- The FDA is taking another look at premium cigars in a move that anti-tobacco groups fear could weaken regulations.
- It’s the latest push under Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to undertake a sweeping overall of tobacco and nicotine regulation.
- The FDA recently took the first step in lowering the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. It also said it’s seeking information on the role flavors, including menthol, play in attracting people to tobacco products and alternatives like e-cigarettes.
A woman smokes a cigar during the XVI Havana Cigar Festival in Havana.
The Food and Drug Administration is taking another look at premium cigars in a move that anti-tobacco groups fear could weaken regulations.
The agency is seeking guidance on how it should regulate premium cigars. It expanded the definition of tobacco products in 2016 and in doing so, brought premium cigars within its oversight. With Friday’s request, the FDA is asking for more information.