Cigars Won’t Hurt You, But The FDA’s New Cigar Tax Will

It’s hard to imagine anything that threatens the worldview of the new age more than cigar smoking. Cigars are symbols of everything the culture warriors deem despicable: Masculinity, capitalism, affluence, freedom. That of course is why I and I am sure many Federalist readers find so much pleasure in occasionally puffing away on a well-made smoke.

I suspect it’s also at least part of the reason the Obama Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently decided to drop what the industry is calling a “nuclear bomb” of new regulations that will affect every cigar retailer and individual smoker. Read More