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D.C. Court Rules Against Cigar Industry in Case Imposing Restrictive FDA Regulation

Thousands of Farmers and Small Businesses at Risk

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The cigar industry has lost in a major court battle involving FDA regulations.

A U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. ruled in favor the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in almost all parts of the lawsuit: upholding the core of the rule itself, the requirements for warning labels and the payment of user fees. 

The lawsuit was filed in July 2016 by the Cigar Association of America (CAA), Cigar Rights of America (CRA) and the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers’ Association (IPCPR). Last October, they filed for a motion of partial summary judgment, asking the court to stop FDA’s implementation of warning labels, user fees and various pipe tobacco restrictions.

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.

Click below to hear the full interview:

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