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CRA Issues Statement on PCA Trade Show

Cigar Rights of America, as a coalition of consumers, retail tobacconists and family-owned manufacturers of premium handmade cigars announced its support for the Premium Cigar Association trade show, as well as the legislative and regulatory agenda that has been forged by the two organizations.  CRA Executive Director Glynn Loope stated, “CRA has been built by the traditional family-owned companies that manufacturer premium handmade cigars, and those same companies will support the 2020 Premium Cigar Association […]

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JC Newman Issues Statement on the Extended Deadline for HPHC Testing

“Today’s announcement is a huge relief for the premium cigar industry. Because there are no standards for testing premium cigars, there was no way that our four generation, 124-year-old family business could meet FDA’s rapidly approaching November testing deadline. FDA’s decision to extend the HPHC testing deadline until after the agency first issues guidance is eminently reasonable. “Although we will await FDA’s guidance, I remain very skeptical about whether it is possible to reliably test […]

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JC Newman Issues Statement On Today’s Ruling

From Drew Newman, General Counsel of J.C. Newman Cigar Co, It seems only fitting that the day after our country celebrated America’s independence a federal court has stepped in to help preserve the right of American adults to enjoy a fine, handcrafted cigar. We are extremely pleased that Judge Mehta has delayed the implementation of the FDA’s new massive cigar warning labels indefinitely until the courts have a chance to decide their constitutionality. Particularly in light […]

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IPCPR Releases Initial Statement On FDA Regulations

While a joint press release between Cigar Rights of America and IPCPR later today, the official Facebook page of the IPCPR offered an initial statement on the regulations released by the FDA this morning… The statement reads as follows, “This morning, the Food and Drug Administration released its final determination deeming additional tobacco products, including premium cigars, subject to its authority under the Tobacco Control Act. IPCPR’s policy team is reviewing this complex determination (499 […]

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