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The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival 2017

 

The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Front Range. The 2017 RMCF will be returning to the world renowned Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield Colorado! The festival attracts consumers that are geared toward premium high-end product – including premium cigars, hand-crafted brews, unique wine and spirits, excellent food and everything encompassing the finer things in life.

RMCF Attendees have the chance to mingle with the most prominent cigar manufacturers and celebrities from around the world. All attendees purchasing a cigar ticket will be provided with an official festival bag containing over 30 premium cigars samples, cutter, lighter, festival glass, t-shirt, drink tickets and much more. Each attendee is provided with a free meal. Various ticket levels are offered to suit your needs. Please see the ticket section for more information on these ticket levels.

The festival runs from 11- 6pm for VIP attendees and 12 – 6pm for all other attendees.

Highlights of the Festival

  • Over 1,500 Consumers of Premium Cigars & Fine Product
  • The Top Premium Cigar Manufacturers from around the world
  • Craft Brew, Fine Wines, Local Spirits, Great Food
  • Live Music, Billiards & More.

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7/28/17 Update on the Proposed FDA Regulations for the Premium Cigar Industry

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 28, 2017

Today, Commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, announced a new comprehensive plan for the approach the agency will take to the regulation of tobacco products, placing an emphasis on a science-based method, that notes a “continuum of risk” that recognizes the differences in tobacco products.

Importantly, Dr. Gottlieb stated that FDA will reexamine the treatment of premium cigars under the agency’s current regulatory structure. Ultimately, the agency will open a new rule making process to engage with the industry to better understand premium cigars, specifically.  As representatives of the premium cigar industry, the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association and Cigar Rights of America are encouraged by the FDA’s renewed and objective approach to the industry, and welcome the opportunity to again demonstrate the skilled artisan nature of premium cigars, and how they are truly distinctive, at all levels.

For premium cigar manufacturers and retailers, today’s announcement provides some clarity on the path forward. Of note, IPCPR and CRA applaud the decision to provide targeted relief to some pending deadlines dictated in the 2016 final rule. This includes revising the pre-market application deadline to August 8, 2021. Moreover, under today’s guidelines tobacco products with pre-market applications submitted to the FDA can stay on the market for the duration of the application review process. In addition to changes announced today, IPCPR and CRA are awaiting further information from the FDA regarding other key future compliance deadlines. Importantly, compliance requirements that have already gone into force will remain in effect for manufacturers and retailers alike.

IPCPR, CRA and other industry partners look forward to working with the FDA as it implements the approach announced today.

IPCPR CEO Mark Pursell and CRA Executive Director Glynn Loope also jointly stated, “This has been a long and complicated process, which is not over. However, we commend the objective approach announced today by the Commissioner of the FDA. This revisiting of the rule is testament to the recognition that you cannot regulate all products in the same manner. We would like to thank our bipartisan coalition of congressional allies that have assisted in reinforcing that message to the administration, as we begin the next steps in this process.”

For questions or additional information regarding the FDA’s announcement, please contact Glynn Loope, CRA Executive Director at Glynn.Loope@CigarRights.org or Mark Pursell, IPCPR Chief Executive Officer at mark@ipcpr.org.

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Cigar Auction Benefit Event @ Zafutos Cigar Lounge in Ontario, California on Friday, 2/17/17

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Cigar Auction Event to benefit BOTL DAVE LATINA and his medical expenses.

ATTENTION ALL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CIGAR SMOKERS:

For those unaware, David Latina, of the former Azucar Lounge in Corona, formerly of Zafutos Cigar Lounge in Ontario and presently with Havana Cigars in Phoenix Arizona, suffered a tragic freak accident late last year that resulted in paralysis and is on a long road to recovery.

Dave, a retired San Bernardino County Deputy Sheriff, businessman and all around amazing person, is our well-known Brother of the Leaf who has always been there in support of the Cigar Industry.

Let’s SUPPORT HIM and his family by getting together NEXT FRIDAY – February, 17, 2017 @ 5 pm for a CIGAR AUCTION @ ZAFUTOS CIGAR LOUNGE in Ontario, Ca – to help him and his family with non-insurance supplemented expenses; specifically, specialized chair lift and such.

THE AUCTION: There will be a large variety of Premium Cigar (boxes) from various Cigar Manufacturers/Brands for you to bid on, as well as donated items from vendors and businesses for raffle. Of course, Zafutos wide selection of cigars and accessories will also be available, as usual.

This event is your opportunity to support Dave and his family, as well as GET INCREDIBLE DEALS ON CIGARS AND CIGAR ACCESSORIES.

THIS IS A CASH ONLY EVENT (the Auction) – please bring cash! (there is an ATM nearby).

Are you a BRAND OWNER or Cigar Industry professional? Please consider participating with a donation of any sort for raffle.

Are you a business owner of any sort? Please consider donating for the raffle as well.

YOU MAY CONTACT:

Zafutos Cigar Haven @ (909) 980-9943 and speak to staff there about the event

 

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