FDA LEAVE MY CIGARS ALONE
As an adult who enjoys premium cigars I support FDA’s proposal that premium cigars be exempted from FDA regulation. I agree with much of FDA’s proposed definition of premium cigars. However, FDA should not include a $10 minimum price requirement. In my opinion, FDA has no role in setting prices for products it regulates. In addition, a $10 dividing line is arbitrary in defining the high-quality cigars that I enjoy. Price does not dictate whether or not a cigar is in fact premium. Premium cigars come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and prices. A $10 minimum price could result in many of the premium cigars I enjoy no longer being available, or being sold at an increased price. It would restrict my product choice while not addressing FDA’s public health goals. Therefore, I strongly believe that FDA should remove the $10 minimum price requirement from the definition of a premium cigar. Thank you for your time and consideration.