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The Cigar Industry Reacts to Prop. 29’s Defeat

The cigar industry made no secret of their feelings of relief in the wake of the expected defeat of Proposition 29 in California, a proposal...
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News: Associated Press Calls Defeat for California’s Prop. 29

The Associated Press has called the results of California’s Proposition 29 and is declaring that the measure will go down in defeat. In a story...
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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...
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News: Cigar Smokers Win in California, Prop 29 is Defeated

California voters narrowly rejected Proposition 29, which would have raised taxes on various tobacco products, including cigars. The measure would have raised California’s state OTP...
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Press Release: California’s Proposition 29 is Flawed, and Set to Repeat Mistakes

May 16, 2012 (Sacramento, CA) — In California, a pending ballot measure to raise tobacco taxes is being scrutinized by citizens. The initiative, Proposition 29, proposes a $1 tax increase for cigarettes as well as tax increases for premium cigars and pipe tobaccos. The initiative proposes to create a committee...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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News: Cigar Stores Stay Smoke-Free in Washington State

Another legislative setback has hit the cigar smoking community in Washington state, as a bill-turned-amendment that would have allowed smoking in cigar stores and lounges...
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News: Cigar Tax Change Dropped from New York Budget Negotiations

A deal between lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo surrounding the New York State budget is in place without any changes in cigar taxes. A few...
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News: Cigar Taxes Rise in the United Kingdom

The British government announced its new budget, which included an expected raise in cigar taxes. Chancellor George Osborne rose the duty on all tobacco 5%...
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