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Cigars and Stars Cigar Event: The Little Smoke in Spokane Washington

  Cigars & Stars (The Little Smoke) Friday, Sep 7 / 7pm Come enjoy great cigars with industry celebs, Nish Patel, Nestor Miranda, Matt Booth, Erik Espinosa and Clay Roberts at a special outdoor cigar party. There’ll be dinner, whiskey, wine, music, swag, and plenty of premium cigars. $109 general admission includes barbecue dinner, Westland Distillery American scotch flight, wine and 17 premium cigars. $289 VIP admission includes all of the above plus two 10-count […]

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Plasencia Cigars joins forces with STG to expand its reach across Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Angie Diaz adiaz@republica.net 786-347-4775 Plasencia Cigars joins forces with STG to expand its reach across Canada MIAMI – August 23, 2018 – Plasencia Cigars, one of the world’s largest, high-profile tobacco growers and cigar manufacturers, is expanding its distribution to Canada through its partnership with the Scandinavian Tobacco Group Canada (STG Canada). Effective Aug. 27th, STG Canada will administer the distribution, sales, and promotion of Plasencia Cigars’ products in stores […]

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IPCPR & CRA Joint Statement on ANPRM Comment

  Yesterday, IPCPR and Cigar Rights of America filed a joint comment in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing review of how it should define and treat premium cigars. This process, known as an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – marked a major milestone for premium cigar retailers, manufacturers, consumers and the industry at large. It was an opportunity for IPCPR, CRA and other stakeholders in the industry to provide another evidentiary […]

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FDA Warning Label Lawsuit Update from IPCPR

Federal Judge Delays Cigar Warning Requirements Earlier today, D.C. District Court Judge Amit Mehta issued an injunction prohibiting the U.S. Food & Drug Administration from enforcing its warning label requirements on cigars and pipe tobacco. The warning label requirements for packaging and advertising were slated to go into effect on August 10th. Judge Mehta’s order delays any enforcement of the requirement until at least 60 days after the conclusion of an appeal currently underway.  No […]

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IPCPR: Senators Send Letter to FDA on Premium Cigar Exemption

  Earlier this week, Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson led a bipartisan letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, directing the FDA to bring quick regulatory relief to the premium cigar industry.  Signed by 17 Senators, the letter outlines the need for the quick adoption of a premium cigar definition by the agency and the ultimate exemption of that product category from current FDA regulations. The letter comes as the FDA has recently extended by 30 days […]

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FDA Warning Label Requirements for Cigar Packaging

  August 10th marks a major milestone in the implementation of FDA’s Deeming Rule.  On this date, the warning label requirements for cigar and pipe tobacco packaging and advertising go into effect. Below are a few things retailers should know ahead of time. IPCPR plans to release additional briefs on aspects of the warning label requirements over the coming days. These briefs will cover issues including the point-of-sale signage requirements for retailers of individual, unpackaged […]

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