Cigar News: Live Free or Die..Unless You Smoke Cigars

No sooner has the New Hampshire State House of Representatives been seated for the 2019 legislative session, a 5th term house representative, Timothy Horrigan (D), introduced a bill that would no longer exempt premium cigars from the states Tobacco Tax. Rep. Horrigan, a resident of Duram. NH, who represents Strafford- District 06 which includes both Duram and Madbury,[…]

Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions – August 17, 2018

Welcome to the 11th installment of the Stogie Press “Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions”, where Boston Jimmie scours the world-wide web of cigars and summarizes relevant news and questions of the past week. On the following Monday, my friend Kap Kaplowitz then shreds my writing and puts his unique commentary on select[…]

Save the Leaf

Congress Moves Towards Premium Cigar Exemption

With all the disasters this country has seen over the past few weeks, something good came out of Washington today as the House of Representatives passed the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018, H.R. 3354. Why is that so great you ask? Well in H.R. 3354 is language that would provide a[…]

Black Smoke Miami – The Mansion Party

Well  it was an action packed and smokey fun Thursday and Friday at the Black Smoke Miami events and now it was time to let it all hang as we moved to  the Mansion Party. Yes this was a mansion with a big house, huge back yard, and a ginormous gazebo overlooking the river. The[…]

District Court Denies Public Health Groups Motion to Intervene in Lawsuit

BREAKING CIGAR NEWS The Cigar Rights of America (CRA) reports: Today, the District Court for the District Columbia rejected the motion of six public health groups to immediately intervene in the premium cigar industry’s joint lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The six groups, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Cancer Society[…]

Cigar Industry Lawsuit Against FDA’s Deeming Rule Moves Forward

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Cigar Association of America, the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association and Cigar Rights of America filed a Motion for Summary Judgment and opening brief in the cigar industry’s litigation challenging the FDA’s[…]

Little Smoke Charity Fundraiser Cigar Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2016  Villa Park, IL – Little Smoke for Aficionados of Cigars is hosting their annual Charitable Cigar Event this coming Friday, October 7, 2016.  The event will be held at  525 N Third Ave, Villa Park, IL 60181. The Little Smoke is a charity fundraiser cigar event held each year to benefit[…]

Cornelius & Anthony Venganza

Cornelius and Anthony Venganza – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Cornelius & Anthony Cigars has been busy in 2016, launching a number of new blends at this years IPCPR in Las Vegas. The line-up included the Cornelius, the Daddy Mac, a revamped Meridian (expected to be released in October), and the Venganza, which is the topic of today’s review. As mentioned in previews reviews, the company is steeped in tobacco history[…]

Save the Leaf Cigar Freedom Event Day 2 – sponsored by Gurkha Cigars

Now that I made it home from Washington D.C. after long delays and flight cancellations on Delta Airlines, I can talk some more about the Save the Leaf weekend held August 6 – 8 in Washington D.C.. Day 2 of Save the Leaf was sponsored by Gurkha Cigars, and we can’t thank them enough for[…]

Cigar Regulations

Cigar Regulation Day of Reckoning – Save The Leaf

So here it is Monday,  August 8, 2016, a day that will live in the hearts and souls of cigar smokers across the United States. A day where the Government stretched the limits of law and finally entered our humidors with cigar regulation.  This day is one that many will remember for years to come.[…]


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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[…]

Cigar Rights of America 2014 Recap

A recap of what the Cigar Rights of America did for us last year.If you are not a member, consider joining and protect your rights. Taking on the US Food and Drug Administration CRA tirelessly and actively spread the word about the massive power the FDA could exert over premium cigars and orchestrated an industry-wide effort[…]

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[…]