Skip to comments.Calling All Red-Blooded, Cigar Burning Patriots!
Posted on 07/05/2012 10:53:05 AM PDT by Osage Orange
We're making great progress, but there's still much work to be done. So if you've contacted your elected official, thank you, but please continue to make your voice heard. And if you haven't, we greatly need your help to protect the future of premium handmade cigars.
It's easy to sit back and imagine that this problem will fix itself, or that enough others will act and your single support is unnecessary. But the truth is, this battle is far from over. The threats are real and the potential outcome is frightening. Cigars, premium cigars, the which you regularly enjoy are in grave danger. And your support is paramount to protecting them from an outcome which could mean some very detrimental changes. Let's face it, we wouldn't ask for your help if there was any other way. But you, and your voice, are key. And you can help to squash these regulations before they move any further. So please, from a bunch of fellow cigar nuts to another, donate a couple of minutes (literally, just a couple) and you can help to make a major impact.
Currently, our FDA is trying to put restrictions on how tobacco products are made and sold in the United States. While we support all of our tobacco brethren, we need to make these politicians realize premium cigars are fundamentally different from cigarettes and should be treated as such. Cigars are marketed to and enjoyed by adults. The key word being: adults.
Instead, our FDA wants to treat us like children and put graphic warnings on cigar boxes and advertising. New restrictions on marketing will demand dumbed-down, black and white advertisements. Because, as adults, we simply can't handle full color advertisements; that would just be anarchy! FDA regulations will prohibit walk-in humidors at your local tobacconists and limit cigar sales to behind-the-counter sales only. These limitations will ban mail order sales.
Obviously, costs are required to enforce these regulations costs resulting in rising cigar taxes. As we know, rising costs, higher taxes, and bans result in jobs lost at all levels, here and abroad. Less freedom, more taxes, and fewer jobs. How is this helping anyone?
But, the beauty of this country is our ability and God-given right to speak up; to be heard. That's where you come in. As cigar enthusiasts, we need to speak as a unified coalition. Please be active, be heard, and ask your local congressman to support HR 1639/S 1461 "Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2011". This bipartisan legislation clarifies the Tobacco Control Act to exempt premium cigars from regulation by FDA and will stand up for our rights as enthusiasts. Get out there, gents, and let our voices be heard!
I just ordered some cigars...and called my Congressman.
Our regulators have become a fourth branch of government. The checks and balances don’t apply to them; there is no bill of rights to protect you once they turn their gaze upon you. Their word is supreme law of the land.
Unless and until we rein them in, freedom has already died in America. The monarchy has already returned, except they wear business casual.
You may not like tobacco but it is a good “canary in the coal mine” indicator. If you can’t have a cigarrette with your coffee at the local diner, if you can’t enjoy a cigar unmolested at your local bar... not because the owner of the establishment doesn’t like it, but because a regulator who doesn’t even eat there doesn’t like it, then you are not a free man and neither is anyone else.
Could not agree more, my FRiend.
whats the problem here?
The government says that tobacco is bad for you, you are incapable of deciding what to put into your body, so we will do it for you?
same with pot, alcohol, raw milk, firearms, freon and so on and so on...
restriction of just one item leads to the restriction of any and all items the fed sees fit to restrict..
Didn't they already put in restrictions against "cartoonish" figures in tobacco ads and no glossy paper years ago against cigarette companies?
Never understood how Joe "Nutsack" Camel was a "cartoon character". What was the joke? What was the plot of any of those ads? They were just airbrushed illustrations.
To me, the whole thing would never pass a first amendment Constitutional challenge.
Teachers are pushing the indoctrination of kindergarteners into knowledge of homosexual relations (and teaching fifth graders about oral and anal sex) and yet the big bugaboo is "deadly tobacco" so much so that the WAY it is advertised is censored.
Down is up, wrong is right. The inmates run the asylum.
I’m a pipe and occasional cigar smoker. I’m with you.
www.CigarDave.com is the website...
Her website only allows a 500 character message, so I had to chop it to almost nothing.
Feinstein, and her husband will smoke the finest cigars...and drink the finest beer, whiskey and wine..when the rest of us, can’t even sniff a whiff..of none of it.
I like Cigar Dave.
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