URGENT: Write the FDA

June 5, 2017

The FDA is trying to smother the handmade cigar industry. We need your help. WRITE TODAY!

The Food and Drug Administration is making it harder and harder for family-owned, handmade cigar companies to produce and sell their products. The new rules are unnecessary and highly political, and they will drive companies out of business, leaving you with fewer choices in your humidor, changing the cigar industry forever. 

It needs to stop. 

Write the new FDA commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, and President Donald Trump. Let them know how you feel. Tell them handmade cigars deserve an exemption from FDA control. It's time to deregulate the handmade cigar industry and let this small, artisanal and venerable business continue without government interference. 


Copy-and-paste this sample letter and let your voice be heard. 

I am protesting the FDA's over-regulation of the handmade cigar industry. Keep this family owned and artisanal industry intact and leave handmade cigars alone. 


FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb

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President Trump

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Vice President Michael Pence

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Health and Human Services Secretary Thomas Price

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Click here to read Marvin R. Shanken's letter to FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb.