Monday, October 24, 2011

Help Exempt Premium Cigars From FDA Regulation

Help Exempt Premium Cigars From FDA Regulation

7 comments:

  1. That plea puts me in mind of the UK real ale organisation CAMRA's assumption that if they supported the ban on smoking cigarettes, then they themselves would not come under the scrutiny of the Neo-Puritans. Naive fools. Of course anti-tobacco want to denormalise cigars too, (and anything else that people enjoy, for that matter) and they will, in true philistine fashion, take great pleasure in defacing the attractive cigar boxes with their crass images of supposed smoking diseases.

    Doubtless the cigar smoking fraternity thought that being at the top of the smoking tree put them in a different category to ciggy smokers.

    Sorry guys, you're stinking filth to the antis, just the same as cigarette smokers. Get used to it. You should have stood up and been counted at the outset. It's too late now.

    You've been denormalised.

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  2. "It's too late now."

    It's never too late to turn back the tide. If we were to stand together, it would happen sooner, rather than later.

    "You've been denormalised."

    The Neo-Bishops of Do-gooderism are now busy working on fat folks, drinkers, etc... who should also have stood up for us smokers, but they too lacked the foresight to see what was coming around the bend, for they were/are to be next on the list.

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  3. Let me just add that one cannot fault the cigar industry for trying to protect itself, something we smokers should have done at the outset of all of these draconian laws that have been enacted against us. The difference with us cigarette smokers is that we have no industry behind us to help us fight back. We're on our own and that means that the hill is going to be much steeper, tough, and rugged, but with some tenacity (and alliances), there is hope for our cause.

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  4. "The difference with us cigarette smokers is that we have no industry behind us to help us fight back"

    And therein lies the rub. Anti-tobacco has at its disposal millions upon millions to promote and disseminate its lies and propaganda, plus it has the ear of government. We, on the other hand, have no funding and hence little organisation. There are the stalwarts of the blogosphere (like yourself) who plug away tirelessly, but outside the rarefied atmosphere of blogland, we are but a squeak in a hurricane. That's not to say I'm defeatist about it - I make my case loudly and clearly at every opportunity, (giving rise to my wife's "Bloody hell, here he goes again" expression...), but I do feel that without any real coherency and without substantial funding we are indeed fighting a losing battle. Things will only turn around when Joe Public realises the fact that he has been comprehensively hoodwinked for years by a bunch of misanthropists posing as "health experts". But that message will cost money - lots of it - to get out to the people , who should (but seemingly don't) care about their liberties.

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  5. Well...at least we have the internet:-)

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  6. Add our website to your blog please

    http://www.smokers-united.com/index.php?ln=en

    Offcourse we link back

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  7. Smoker-united,

    Thanks for the link. I'm going to add it to this page now:-)

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