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Premium Cigar Exemption Included in New House Bill
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a new spending bill that includes language that would prevent the FDA from enforcing regulations against premium cigars. This exemption would only be for the 2018 fiscal year which runs from Oct. 1, 2017-Sept. 30, 2018. In order for this bill to become law, both the Senate and House must agree to the same legislation and pass a bill by Dec. 8, 2017.
The bill, known as an omnibus appropriations package, passed the House by 211-198 votes and will now be sent to the Senate for consideration. The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) notes that this is the first time a bill passed by a chamber of Congress has included language that has sought exemption of premium cigars from federal regulation.
“This is a monumental step for the industry and for [the] IPCPR’s retailers,” said Ken Neumann, President of the IPCPR. “For many years we’ve been pushing the ball forward in our efforts to roll back the FDA’s oversized and ill-suited regulatory regime on premium cigars. Because of this work and because there are Members of Congress like Congressman Bob Aderholt, Bill Posey and Congresswoman Kathy Castor who fight every day for small businesses and the premium cigar retailers across the country, we’re not on the precipice of bringing true relief to our industry.”
If passed, this would only apply to cigars that are premium cigars, defined by the government as “any roll of tobacco that is wrapped in 100 percent leaf tobacco, bunched with 100 percent tobacco filler, contains no filter, tip or non-tobacco mouthpiece, weighs at least 6 pounds per 1,000 count and–Has a 100 percent leaf tobacco binder and is hand rolled; has a 100 percent leaf tobacco binder and is made using human hands to lay the leaf tobacco wrapper or binder onto only one machine that bunches, wraps and caps each individual cigar; or has a homogenized tobacco leaf binder and is made in the United States using human hands to lay the 100 percent leaf tobacco wrapper onto only one machine that bunches, wraps, and caps each individual cigar; and is not a cigarette or a little cigar (as such terms are defined in paragraphs (3) and (11), respectively, of section 900 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act).”
While currently this development doesn’t greatly impact the deeming regulations as no deadlines were affected and current deeming regulations are still in effect, it does give the industry and cigar smokers hope that a positive change is possible. This follows signals from the new administration and FDA that premium cigars are being looked at differently than they were under the Obama Administration. It’s important to note that even if it does pass, it will not solve all the problems brought on by the deeming regulations as it’s only a short-term fix and only impacts the premium cigar industry, leaving pipe tobacco and vapor to still be under the gun with regulations still in place.
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Really happy with this place. My husband has been a customer since it opened, buying pipe tobacco. Now we go for the vape. They have a large cigar selection, loose tobacco for pipes or rolling your own cigs, etc. So there's something for all kinds of smokers.
The shop itself is very clean and inviting. The employees have always made us feel welcome and are happy to help us. Today was the first time coming in for their vape products and I left very satisfied. They don't carry a lot in the realm of batteries, tanks, mods, etc. Really it's just the basic stuff. But that's not really a bad thing.
Now the juice. They carry Tsunami, Bare Naked, and Criss-Cross... which is now my new favorite e-juice. They were reasonably priced and they also have a Buy 10, Get 1 Free promotion. Downside, they only have the Criss-Cross available to sample, but for the price, you could take the chance on the other brands. They also have A LOT of 0 Nic options which is very hard to come by locally. All the other vape shops I've been to seem to always be out or just don't bother to stock many to begin with.
Love the juice and this is now my go-to place for it.