Well, the nanny state is alive and well – at least in the hearts of Democrat Senators Frank Lautenberg, Dick Durbin, Sherrod Brown and Jeff Merkley.  They’re trying to urge the Food & Drug Administration to ban “flavored cigars.”  I’d never heard of flavored cigars nor had I heard of flavored cigarettes which were banned back in 2009.

I guess the Senators think that cigars tasting like strawberry, watermelon, vanilla and chocolate will attract kids to smoking cigars, according to their letter to the FDA.

If taste was the issue, why do so many young people continue to smoke cigarettes which, let’s face it, don’t taste like chocolate?

Just seems to me like another attempt by politicians telling everyone else what they can do, eat, drink, and smoke.