New FDA Warning Labels Explained

WARNING: The cigar boxes inside the humidor of your local tobacconist are going to look a lot different in about two years. That’s the period when cigar manufacturers and distributors, as mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in its recently published Final Rule, must begin adhering to a new set of strict packaging laws. The requirements include larger health warning labels on boxes (and even cellophane wrappers), more stringent placement of said warnings, plus the submission of a "warning plan" by manufacturers to the FDA to ensure random distribution of the new warnings. Many cigar producers foresee that the requirements will significantly raise costs, hinder creativity and effectively cause, as one cigarmaker put it, "a logistical nightmare."
Source: Cigar Aficianado

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