Health News Florida: FDA Rules Could Snuff Out Tampa as ‘Cigar City’

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to add new regulations to additional tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, pipe tobacco and cigars. The proposed regulations are not going down well in Tampa's Ybor City, which has been rolling out cigars since 1886. In a town that was built on cigar manufacturing, J.C. Newman Cigars is the last one left in a place that once boasted 150 cigar factories. The owners worry the regulations from the FDA would close the last cigar manufacturer in the "Cigar City."
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