May 2012

25 000 signatures received on petition to protect cigars

You may recall we recently told you about H.R. 1639 and Senate Bill 1461, the two bills filed in Congress to protect premium cigars from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. The FDA is seeking to impose rather fascist regulations on the industry which would harm small businesses throughout the country as well as harm the experience of cigar aficionados nationwide.

We have some great news — 25,000 signatures have already come in on the petition sponsored by the Cigar Rights of America (CRA) and the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR). This is an outstanding accomplishment — the petition achieved its initial goal of 25,000 names within just fifteen days. That’s how fast cigar aficionados, businesses, friends and supporters (including cigar bloggers – I’ve seen mentions of this petition on multiple websites – great job guys!) across the nation have come together.

While this is a milestone, one which will surely get the attention of Congress and the White House, the battle isn’t won yet. There is still time to sign the petition and add your voice to the 25,000 other signees who have spoken out against unfair and excessive FDA regulation. You may find and sign the petition here if you haven’t already done so.

1 thought on “25,000 signatures received on petition to protect cigars

  1. Good morning Denis things are moving fast on this front in Oz too I’m sorry to say. Yesterday my partner and I booked in at an apartment we have stayed in a dozen times over the last six years and there is a new rule about smoking! Previously you couldn’t smoke inside and I never would out of consideration for my partner and others who may follow us in renting the apartment but now no smoking on the balcony either is the rule and the managers have set a fine of $100 would you believe! Don’t think we’ll be coming here again!! cheers,H.

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