Cigar News: E.P. Carrillo Announces Co-Sponsorship of PCA Opening Reception & All-Star Panel

E.P. Carrillo, internationally renowned for their superb craftsmanship and premium quality cigars, is excited to announce their co-sponsorship along with Crowned Heads of the PCA 2024’s Opening Reception. Offering a night of networking, the reception will begin with an All-Star panel featuring Ernesto Perez-Carrillo (E.P. Carrillo), Jon Huber (Crowned Heads), and Tim Ozgener (Ozgener Family Cigars) Read more about Cigar News: E.P. Carrillo Announces Co-Sponsorship of PCA Opening Reception & All-Star Panel[…]

Cigar News: PCA Funds Lobbying and Advocacy Initiatives in the States

Since announcing the state grant program in late 2023, the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has accepted three grant applications submitted by state associations in Maryland, New York, and Virginia, funding key advocacy and lobbying initiatives ranging from tax caps to cigar bar legislation. The association has accepted applications from all states that have submitted so Read more about Cigar News: PCA Funds Lobbying and Advocacy Initiatives in the States[…]

Cigar News: FDA Ombudsman Asked to Review Regulatory Actions Against Premium Cigars

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has filed a formal request for a meeting with the Ombudsman of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Tobacco Products to discuss PCA’s significant concerns related to FDA’s March 10, 2023, Proposed Rule seeking to establish so-called tobacco product manufacturing practice (TPMP) requirements. The request references the Read more about Cigar News: FDA Ombudsman Asked to Review Regulatory Actions Against Premium Cigars[…]

Cigar News: Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) Announces New Vitolas

Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) is thrilled to announce the debut of new vitolas for several of its core line products at this year’s PCA trade show in Las Vegas. Attendees are invited to visit Booth #15084 to see the display. Royalty, Salvation, Lawless and Last Rites will now be available in a (5 x Read more about Cigar News: Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) Announces New Vitolas[…]

Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces Company Return to the PCA Trade Show in March, 2024

In a letter to trade partners, Drew Estate has announced that the company will be returning to the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show in 2024. The letter which was signed by David Lazarus, Senior Vice President, Sales and Jonathan Drew, President and CMO states: “Heading back to the Premium Cigar Association trade show in Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces Company Return to the PCA Trade Show in March, 2024[…]

Cigar News: Boutique Cigar Association (BCA) Sells Out Pavilion Space at the 2023 PCA Trade Show

The Boutique Cigar Association (BCA) and the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) are proud to announce a groundbreaking collaboration that aims to empower small family owned boutique cigar companies in showcasing their products at the prestigious PCA Trade Show. Over the past two years, the BCA and PCA have worked together tirelessly to develop an innovative Read more about Cigar News: Boutique Cigar Association (BCA) Sells Out Pavilion Space at the 2023 PCA Trade Show[…]

Cigar News: PCA Hosts Event Honoring Rep. Meuser and DR Embassy in the US

On the evening of February 1, 2023 the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) launched an in-person educational series with a reception honoring Congressional Cigar Caucus Co-Chair Representative Dan Meuser of Pennsylvania’s 9th Congressional District and the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in the United States. The event featured premium cigars from Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Read more about Cigar News: PCA Hosts Event Honoring Rep. Meuser and DR Embassy in the US[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 3 – Josh Habursky – Deputy Executive Director Premium Cigar Association

In this episode of Taking It To The Nub, Quinton Brown and Boston Jimmie welcome Josh Habursky to an hour of cigar talk that focuses on the mission of the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) and its advocacy effort for the industry, retailers, manufacturers, brand owners and consumers. Josh has first hand experience about what retailers Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 3 – Josh Habursky – Deputy Executive Director Premium Cigar Association[…]

Cigar News: PCA Joins European Cigar Manufacturers Association in Commenting on the European Commission’s Legislative Framework for Tobacco Control

Today the Premium Cigar Association submitted a comment to the European Commission in reference to its “Framework for Tobacco Control” related to the 2040 Tobacco Free agenda. This agenda would ultimately lead to the ban of sale and use of any tobacco or nicotine derived device from the European Union market by 2040. The first step Read more about Cigar News: PCA Joins European Cigar Manufacturers Association in Commenting on the European Commission’s Legislative Framework for Tobacco Control[…]

Cigar News: PCA Announces [Virtual] International Policy Summit

The Premium Cigar Association has announced that they will be holding a virtual International Policy Summit, hosted in collaboration with Light em Up Lounge. This Summit will cover a wide range of topics including tax, trade, and commerce, the impacts of the charitable efforts and community, and the employment and operations of the premium cigar Read more about Cigar News: PCA Announces [Virtual] International Policy Summit[…]

Cigar News: PCA Hires Glynn Loope as State Advocacy Director

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced today that Glynn Loope has officially joined PCA as the full time director of state advocacy. Loope will spearhead all state and local advocacy for the PCA in the continued fight against regulatory overreach, increased taxes, and smoking bans. Loope was most recently the executive director of the Cigar Read more about Cigar News: PCA Hires Glynn Loope as State Advocacy Director[…]

Cigar News: PCA Launches Members-Only Product HUB

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced today that it is launching a brand new online platform for manufacturers to offer special deals, limited edition cigars, and PCA exclusives direct to PCA retail members. The PCA Product HUB is scheduled to launch on April 1, 2021 with the following products: Rocky Patel 20th Anniversary Natural and Maduro with special Read more about Cigar News: PCA Launches Members-Only Product HUB[…]

Cigar News: Tarazona Cigars Donates $10,000 to PCA State Advocacy Fund

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced today that Eddie Tarazona, Founder of Tarazona Cigars, has donated $10,000 to the PCA’s state advoacacy program to help the brick and mortar retailers defend against the onslaught of proposed tax hikes and smoking and flavor bans. PCA Executive Director Scott Pearce stated: “On behalf of the premium cigar Read more about Cigar News: Tarazona Cigars Donates $10,000 to PCA State Advocacy Fund[…]

Cigar News: TAA Donates $50,000 to PCA to Aid State Advocacy

The Tobacconist Association of America (TAA) Board of Directors voted at their Winter Meeting to donate $50,000 to the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) to aid in the industry’s growing work in local and state legislation impacting the premium cigar and pipe industry. CA Executive Director Scott Pearce noted: “The PCA would like to thank the Read more about Cigar News: TAA Donates $50,000 to PCA to Aid State Advocacy[…]