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U.S. Senate Rejoins Fight to Protect Cigars from FDA Regulation

The United States Senate has officially rejoined the fight to protect cigars from FDA legislation, as the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act…

Press Release: 14th Cosponsor Signs on to S. 1461

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,…

Press Release: H.R. 1639 Reaches 210 Cosponsors

July 20, 2012 (Washington, DC) — With  the  addition  of  Representative  Heath  Shuler  (D-­‐NC-­‐11)  and  Representative  Nan   Hayworth  (R-­‐NY-­‐19),  the  Traditional  Cigar  Manufacturing  and…

CRA/IPCPR set to meet with Vice President Biden Today

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) announced that representatives from their organization and Cigar Rights of America (CRA) would be meeting with…

News: Senate Moves Closer to FDA Regulation of Cigars

In the same week that saw a joint CRA/IPCPR petition reach its 25,000 signature goal, cigar smokers got some very bad news regarding efforts to…

Press Release: Durbin, Lautenberg Announces Committee Approval of Provision to Encourage FDA Ban on Flavored Cigars

April 27, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) — U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee, of which…

News: White House Petition Reaches 25,000 Signatures

The White House petition asking President Obama to tell the Food & Drug Administration not to regulate the premium cigar industry reached the required 25,000 signatures…