By Kevin Godbee
If U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) get their way, Cigar Smokers will soon be in the cross-hairs of the FDA to have their favorite smokes possibly regulated out of business. The Senators, in their grandiose nannyism of saving us grown adults from ourselves, since they know what’s good for us, and choose to ignore the "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" part of the United States Declaration of Independence are urging the FDA to "move swiftly" to take over regulatory control of cigars.
In a letter dated October 14, 2011, to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, requesting that the agency "move swiftly to issue a strong regulation that would legally treat or deem all tobacco products, including cigars, pipe tobacco, and hookah tobacco and accessories, as subject to the Tobacco Control Act."