. COURT RULING

In his ruling, much of the fundamental parts of the deeming regulations were upheld, i.e.: the process FDA used to create the regulations was constitutional, warning labels are also constitutional and user fees for cigars are not going away. So now the q
HalfWheel
added May 16, 2018 04:47
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CIGAR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, et al., Plaintiffs, v. U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, et al., Defendants. (PDF)

1. The Deeming Rule’s health warning requirements comport with the TCA and the APA (Count VI) and do not violate the First Amendment (Count VII). 2. The User Fee Rule (Counts II and III) is upheld in its entirety. 3. The process by which the agency des
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
added May 16, 2018 04:37
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D.C. COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF FDA IN CIGAR REGULATION LAWSUIT

U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta ruled in favor the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in almost all parts of the lawsuit: upholding the core fo the rule itself, the requirements for warning labels and the payment of user fees. His decision was
HalfWheel
added May 15, 2018 20:03
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[UK] Plain tobacco packs failing, reveals new industry data

Plain cigarette packaging is failing in the UK, according to new data from the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA), released to mark the first anniversary of its introduction. The Smoking Toolkit Study has found that on a three month rolling averag
Talking Retail (uk)
added May 15, 2018 19:56
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