Cigars Still Burn Brightly in U.S. as Cigarettes Fizzle: Chartby
Americans smoke fewer cigarettes than people in much of the world. (Take Russia, where they light up about six times a day per capita.) But the U.S. still ranks high in cigar consumption, according to the most recent data from Euromonitor. Now, stogie smokers may be getting a break from Congress: Legislators are looking to exempt large and premium cigars from new Food and Drug Administration regulations. The rules threaten to force some tobacco products off the market pending further FDA approval.