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PCA Launches Campaign to Oppose Cigar Tax Increase

PCA Launches Campaign to Oppose Cigar Tax Increase

Two bills have recently been introduced in Washington D.C. to help curtail the national youth vaping epidemic. Unfortunately for cigar enthusiasts, both measures would also …

September 25, 2019
Judge Deems FDA “Unfair” in its Refusal to Postpone Cigar Warning Rule

Judge Deems FDA “Unfair” in its Refusal to Postpone Cigar Warning Rule

Although the Food & Drug Administration is requiring cigar companies to put larger health warning labels on its packaging, the agency has yet to finalize the details of its …

September 11, 2019
PCA Campaign Seeks to Gain Military Exemption in Tobacco 21 Bill

PCA Campaign Seeks to Gain Military Exemption in Tobacco 21 Bill

The Premium Cigar Association has kicked off a new grassroots campaign to drum up support for a military exemption in a federal "Tobacco 21" bill.

July 23, 2019
Cigar Industry Blasts FDA Product Approval Plan

Cigar Industry Blasts FDA Product Approval Plan

The cigar industry’s largest companies and the three lobbying groups have filed comments citing their disapproval of how the FDA has handled premium cigar regulation.

July 22, 2019
Maryland Judge Shortens Product Approval Deadline

Maryland Judge Shortens Product Approval Deadline

A judge in Maryland has moved up the deadline for cigar manufacturers to submit certain product approval applications to the Food and Drug Administration.

July 18, 2019
Cuomo Signs Bill Raising Tobacco-Purchase Age to 21

Cuomo Signs Bill Raising Tobacco-Purchase Age to 21

New York State is raising the legal age to purchase tobacco to 21 years old.

July 16, 2019
Atlanta Mayor Signs Smoking Ban Legislation

Atlanta Mayor Signs Smoking Ban Legislation

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has signed legislation that will prohibit smoking in many of Atlanta's enclosed public areas, including bars, restaurants and Hartsfield-Jackson …

July 10, 2019
Cigar Industry Fights to Delay FDA Product Approval Deadline

Cigar Industry Fights to Delay FDA Product Approval Deadline

The three major cigar industry associations have filed a motion asking a Washington D.C. court to maintain the compliance deadlines that had been previously been set for handmade …

July 3, 2019
Editors' Note: Cigars for the Troops

Editors' Note: Cigars for the Troops

So many things are wrong with the Food and Drug Administration’s regulation of the cigar industry that it’s easy to overlook one of the most egregious prohibitions.

July 2, 2019