Editor’s Note: Much of the discussion from the earlier portion of the week was dominated by Dr. Paul Garmirian and comments he made to The Daily Caller. And then came this retraction. Most interesting, “I should have never mentioned other manufacturers (even off the record).” Liga Privada UF-13 Scheduled for 2013 — Story here. Four Kicks [...]
Cigar Rights of America announced on Friday that two more members of the U.S. House of Representatives have joined on as co-sponsors of H.R. 1639, known as the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2011. At the core of the resolution is the protection of premium cigars from FDA oversight and regulation. [...]
September 20, 2012 — Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) signed on as a cosponsor of S. 1461, the companion bill of H.R. 1639 yesterday. The bills, also known as the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2011, seek to exempt premium cigars from FDA regulation. Senator Heller previously served as Nevada’s Representative [...]
Editor’s Note: Another light rendition of the news. Our IPCPR coverage will wrap up this week, including the big IPCPR round-up post. In the mean time, enjoy a really light week of cigar news. Outside of shipping new product, it was pretty much silent. Añoranza & La Musa Melete Box-Pressed Churchills — Press release here. [...]
Editor’s Note: It will be a busy week at halfwheel and likely busy up until the trade show. I’m not sure if it’s entirely necessary. There’s a chicken and egg problem regarding new releases that runs rampant through the industry. There’s not enough space in most retail humidors because of a flood of new releases, [...]
June 14, 2012 – With the addition of Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, S. 1461 is now at 12 cosponsors. The sister bill to S. 1461, H.R. 1639 is currently at 203 cosponsors and looking to reach the majority of 218.