On May 5th, 2016, The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced its plan to regulate premium cigarsÂ asÂ deemed tobacco products.Â These regulations thatÂ take affect August 8th, 2016 could be devastating for the cigar industry. NOW, is the time to voice your opinion! Currently, there are 2 petitions that premium cigar smokers can sign, letting the White House know that the FDA has gone too far with over-regulation. The first is:Â Do Not EnactÂ FDA’s “Option 1” Final rule on Premium Handmade Cigars. The second is: Prevent the FDA from overreach and stop them in their attempts to regulate the Premium Cigar Industry. If youÂ value your freedom as an adult to enjoy premium cigars, please take a few minutes to sign these petitions. More information about the FDA is available from Halfwheel.com andÂ additional information about protecting your rights is availbeÂ on theÂ Cigar Rights of America (CRA)Â website.