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Help Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulations!

Summer 2014
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The Target is no Longer on our Back. It is on our Chest!!

 

 
Attention XIKAR Nation!
The Food & Drug Administration is attempting to regulate the premium cigar industry. We only have until July 8th to comment on the FDA's proposed regulations. We encourage everyone who has a passion for the world of cigars to send in your comments and sign the petition to fight these regulations!

Help exempt premium cigars from FDA regulations! Follow the link to access the Cigar Rights of America's Response Page. This page provides sample content that can be used to construct your message to the FDA. We encourage you to use this content as a guide and to make edits so the email is personalized from you.
 
Once you formulate your message, continue your
fight for the freedom to enjoy premium cigars!

 

Click here to go to regulations.gov and provide your comments to the FDA!

Click here to sign the petition against FDA Regulation!

It's time to tell the FDA to stay out of our Humidors!
Comment and Sign Today!

We will be sharing these links on the XIKAR social media profiles.
Please help us share this information and spread the call to action!

May 2014 Newsletter


XIKAR NATION Newsletter

May 21, 2014

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Kurt's Corner
 
On April 10, 2014 my iPad was stolen, along with
other “personal effects” (my briefcase and suitcase),
from my vehicle in Houston.  Theft is a crime that deprives
us of our property, and to some degree our liberty (having
to go shopping for clothes and sundries instead of calling
on customers), and ultimately of our enjoyment or prosperity
in life.  Our criminal laws are very clear on this matter –
theft is a prosecutable crime.  I have been very
impressed with the Harris County Sheriff’s
department’s handling of the matter – I may even get my
iPad back!
 
Our Constitution’s laws are also very clear on the matter of theft: Article V. states “(No person shall) be deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process of law.”  On July 8, 2014, you may be the victim of a crime.  You may be deprived of your liberty and ultimately your property by the FDA, who will on that date decide how to regulate your enjoyment of cigars.  Unfortunately, when the perpetrator and the prosecutor are the same, the handling of the matter is much less impressive.  You will not get due process of law from a regulatory agency whose purpose is to eradicate your access to a legal product!
 
I know some smokers who are complacent on this and other smoking issues.  They say, “I don’t mind warning labels”.  “Won’t regulation of production protect us?”  Don’t be fooled – you already have the choice, the liberty to smoke or not to smoke, to choose between brands, and try new products, to congregate with others of similar tastes.  Through regulation, the FDA will create a burden on manufacturers that will effectively eliminate new items, killing small manufacturers and also small retailers.  This will be a theft, a death by decree. 
 
But we have a chance!  You do have a voice – the FDA has given us a sliver of hope by suggesting that they may choose to not regulate premium cigars.   We now have 48 days left in the “comment period”.  Your comments will count!  Go NOW to the 
CRA website. Review the situation, click the link, make your comment.  Our passion for cigars, our business, our industry depends on YOU!

Sincerely,


Kurt Van Keppel
President
XIKAR Inc.
 
 
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