Congressman Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina), Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus used a meeting with President Elect Donald Trump to present to him a list of 232 regulations that could be revoked in Trump’s first 100 days in office. One of the proposed regulations to be revoked were “Deeming tobacco products to be subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act”
In a report prepared by Meadows and the House Freedom Caucus. It listed the following notes on this regulation:
The threat of FDA restrictions have loomed over the cigar business ever since the FDA took control over cigarettes; yesterday morning, the other shoe finally dropped. The worst fear of cigar manufacturers and smokers alike has been that the FDA will impose the same onerous pre- market review requirements on cigars that it currently places on cigarettes.
The report also listed the associated costs for these regulations ranging from 48.5 million to 102.5 million.
The House Freedom Caucus is a group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives that describe itself as supporting “open, accountable and limited government, the Constitution and the rule of law, and policies that promote the liberty, safety and prosperity of all Americans.”
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Thank you for taking the time to draft these regulation considerations, ESPECIALLY the one having to do with the FDA’s draconian overburden on tobacco farmers and premium cigar craftsmen and women.
Hopefully, President-elect Trump will agree with you and the millions who partake in the love for the leaf, and expel this regulation from the books for a very long time, if not forever.
Great news. Please President Elect Trump, please rescind the over reaching regulation. Thanks.
It’s amazing to me how our current president is preaching job availability, creating jobs but yet he’s trying to put hunt thousands of people out of work due to this bill and regulations by the FDA that attack the tobacco industry more specific cigars. As a small business owner of selling cigars, I reach out and touch less then 3% of the population that would buy the product’s that I sell and try to make a living at. With these new regulations it will put me out of business also along with other cigar manufacturers and retail shops for cigars. I am so upset about how our Congress and house can develop such regulations and bills and guidance without looking at the impact that it would have on small business owners. I do hope the new incoming president Donald Trump can look at the more common sense approach to dealing with these bills and regulations.