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:
JOIN OR DONATE TO THE CRA
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 or Donate to the CRA!
ASK YOUR CONGRESSMAN FOR SUPPORT
H.R. 1639 has been filed in the U.S. House of Representatives; and a companion bill, Senate Bill 1461, has been filed in the Senate. Both are filed under the banner of the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act
. 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. Click Here to Ask your Local Congressman to Support This Bill
SIGN THE WHITE HOUSE PETITION
The CRA and the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) have filed an official petition with the White House asking the Obama Administration to contact the FDA in support of protecting premium cigars from regulation. We need 25,000 signatures. Click Here to Sign the Petition