URGENT: Cigar Enthusiasts Please Call Speaker Paul Ryan

We ask all our colleagues, friends and customers to take a moment to contact the Office of House Speaker Paul Ryan regarding the FDA’s proposed regulation of premium cigars:

The premium cigar industry is coming together for an urgent plea to cigar lovers, calling upon them to ask Congress—specifically Speaker of the House Paul Ryan—to exempt premium, handmade cigars from regulation by the Food and Drug Administration.

Congress is currently in budget talks, and one of the items on the table is legislative protection of the premium cigar industry. This week, the Cigar Rights of America, the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers association and several cigar companies, including Davidoff, Ashton, J.C. Newman and Xikar, reached out to their consumer base to urge them to contact Speaker Ryan and make their voices heard before Congress breaks for the holidays, which is expected soon.

FDA regulation could change the way cigars are made, sold and enjoyed in the United States, resulting in losses of jobs throughout the industry and making it harder for cigar aficionados to find and enjoy great cigars. Exemption would allow the industry to continue as it does today.

The proposed exemption, embraced by makers of fine cigars, has opposition.

To reach out to Speaker Paul Ryan now, call his office: (202) 225-0600

Also, contact his Twitter account here.

For complete instructions visit the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers association website.

Excerpt courtesy of Cigar Aficionado Magazine