The FTC, which has authority to require such warning labels without congressional approval, has been considering the issue for nearly a year. The Cigar Assn. of America says no new warning labels are necessary, noting that most cigar makers already include a warning required by the State of California.
The Inspector General of the Dept. of Health and Human Services issued a report urging the Federal Trade Commission to require health warning labels on cigar packages similar to those on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
Mar 31, 1999