The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing its proposal to ban all flavored cigars, based on the belief that flavored cigars are consumed by underaged smokers. This ban on flavored smoking products is directly associated with its desire to ban menthol flavoring in cigarettes.
In a recent press release by the FDA regarding the ban on flavored cigarettes inadvertently leading to an increased use of flavored cigars… “After the 2009 statutory ban on flavors in cigarettes other than menthol, use of flavored cigars increased dramatically, suggesting that the public health goals of the flavored cigarette ban may have been undermined by continued availability of these flavored cigars.”
The timeframe for this measure is supposed to take place within the next year although manufacturers of these products are sure to pursue counter measures to protect their industries. Either way, any ban, if adopted, will take many years before it becomes a reality.
This ban would not affect the premium cigar sector, however many manufacturers of premium cigars also have flavored cigars as part of their product lines.
The FDA proposal is not yet a done deal. They still need to publish their proposal in the Federal Register, which will allow for public comment and challenges. If you are a distributor, wholesaler, or retailer of flavored cigar products or simply enjoy the freedom to choose to smoke a flavored cigar, make your voice heard.
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