Iwan Ries & Co. Leads Lawsuit to Block Chicago Tobacco Tax Increase

On Tuesday, a group led by historic Chicago cigar retailer Iwan Ries & Co. filed a legal challenge to the city of Chicago’s pending tobacco tax...
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Bill to End Operation Choke Point Clears U.S. House of Representatives

A bill seeking to bring an end to Operation Choke Point, the government program launched in 2013 that seeks to disconnect certain businesses from the banking...
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IPCPR Moves Into New Office Building

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) officially has a new home, as the organization announced that it has moved into its new...
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Appropriations Bill Could Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation

With a deadline to pass an appropriations bill quickly approaching in the U.S. Congress, a new ray of hope to exempt premium cigars from Food...
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Proposed FDA Cigar Regulations Move to OMB

The date when smokers find out whether or not the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will regulate the cigar industry is getting closer and...
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California Tobacco Restrictions Tabled Until Next Year

Yesterday, time expired on the most recent session of the California legislative calendar, and it came and went without any action on a variety of...
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Operation Choke Point Targets Cigar Manufacturer, Two More Retailers

Operation Choke Point, the government program that seeks to keep select types of businesses out of the banking system, is once again targeting the cigar industry, and...
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Mark Mann Joins IPCPR Staff

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) has announced the hiring of Mark Mann as the organization’s new exhibit and sponsorship account manager,...
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Newest FDA Guidelines Not For Cigars

Last week, the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) noted that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) had updated a March 2015...
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New Federal Tax on Cigars Proposed

Earlier today, four Senators announced the Tobacco Tax and Enforcement Reform Act (TTERA), which they claim will help combat the illegal tobacco trade and discourage...
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