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Write FDA, and Ask Them to Defend Your Freedom!
July 3, 2014
Alert 8


This is the eighth in a series of action alerts from the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) regarding the proposed deeming regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on tobacco products. This week, ask the FDA not to impose arbitrary and unnecessary restrictions on small businesses and cigar connoisseurs.

Click here to access a sample letter to use as a guideline to prepare your personal response to FDA’s deeming regulations. The more personalized comments, data, and information you include in your response, the more effective your feedback will be. Once you have personalized the letter, click here to submit comment electronically. If you are redirected to the regulations.gov homepage, please search for 'FDA-2014-N-0189-0001' and click 'Comment Now.'




Send Your Personal Letter to FDA Regarding Seasonal Blends and Limited Editions
June 26, 2014
Alert 7

This is the seventh in a series of action alerts from the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) regarding the proposed deeming regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on tobacco products. The focus of this week's letter is seasonal blends and limited editions.

Click here to access a sample letter to use as a guideline to prepare your personal response to FDA’s deeming regulations. The more personalized comments, data, and information you include in your response, the more effective your feedback will be. Once you have personalized the letter, click here to submit comment electronically. If you are redirected to the regulations.gov homepage, please search for 'FDA-2014-N-0189-0001' and click 'Comment Now.'





FDA Extends Comment Period on Deeming Regulations
June 20, 2014

 

The Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) has announced a 30-day extension of the comment period for the proposed rule, Deeming Tobacco Products To Be Subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as Amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The comment period will now close on August 8, 2014.


The proposed rule could extend the authority of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products to additional tobacco products, including premium cigars and pipe tobacco. The feedback the FDA receives during the public comment period will shape the final regulations that will greatly impact your small business.
It is critical that you continue to remain engaged throughout the duration of the public comment period by taking action on IPCPR’s weekly alerts.




Send Your Personal Letter to FDA Regarding Youth Access
June 19, 2014
Alert 6

This is the sixth in a series of action alerts from the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) regarding the proposed deeming regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on tobacco products. The focus of this week's letter is youth access.


Click here to access a sample letter to use as a guideline to prepare your personal response to FDA’s deeming regulations. The more personalized comments, data, and information you include in your response, the more effective your feedback will be. Once you have personalized the letter, click here to submit comment electronically. If you are redirected to the regulations.gov homepage, please search for 'FDA-2014-N-0189-0001' and click 'Comment Now.'

Contact Kip Talley at 
kip@ipcpr.org with any questions or concerns.



Send Your Personal Letter to FDA Regarding An Arbitrary Price Point for Premium Cigars
June 12, 2014
Alert 5

This is the fifth in a series of action alerts from the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) regarding the proposed deeming regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on tobacco products. This week’s focus is on the inclusion of an arbitrary price point for a cigar to be considered “premium.”

Click here to access a sample letter to use as a guideline to prepare your personal response to FDA’s deeming regulations. The more personalized comments, data, and information you include in your response, the more effective your feedback will be. Once you have personalized the letter, click here to submit comment electronically. If you are redirected to the regulations.gov homepage, please search for 'FDA-2014-N-0189-0001' and click 'Comment Now.'

Contact Kip Talley at kip@ipcpr.org with any questions or concerns.



Send your personal letter to the FDA regarding Pipe Tobacco!

June 5, 2014
Alert 4

This is the fourth in a series of action alerts from the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) regarding the proposed deeming regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on tobacco products. This week’s focus is on pipe tobacco.

Click here to access a sample letter to use as a guideline to prepare your personal response to FDA’s deeming regulations. The more personalized comments, data, and information you include in your response, the more effective your feedback will be. Once you have personalized the letter, click here to submit comment electronically. If you are redirected to the regulations.gov homepage, please search for 'FDA-2014-N-0189-0001' and click 'Comment Now.' 



This is the third in a series of action alerts from the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) regarding the proposed deeming regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on tobacco products.  This week’s focus is on product sampling.

Click here: SAMPLE LETTER to access a sample letter to use as a guideline to prepare your personal response to FDA’s deeming regulations.  The more personalized comments, data, and information you can include in your response, the more effective your feedback will be. Once you have personalized the letter, click here to submit comment electronically. If you are redirected to the regulations.gov homepage, please search for 'FDA-2014-N-0189-0001' and click 'Comment Now.'

Contact Kip Talley at kip@ipcpr.org with any questions or concerns
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Submit Public Comment to the FDA TODAY!

May 16, 2014
Alert 1


This is the first in a series of “Action Alerts” the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) will post regarding the proposed deeming regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on tobacco products.  This week’s focus is on the exemption of premium cigars.

Click here to access the sample letter to use as a guideline to prepare your personal response to FDA’s deeming regulations. A unified message will help convey our concerns about the proposed rule. However, the more personalized comments, data, and information you can include in your response, the more effective your feedback will be. Personalize this letter to have maximum impact when submitting comment.  Click here to submit comment electronically.

Contact Kip Talley at kip@ipcpr.org with any questions or concerns.




FDA Releases Proposed Regulations on Tobacco Products

On Friday, April 25, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released proposed regulations on tobacco products, including premium cigars and pipe tobacco. The text of the rule is available here.You can view IPCPRs official statement on the matter here. The feedback the FDA receives during the public comment period will shape the final regulations that could greatly impact your small business. It is critical that you remain engaged throughout the duration of the public comment period by taking action on IPCPR's weekly alerts. Together, we can make a difference! Please contact Kip Talley with any questions or concerns at kip@ipcpr.org.


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