Cigar manufacturers, retailers and the hundreds of thousands of people who work in this industry need your help to save it from FDA regulation that will considerably harm the industry and its jobs.
These regulations also affect the choices of the adult cigar smoker. Here’s how:
- It makes it illegal for free samples to be distributed by manufacturers or retailers.
- All cigars that were not in the market before February 2007, must file an application with the FDA for each cigar size/shape. According to the FDA, an application may cost up to $350,000 to file per cigar! This onerous application requirement means the end of most boutique cigars, special edition cigars, limited batch, and house blends…. Within the next 2 years, you may see half of the cigars in the market go away!
- Prices on Premium Cigars will increase considerably to cover all those regulations costs
We must fight together this unprecedented regulation. Below are two petitions that only take a couple of minutes to sign. Your opinion counts. .Don't let the FDA have the final say!
CRA Launches New Congressional
& White House Petition Regarding FDA Final Rule On Premium Cigars
New Congressional Petition
CRA has launched a new Congressional petition calling on Congress to take action and protect the premium cigar industry from federal regulatory oversight in light of the recent final rule by FDA on premium cigars subject to "option 1."
Take action now and sign the petition calling on your Members of the House of Representatives and Senate to stand up for the small business premium cigar industry and your passion for great cigars.
To sign the Congressional petition against FDA action
New White House Petition
CRA has launched a new White House petition calling on the Obama Administration to further review the final rule on premium cigars being subjected to federal regulatory oversight.
Take action now and sign the petition calling on the Obama Administration to stand up for the small business premium cigar industry and your passion for great cigars.
To sign the White House petition against FDA action