Easton, PA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014
The United States Food and Drug Administration announced today two options, or “deeming rules,” that will potentially regulate the sale of premium cigars; Famous Smoke Shop has been spreading the word in an effort to educate premium cigar consumers about what the regulations are, and how they may affect online cigar purchases moving forward. The retailer is also inviting consumers to respond to the FDA’s open commenting period, beginning April 25th.
The FDA has released two options: the first is to categorically (and without concern for product distinctions) regulate cigars as a whole, ranging from cigarillos to hand made premium cigars. Under this first option, all cigar accessories will be safe from regulation. Per the second option, “covered cigars” – that is, cigars that fit into eight criteria specified by the agency (which likely would not include infused cigars, flavored cigars, cigarillos, small ring gauge cigars, any cigar under ten dollars or cigars that does not use long-filler tobaccos) would potentially be outside of further regulation by the FDA.
These options are far-reaching - which means the fight to keep premium cigars in the hands of its consumers is far from over. The release of the FDA’s proposed regulations starts a 75-day public comment period, where citizens can contact, comment to and answer specific questions regarding these deeming rules proposed by the FDA, and state their position on the proposed regulations. Through their Tobacco Legislation Action Center, Famous Smoke Shop – in accord with the Cigar Rights of America lobbying group - are urging cigar consumers to take action during this 75 day public comment period to urge the FDA to change or completely discard these new regulations.
The public comments period starts April 25th, 2014. People interested in finding out more about the proposed FDA cigar legislation should log on the Famous Smoke Shop Tobacco Legislation Action Center, which houses the full text of the legislation and more details on the deeming rules.
About Famous Smoke Shop
Famous Smoke Shop is the nation’s #1 discount retailer of premium cigars online, offering one of the largest selections of handmade cigars, machine-made cigars, cigar humidors and accessories. Famous offers the web’s lowest prices on a wide selection of cigar brands including Acid, Davidoff, Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta, Ashton, Padron, Oliva and Perdomo cigars, and many more. Famous offers their customers the best prices on all premium cigars as well as friendly and knowledgeable customer service.