H.R. 2339, a legislative bill also known as the “Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019,” has dominated headlines in the recent week. On Feb. 27, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H.R. 866, which paved the way for a vote on H.R. 2339 which if passed would amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act’s treatment of tobacco product sales and marketing. H.R. 866 passed along party lines, with 204 Democrats voting in favor of it and 186 Republicans voting against it.

For more on this story : https://tobaccobusiness.com/hr-2339-passes-in-the-u-s-house-of-representatives/


It was exciting to be featured on No Filter Radio Show to talk about cigars and the inspiration behind Fortaleza y Libre. Listen to the podcast in its entirety here.

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today applauded the SBA Office of Advocacy for holding a roundtable on the overregulation of small businesses in the premium cigar industry. 

“Small, family-owned businesses are the cornerstone of the premium cigar industry in Florida,” Rubio said. “Excessive regulation by the FDA is detrimental to the vitality and growth of small businesses in the historic cigar industry. I am pleased to see the SBA Office of Advocacy give small businesses a voice in the regulatory process and shed light on FDA’s burdensome effects on this iconic industry.”

For more information, go here: https://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?id=7246F92E-9BFF-44F1-B481-745995CDE3E4

The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy will hold a roundtable to discuss the regulation of premium cigars beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019. The roundtable will be held in Washington, D.C., at the Small Business Administration headquarters, 409 3rd Street SW, Eisenhower Conference Room. 

For more information, go here:  https://advocacy.sba.gov/2019/08/27/sba-office-of-advocacy-roundtable-on-the-regulation-of-premium-cigars-september-12-2019/