International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association

Cigar Trade Groups Petition Court to Delay Warning Label Requirements Following FDA’s ANPRM

Last week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) opened a comment period seeking input on whether it should reevaluate its regulations on premium cigars….

FDA Seeks to Move Texas Cigar Lawsuit to D.C., Eyes Combining Cases

The FDA does not want to fight about cigar regulation in a Texas court. Last week, attorneys for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)…

CAA, CRA & IPCPR Write Open Letter to Congress Regarding Omnibus Bill

The three largest cigar trade groups are asking Congress for help. A letter from the Cigar Association of America (CAA), Cigar Rights of America (CRA)…

A Statement on the Thompson Sale & the IPCPR

This week in Washington D.C. the board of the IPCPR, the International Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association, will meet for a semi-annual meeting. Amongst the…

Matt Dogali Resigns as IPCPR State Head, Rachel Hyde Promoted

Matt Dogali, the senior director of state affairs for the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR), will resign effective Jan. 24. Dogali started with…

Ten Questions for 2018

It’s almost 2018, which means it’s time for my annual article of speculation. For the last eight years, something that actually precedes halfwheel, I will ask…

Graded: The Ten Questions for 2017

Another year almost over, another Ten Questions to grade. As loyal readers of the site are aware, my colleague Charlie Minato wraps up each year…

FDA Responds to Cigar Groups Motion for Summary Judgment

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has responded to a motion for summary judgment in the lawsuit brought on by three cigar trade groups…

Court Rejects Health Groups Attempt to Enter FDA Cigar Lawsuit

In July, six health groups asked to be named as co-defendants in a lawsuit regarding the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of premium…

Cigar Groups File for Injunction Against Deeming Rules

As expected, the cigar industry is asking the court for an injunction against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulations of cigars. In…

IPCPR 2017 Sees 16.6 Percent Drop in Retail Stores

Questions about attendance precede and proceed every IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, this year was no different. According to numbers provided by the International Premium…