Go Back   Cigar Weekly Community Forums and Discussion Groups > Smoking Post > Cigar Rights in America

Cigar Rights in America Discussion of smokers' rights in all 50 states.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-11-2020, 03:54 PM   #1
TommyBB
Editor-in-Chief
Herf God
 
TommyBB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Metairie, LA
Posts: 84,385
Congressmen call for regulatory relief

Tobacco Business is publishing a good bit, this week.

Members of Congress Push For Premium Cigar Regulatory Relief


Quote:
Twelve members of Congress have written a letter to President Donald Trump urging that he and his administration end the regulations imposed on the premium cigar industry by the previous administration.

“This unique industry is compromised of scores of small manufacturers and thousands of small business retail shops, many of whom were struggling to survive the regulations prior to the pandemic–surely most will be wiped out after the pandemic should the regulations not be rescinded,” the group states in the letter.
Quote:
The letter ultimately calls for the elimination of these regulations which, according to the group, would help save jobs and small businesses across the U.S. This letter was signed by Bill Posey, Gus M. Bilirakis, Mario Diaz-Balart, Matt Gaetz, Francis Rooney, Ross Spano, Michael Waltz, Neal P. Dunn, M.D., Brian Mast, John H. Rutherford, W. Gregory Steube, and Ted S. Yoho, D.V.M. Here’s the letter in its entirety:

Dear Mr. President,
We write to commend your Executive Order 13924 issues on May 19, 2020, to provide regulatory relief to support the restoration of American jobs and broader economic recovery. One egregious regulation that we believe fits squarely within the purview of E.O.13924 involves an Obama-Biden Administration regulation on premium cigars. This unique industry is comprised of scores of small manufacturers and thousands of small business retail shops, many of whom were struggling to survive the regulations prior to the pandemic -surely most will be wiped out after the pandemic should the regulations not be rescinded. We are aware your Administration has been reviewing these regulations and urge you to prioritize action. The premium cigar industry has a rich history in Florida and the state is home to hundreds of small business retail stores and scores of manufacturer headquarters collectively employing thousands of Floridians.

When Congress passed the Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act in 2009, it sought to achieve two noble goals–eliminate consumption of tobacco products by underage youth and prevent the scientifically proven negative health effects of addiction to tobacco products. Neither of these elements apply to the premium cigar industry as its products are exclusively marketed to adult consumers who enjoy them in moderation. We are aware that FDA’s own research has shown this to be the case.

Efforts to eliminate the applicability of these onerous, job-killing regulations has received broad support over the years including co-sponsorship of former Congressmen Mike Pence, Mark Meadows, Mick Mulvaney and Mike Pompeo. Elimination of these regulations will preserve jobs and small businesses in each of our districts and across the country. If these regulations are permitted to remain in force, these businesses will close their doors and a niche industry which has existed for hundreds of years will be fundamentally destroyed. We appreciate the efforts that have been underway for some time through the Domestic Policy Council and urge you to consider ensuring that a determination is made as quickly as possible to enable these U.S. cigar manufacturers and retail establishments to keep their doors open and Americans employed. Thank you for your consideration of our views.
__________________

+In Memory of E.Guevara(Cubano67) A.Morris (Knife) D.Odom (dodom) D.Revermann (dgr) S.Bouchard (sb1396) M.Cole (Matt76) S.Faccenda (TOJE) R.Smith(IBMer) V.Vandermeer (van55)M.Davis(boxdoctor)S.Singer(bassman)K.Doetze l (drillrk1)D.Hart(garme1962)J.Coleman(John C 81)T.Gossett(Dartplayer1)J.Bolt (jb)E.J.Ferralles(CaballoPinto)M.Cataldo(FVFanMC)K Payne(SanchoPanza) + Libby DeMers,MrsCrimson, MrsPhilip, MrsDeriffe LB
+Connor Olson+Micah Kercheval+Maggie Bonefas (LittleMean)+



Last edited by TommyBB; 06-11-2020 at 07:59 PM.
TommyBB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2020, 05:13 PM   #2
BigO
Publisher/Owner
El Chefé
BBQ Guru
Herf God
 
BigO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Atlanta.
Posts: 51,282
Odds are in their favor.
__________________
Unconventional wisdom is seldom either.

Every time you think you've become too cynical, the world finds a way to teach you that the real problem is that you haven't become cynical enough

Free speech is free speech is free speech. There is no qualifier.

If you aren't outraged, you aren't paying attention.

Never attribute malice to that what can be explained as stupidity.

Unborn lives matter too.

BigO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
FDA, Tobacco regulation
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FDA Updates Unified Regulatory Agenda BigO Cigar Rights in America 0 10-18-2018 07:16 AM
Hurricane Relief Lew Cigar Talk 14 09-05-2005 04:59 AM
Call for pricing! Call for Availability! sm.scoles Cigar Talk 19 12-22-2004 11:40 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:05 PM.