On June 7, 2016, seven United States Senators sent a letter to the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (aka FUFDA) expressing their concerns with the upcoming FDA premium cigar regulation. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf relating that the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 was enacted to help combat youth and underage smoking by children. They related that the legislative branch never intended for this Act to apply to regulation of premium cigars.
We can only guess that the FUFDA doesn’t really give a crap what the U.S. Senate has to say about the regulation. The FDA seems to do whatever the heck they want. However, a big THANK YOU to the Senators with the cajones to question the FDA.