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Cigar Aficionado: D.C. Judge Delays FDA Warnings

July 6, 2018

In a decision that has significant implications for the many beverage alcohol retailers who also sell cigars, a Washington D.C. judge issued an injunction yesterday postponing the looming effective date for the FDA’s onerous warning label scheme for cigar packaging and advertisements—marking a huge victory for the cigar industry. While the order does not outright ban the new warning label requirements, which were scheduled to go into effect on August 10, it should delay their implementation for at least a year, if not longer. Cigar Aficionado has the full story.—Andrew Nagy

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