The Food and Drug Administration is looking to regulate the sale of premium cigars in hopes that it will decrease the amount that find their way into the hands of minors.
Some of the restrictions that the FDA are considering could mean a loss of business to cigar shops all over the country.
All types of sales excluding that of face-to-face transaction may become restricted, including online cigar sells.
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to make some changes to how people purchase premium cigars.
The proposed changes could mean altering the buying process.
They will do this by switching from a humidor atmosphere to strictly buying from a list.
These new regulations made by the FDA are meant to prevent minors from purchasing tobacco products.
If the proposed regulations become reality some online cigar sellers around the country could stand to lose up to 99% of their business.
Abilene business owner Bill Calame said that it's not likely this regulation will affect his business because his shop does not sell their products online.
Calame said he normally doesn't have a significant problem with minors looking to purchase tobacco products.
"I think a lot of kids who are younger wouldn't come here because they know we're a high end shop and we card. It's expensive, a lot of it is imported overseas." Calame said.
And while Abilene shops may not be affected by the new proposed guidelines, premium cigar sellers throughout the country plan to sponsor two bills in congress to stop the FDA from regulating what legislation calls "traditional large an premium cigars."