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Ortega Launches The Glynn Loope Project at Tobaccology

Glynn Loope’s bow tie collection is famous within the cigar industry, now it’s on a cigar. Eddie Ortega and Virginia-based retailer Tobaccology have launched the...
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What the FDA Comment Extension Means

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a 30-day extension to the comment period regarding the proposed regulation of cigars, e-cigarettes, pipe and...
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Robert Levin Named New CRA Chairman

Robert Levin has been named the new chairman of Cigar Rights of America (CRA). The announcement comes only a few days after Jeff Borysiewicz, a co-founder...
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Jeff Borysiewicz Resigns as CRA Chairman

Jeff Borysiewicz has resigned as chairman of Cigar Rights of America (CRA). Borysiewicz, who owns Corona Cigar Co. in Orlando, Fla., co-founded the organization in 2008...
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White House Responds to FDA Exemption Petition

After more than 40,000 signatures and 750 days, the White House has formally responded to a petition to exempt premium cigars from the Food &...
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Press Release: Cigar Rights of America Issues Response to FDA’s Deeming Regulations

April 28, 2014 (Washington, D.C.)–On Thursday, April 24, 2014 the future of the premium cigar industry, and the ability of customers to choose to enjoy...
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Understanding the FDA’s Deeming Document

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its “deeming document,” a roadmap of how it plans to regulate tobacco products it currently does...
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FDA’s Deeming Document Expected Tomorrow

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to announce its proposed deeming document tomorrow according to the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA) and...
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Mississippi Bill to Ban Indoor Smoking Dies in Committee

Another attempt to ban indoor smoking in the state of Mississippi died in committee on Tuesday, a swift demise for what was being hailed as...
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Press Release: IPCPR Submits Letter to OMB on Regulation of Premium Cigars

December 11, 2013 (Washington, DC)–Recently, IPCPR President Finnie Helmuth, 1st Vice President Craig Cass, and others met with the Office of Management and Budget Office...
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FDA Preparing Report on Raising Minimum Age for Tobacco Use

As part of their increasing regulation of the tobacco industry, the Food and Drug Administration is quickly approaching the release of a pair of reports,...
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