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Relationship Building Tobacco Retailers

Relationship Building: A Key Task for Tobacco Retailers

With the continued pressure of local ordinances and state legislative bills that seek to restrict or prohibit the sale of legal tobacco products, raise...
Alcohol Sales in Virginia Cigar Shops Still Illegal

Alcohol Sales in Virginia Cigar Shops Still Illegal

Are you in Virginia and enjoy an adult beverage with your cigars? If so, you're out of luck as lawmakers voted against House Bill...
New York State Tobacco Retailers Fear Consequences of Proposed Tax Hike

New York Tobacco Retailers Fear Consequences of Proposed Tax Hike

Typically laws and legislation are introduced to help solve a problem but many unintentionally create even bigger problems. That is the case in New...
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Congressman Mario Díaz-Balart Brings Up Premium Cigars at 2019 Budget Hearing

During a budget hearing on Feb. 14, 2018, Congressman Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL) directed a question to members of Congress and the Administration on the...

IPCPR Announces New State Affairs Director

The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) has announced staff changes as its search for a new CEO to replace Mark Pursell...
Texas Cigar Businesses File Lawsuit Against FDA

Texas Cigar Businesses Sue FDA Over Warning Label Regulations

Three Texas-based cigar businesses have filed a new lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This new lawsuit specifically targets the FDA’s...
TOTAL Tobacco Ordinances

TOTAL Website Aims to Help Tobacco Retailers Respond to Ordinances

Are you a retailer who feels overwhelmed by local tobacco ordinances? There’s a new website that can help. Tobacco Ordinances – Take Another Look (TOTAL)...
Tobacco 21 is a Catch 21

Tobacco 21 is a Catch-22

A Catch-22 is a problematic situation caused by mutually conflicting or seemingly contradictory conditions. Considering raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products is...

IPCPR State and Local Year In Review

In 2017 the premium tobacco industry encountered many legislative and regulatory challenges at the state and local levels. The International Premium Cigar and Pipe...
NY Cigarette Strike Force

NY Cigarette Strike Force Seizes $6.6M in Tobacco Contraband in 2017

The 2017 numbers are in for New York State’s Cigarette Strike Force. New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported that the strike force seized $6.6M...
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