This is the first in a series of “Action Alerts” the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) will post regarding the proposed deeming regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on tobacco products. This week’s focus is on the exemption of premium cigars.

Click here to access the sample letter to use as a guideline to prepare your personal response to FDA’s deeming regulations. A unified message will help convey our concerns about the proposed rule. However, the more personalized comments, data, and information you can include in your response, the more effective your feedback will be. Personalize this letter to have maximum impact when submitting comment. Click here to submit comment electronically.

The feedback the FDA receives during the public comment period will shape the final regulations that could greatly impact your small business. It is critical that you submit comment each week throughout the duration of the public comment period. Together, we can make a difference!

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