U.S. Food & Drug Administration is considering the creation of regulations
for the premium cigar industry. These regulations will jeopardize over 85,000
American jobs and destroy America's premium cigar retailers and manufacturers.
As a cigar consumer, these regulations will affect you. Some of the
hypothetical scenarios of what would happen include: price increase due
to new fees on manufacturers; no more internet or mail order sales; no more
walk in humidors (Canadian model); limits on advertising and promotions; banning
the word cigar or tobacco; banning flavored cigars; manufactures having to
submit blends to FDA for testing; impacting the smaller, boutique cigar makers,
and therefore the vast choice that we enjoy today.
Let's face it, cigars
are not cigarettes. It is a product marketed to and enjoyed by adults. It is an
artisanal product that represents a very small percentage of the tobacco
industry. FDA regulation will destroy this industry.
We need you to help us
fight this modern day prohibition. Here is what you can do:
ASK YOUR CONGRESSMAN FOR SUPPORT AND SIGN THE PETITION
H.R. 792 has been filed in the U.S. House of Representatives and S. 772 has been filed in the U.S. Senate. Both bills are filed under the banner "To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the Food and Drug Administration's jurisdiction over certain tobacco products, and to protect jobs and small business involved in the sale, manufacturing and distribution of traditional and premium cigars." This bi-partisan legislation would decree that premium/traditional cigars should be off limits to FDA regulation and, 'to clarify the Food & Drug Administration's jurisdiction' in the 'sale, manufacturing and distribution of traditional and premium cigars.' This is a bipartisan bill, so write to your congressmen no matter which party they belong to and ask them to support this legislation.
“Operation Cigar Liberty” needs you. In the spirit of H.R. 792, let’s put 792 (at least!) petitions from each Congressional District in America, into the U.S. Congress. That’s 344,520 petitions. All you need to do is fill in the blanks, and we take care of the rest. Starting today when you fill this out, it will automatically go to both of your U.S. Senators, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives. ACT TODAY!
CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION AND SEND A MESSAGE TO CONGRESS
JOIN OR DONATE TO THE
Become a member or
donate to the Cigar Rights of America association. As proud members of the CRA,
we can assure you this organization is fighting for your right to enjoy cigars
without the threat of smoking bans and high taxation, every day. The more
members CRA has, the greater voice we have at all levels of legislature.
Membership starts as low as $35/year.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE CRA