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What Is a Premium Cigar?

According to Senate Bill 294, a cigar is premium if it meets the following criteria:

  • It must be wrapped in 100 percent leaf tobacco and bunched in 100 percent tobacco filler.
  • It cannot contain a filter, tip or non-tobacco mouthpiece.
  • It must weigh at least 6 pounds per 1,000 count.
  • It has 100 percent tobacco binder and is hand rolled, or is made with human hands to lay the wrapper or binder onto one machine that bunches, wraps and caps the individual cigars, or has a homogenized tobacco leaf binder and is made in the United States using human hands to lay a 100¬† percent leaf tobacco¬† wrapper onto one machine that bunches, wraps, and caps each individual cigar.

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FDA Proposal to Regulate Cigars

In the days and weeks ahead, there will be much discussion in cigar blogs and social media about how the cigar industry should respond to the FDA’s request for comments regarding the proposed rule to regulate cigars. I am especially amused by the $10 minimum price included in the proposed definition of a premium cigar… Read more