Cigar News: The IPCPR Association Hires Regional Lobbyist

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) upped their game today in the fight for premium cigar and pipe enthusiasts as they announced the hiring of David Jessup as its new regional lobbyist. The fight against big Government oversight, regulations, and business killing taxation has an additional force with this hiring. Having served[…]

Senators Send Letter to FDA on Premium Cigar Exemption

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Association reports that 17 US Senators sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb outlining 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 was a bi-partisan effort led[…]

FDA Alert!!

From the International Premium Cigars and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Association The FDA has finally published its long awaited notice on premium cigars. The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) was released earlier today, and as anticipated, seeks input from industry, other stakeholders and the public on if and how the agency should define and regulate premium cigars differently[…]

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Rachel Hyde Promoted to IPCPR Director of State Affairs

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Association announced today that Rachel Hyde, assumes the role of Director of State Affairs with the announcement of the resignation of Matt Dogali who was the  Senior Director of State Affairs. Mr. Dogali’s last day in office will  be January 24, 2018. IPCPR president Ken P. Neumann praised the work of[…]

The IPCPR Association Reports Stronger 2017 Holiday Cigar Sales

In a news blast earlier yesterday the IPCPR association reported the results of their latest survey of Retailers for the 2017 Holiday Cigar Sales. The results of the survey as communicated to members are as follows. In the latest survey, ninety-six (96) Domestic (US) Retailer members responded, up from the sixty-eight (68) who participated at the[…]

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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[…]

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,[…]

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[…]

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[…]


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[…]

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[…]

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[…]