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Agreement Reached on Suspension of FDA Cigar Regulations

BREAKING NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Since July 15, 2016, Cigar Association of America (CAA), Cigar Rights of America (CRA), and the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) have been pursuing litigation in federal court against the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), challenging the FDA’s May 10,[…]

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Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) Testifies Against Cigar Regulation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10,  2017   Yesterday Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture about the need for appropriations language exempting premium cigars from the FDA’s deeming rule. This testimony came during the Appropriations Committee’s annual members’ day. IPCPR applauds Congressman Posey and extends our thanks on behalf of[…]

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Congressmen Send Letter to Vice President Pence

From the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) association: Today the IPCPR sent an announcement to all members of the IPCPR, that 3 Congressmen have sent a letter to the new administration, specifically Vice President Pence,asking to suspend enforcement of the recent cigar regulations passed last year. The announcement follows: “On behalf of the[…]

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MIAMI CIGAR & CO. TO SHIP THE NEW NESTOR MIRANDA COLLECTION COROJO NATIONALLY

Press Release (Miami, Florida) October 20, 2016— Miami Cigar & Co. unveiled a fourth unique cigar blend to the Nestor Miranda Collection at the 2016 IPCPR in Las Vegas. The NMC Corojo was a hit at the show and many have been clamoring for its National release. The newly redesigned Nestor Miranda Collection was launched[…]

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Southern Draw Cigars comes out smelling like roses

Southern Draw Cigars comes out smelling like roses August 5, 2016 – Esteli, Nicaragua & Austin, Texas Southern Draw Cigars has released two new blends, Rose of Sharon and Jacobs Ladder, both are being produced at Tabacalera Fernandez in Esteli, Nicaragua.  The two blends were initially planned for 2017 and 2018 releases and are currently[…]

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Warped Corto X50 Cigar Review

I decided to sit on the back deck under a moonlit, starry night, to enjoy one of the newest creations from Kyle Gellis and Warped cigars last evening. Warped Cigars has made some real waves in the cigar market and this year seems to be just as epic as last. Kyle has once again created a[…]

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Editorial – A humble Thank You from Stogie Press

  Has it been a year already since the inaugural edition of Stogie Press was released?  Looking at my calendar as I finish penning the articles for July and preparing for IPCPR 2015 I realize it is.  Well I have to say first and foremost, Thank You, to all our readers whether you have subscribed to[…]

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This Just in From the Cigar Rights of America

A Case Study for America One Cigar Lounge Survives Using Passion for Cigars, as the Best Defense By J. Glynn Loope, Executive Director Cigar Rights of America The La Habana Hemingway Team at New Orleans City Hall Last week was special, for one cigar lounge in America. Now one may wonder why, with thousands of[…]

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Leaf by Oscar – Connecticut – Cigar Review

It’s good to have some vacation time and not have to go anywhere. Today I will review the “Leaf by Oscar” cigar. Before I get into the review allow me to introduce the man behind the Leaf – “Island Jim” Robinson. He is the man who owns the world-famous Leaf and Bean cigar cafe in[…]

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New Orleans City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell to Introduce Smoking Ban

New Orleans the city of fun and partying may introduce a comprehensive smoking ban. This is but just another right being taken away from us. To make matters worse, in 2015, the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Association is planning their annual convention in July. This should make for some interesting times in New Orleans. You[…]

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Bill Bromley Butter – Cigar Review

A review of the Bill Bromley “Butter” Cigar  At this years IPCPR I was fortunate to speak to many of the movers and shakers in our industry. I also spent some quality time with some of the not so famous , that is for now,   boutique companies. One of these companies is Bill Bromley Cigars, I know ,[…]

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Arandoza Blue Label – Cigar Review

Arandoza “BLUE” Label With this review I complete the Arandoza Red, White, and Blue Labels. I was relaxing on the balcony of my hotel after a busy day of travel to Troy, Michigan after stopping  in to see the gang at Don Yeyo Cigars in Dearborn for a break, a little pizza, and to catch up on[…]

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Cigar Reviews – Crux Classic 6×52

Cigar Reviews – Crux Classic 6×52 It has been a long few days and we spent over 21 hours walking the convention floor talking to and interviewing manufacturers. We received many samples and now it is time to choose one. I reached in my portable humidor and pulled out a Crux Classic 6×52. A side[…]

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Walking the IPCPR floor Day 3

Walking the IPCPR floor on day 3 As we walked the floor, we took it a little lighter today and sat longer with some of manufacturers as they seemed to have more time. We had some real nice chats with La Palina  Cigars, Veritas Cigars, and a special sit down with Willy Herrera of Drew Estate.[…]