House & Senate

Last week, I mentioned the Cigar Rights of America had introduced a bill in the House to keep the FDA out of our humidors.  Now there is a Senate companion bill in the hopper. Folks I cannot stress how important … Read More


Recently in a cigar store, I was asked if I favored the legalization of marijuana.  I said no. When asked why, I simply said that pot smokers are hypocrites.  They will light up a joint, but then hack and cough … Read More

See you in Court

One thing is pretty clear about the FDA…no matter what they rule, there will be court cases.  For one thing, Altria—the cigarette maker Philip Morris—is concerned that the FDA control may force them to change the name of one … Read More

FDA marches on

The FDA is going through the comments now and last week in talking with Glynn Loope about the comments submitted, he told me that on the last day the Cigar Rights of America group delivered about 40 pounds of letters.  … Read More

FDA Finals

Well the comment period is now closed for the FDA’s proposed rule to take over cigars.  We don’t know how many were in favor and how many were on our side yet.  But the final count was 75,735, which is … Read More

More on FDA

The FDA says it uses science for its rulings.  But does it? Nope not a whit.  Take the e-cig deeming.  You would think there is research on e-cigs to back up the agency’s proposal.  Not so much.  You see the … Read More

Last Call

Stop posting pictures of what cigar you smoked or are smoking.  Because if you don’t get busy your cigar days will soon be gone.  We are in the last hours to submit comments to the FDA on its deeming proposal … Read More

Florida fights FDA

We got the 30 day extension for comments to the FDA, and we will most likely need all that time.  But recently the state of Florida is fighting back at the FDA.  Last month, I wrote about one cigar manufacturer … Read More

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