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:

Fight back in 3 simple steps, it’s easy! Just a few minutes of your time will make a world of a difference. Step 1: Copy the text below telling the FDA a $10 price minimum violates your rights. Step 2: Click the button below to go to and paste the text into the comments field. Step 3: Click “Continue” to review your comment and then “Submit Comment”.

As an adult consumer of premium cigars, I am opposed to FDA’s attempt to regulate these products. In particular, I don’t believe premium cigar manufacturers should be required to go through a very long and very expensive approval process before any new premium cigar can be sold. I understand manufacturers will have to spend thousands of hours and millions of dollars to complete such an application – so most simply won’t do it. I also understand that, for those who do, it could be a year or more before the application gets decided. This means I won’t have the selection of cigars I enjoy, and won’t have access to any limited edition or seasonally blended cigars. Finally, I don’t see how the FDA can say a “new” cigar is one that was first sold after February 2007.  “New” should mean a cigar I haven’t tried yet, not one I’ve been enjoying for seven years.I urge the FDA to recognize that premium cigars are unique in the way they’re made and smoked, and leave them alone.

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