With continuing crushing regulation including the FDAs attemps now to regulate cigar and pipe tobacco (premium tobacco) as opposed to cigarettes, now more than ever its important to support you local tobacconist shops. There are some things you just can’t buy online to get a feel for it. Ie, buying a box of cigars in bulk online may save money but what happens when you get that box and you hate the cigar? Tobacconists are great places to go just to ask the question – “hey how’s this cigar? have others liked it? Do you like it?” You can get […]
In case you weren’t aware the FDA is once again over-stepping its boundaries and going in to regulate the premium tobacco industry. They are “proposing” to extend their reach – and of course increase the size of their department and budget to regulate more of your freedom away. If you give a crap about the ability to buy and smoke premium tobacco head over to Cigar Rights of America and look at the talking points and send in your feedback to the FDA.
H.R. 1639 / S. 1461 – Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act Did you know that on April 26, 2010, December 20, 2010, and July 7, 2011 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration publicly posted their intent to regulate cigars in the Federal Register? Some of the measures FDA could consider, as we believe they are, include: Ban on walk-in humidors, self serve cigar displays, and mail-order cigar sales; Ban on all flavored cigars, that are enjoyed by legal-age adults; Deface ornate, decorative cigar boxes, often considered an art form with grotesque images; Ban on cigar events […]
The FDA continues to control the free market more and more – keep in mind the FDA has recently had a huge power grab with the Food bill that just passed pushed forward by progressives. Tobacco companies led by Altria Group Inc. and Reynolds American Inc. must get U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to sell products introduced or changed in the past four years, a move that may let the agency keep more addictive items off the market. Products that weren’t commercially available on Feb. 15, 2007, must be submitted for review, the FDA said today in a statement. […]