One-Size-Fits-All Regulation Doesn’t Work in Tobacco
The realities of how cigars are made and consumed requires a different approach to regulation.
by Craig Williamson, October 10, 2014
How was your summer? For the cigar industry, which is facing sweeping new federal regulations, the answer is “long and hot.” But I am happy and more than a little proud of the fact that our members pulled together to mount an effective Cigar Association of America (CAA) response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposal to regulate cigars and other tobacco products under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.
The FDA proposal would create new legal and regulatory frameworks that would impact every element of the cigar supply chain, from manufacturers to consumers.