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Drew Newman Testifies at Small Business Administration Hearing in Washington DC

This morning, the U.S. Small Business Administration held a public roundtable on the regulation of premium cigars at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Fourth generation cigar maker Drew Newman testified alongside Premium Cigar Association President John Anderson.  Drew described his family’s 124-year history of rolling premium cigars.  Using The American as an example, he explained how premium cigars are handcrafted and why they are different from cigarettes and all other tobacco products.   Drew discussed […]

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Drew Newman Addresses the FDA

Last week, the FDA held a conference on tobacco regulation. The agency invited Drew Newman, J.C. Newman’s general counsel, and a fourth-generation cigar maker, to address the conference on behalf of the premium cigar industry and respond to questions from the audience. In his speech, Drew explained that “premium cigars are an old-world, handmade craft enjoyed by adults.” “It is not a science,” he said. “It’s an art, and the tradition has been passed down […]

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