House Panel Looks To Limit FDA Oversight Of Cigars

Law360, New York (June 20, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT) -- A U.S. House of Representatives committee instructed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in a report Tuesday that premium cigars are not marketed toward children, the latest salvo in a larger battle over the agency's role in regulating the tobacco products.

The House Appropriations Committee included a one-paragraph provision in an 89-page report accompanying the agriculture appropriations bill it passed Tuesday that referenced the FDA's announcement in December 2010 that it would regulate cigars under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

“The committee reminds FDA...
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