Cigar Industry Readies For All-Out Regulatory Assault By FDA...

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    Ahh Big Government,ya gotta love it...Or do ya?


    Cigar smokers are mad as hell, and they aren’t going to take it anymore. Faced with an unprecedented assault on their guilty pleasure from President Barack Obama’s Food and Drug Administration, aficionados and industry insiders told The Daily Caller that they’re picking up their torch lighters and revolting.

    Usually divided by their preferences for mild, medium and full-bodied smokes, they’re uniting against regulations that threaten to make cigars prohibitively expensive, shut down scores of small cigar shops, jeopardize tens of thousands of jobs and erase the traditionally bright line between Camels and Cohibas.

    Cigar lovers are also recruiting members of Congress to defend what public health activists and anti-cancer crusaders see as little more than gentrified cigarettes smoked by economic one-percenters.

    “Only a couple weeks remain,” one apocalyptic online pitch warns, “to stop the FDA from ruining cigars.” If that seems like a stretch, don’t bother telling Famous Smoke Shop. The e-tailer has sent 1.7 million emails to customers on its mailing lists, asking them to encourage their representatives in Congress to co-sponsor legislation designed to tie the FDA’s hands.



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    It was only a question of time before democrats attack more business.
     
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    Cigar Dave and his Lieutenants won't let it happen.
     
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    This one's gonna hurt bad. Many jobs will be lost. Just in my area alone there are many small businesses who have walk-in humidores. These small businesses do very well selling cigars. It would be a real shame to see them lose their businesses. Lets hope common sense & reason wins out on this.
     
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    I thought you wanted those stores to.....

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    Yes it will, and that is the dem objective.
     
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    i feel your pain..... i felt the same way when they banned flavored cigarettes.......
     
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    First they came for the POT smokers, but as I was not a POT smoker I said nothing...
     
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    That's actually a good point.
     

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