Seven U.S. Senators Question The
FDA On Final Rule
“We strongly believe that large, premium
cigars do not fall into this category”
On June 7, 2016, seven United States Senators – Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Senator Robert Melendez (D-NJ), Senator Joe Manchin (D-MT), and Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) – sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf to express their concerns with the final rule that subjected premium cigars to regulation.
In the body of the letter, the seven Senators not only expressed their dismay with FDA’s decision, but they also posed, and are seeking answers, to questions as to how the FDA will manage and implement the provisions being subjected on the premium cigar industry. Their questions, can help build the case that the FDA is unprepared and ill advised to pursue regulations on premium and large cigars.
These senators and thirteen of their colleagues are sponsors of S. 441 which calls for an exemption from regulation for premium and large cigars.
To date, the letter has yet to be answered.
To read the full letter sent by the seven Senators, please click here.
Contact your two U.S. Senators today, and ask that they co-sponsor S. 441 to protect your ability to enjoy premium cigars.