You read that correctly, the FDA wishes to impose a ridiculous application process for every new cigar released. They estimate that for each new release, manufacturers would need to invest 5,000 hours of man time, along with millions of dollars, just for the cigar to make it to market. This would cripple the industry, as few, if any, manufacturers would be able to afford this. Making matters worse, the FDA wants to erase all cigars released after February 2007.
It means that any cigar released in the last seven years will be removed from the market, regardless of brand or blend. This cannot be allowed to happen as countless cigars we’ve all come to love would vanish forever. It would also lead to the end of new cigars moving forward. Limited-editions? GONE. Seasonal blends? GONE. Innovative blends and shapes? GONE. We must continue to bring the fight to the FDA’s doorstep. Together, we can win this battle.
Thus far, the FDA has been swamped with your comments. Thousands have come pouring in and they are required to listen. Simply copy and paste the following statement into the comment section of the provided link, and help continue the good fight for all our cigar rights:
YOU can help save the cigar industry – it only takes a minute of your time.
Please, spread the word, and DEFEND YOUR RIGHT TO CIGARS.