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Christian Eiroa Replacing Mike Conder on PCA’s Executive Committee

Eiroa was elected to the position last month. His term will begin in March 2024.

PCA Launches Grant Program for State Associations

The Premium Cigar Association says that this is a part of the organization’s added focus on state legislative issues.

CAA, PCA Ask OMB to Stop FDA’s Proposed Flavored Cigar Ban

Earlier this week, the two groups met with government officials regarding the upcoming flavored cigar ban.

Premium Cigar Association Drops Media Member Dues

Media outlets has been required to spend several hundred dollars to access the industry’s annual trade show.

Wisconsin Bill Would Allow For More Cigar Smoking Lounges to Open

The bill would remove an requirement that a business must have been operating as of June 3, 2009 in order to allow patrons to smoke cigars or pipes.

PCA 2025: New Orleans, April 11-14

This is the first time since 2015 the PCA’s trade show will be hosted in New Orleans.

Louisiana Governor Signs Bill That Could Help PCA Trade Show Return to New Orleans

The bill extends the tax-exempt status for cigars and pipe tobacco sampled at the industry’s trade show when it is held in New Orleans until 2030.

Premium Cigar Association Shows Profit in 2021

For the first time in five years, 2021 was a profitable year for the cigar industry’s most prominent trade group. Those increases came as both revenue and spending decreased compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Altadis U.S.A., Drew Estate & General Eye Exhibiting at PCA 2024

That’s three of the four companies that pulled out of the trade show in early 2020.

Mike Gold Appointed to PCA Board

Gold, president of Arango Cigar Co., has been in the business for more than 40 years. He replaces Alan Rubin, who resigned his seat following the sale of Alec Bradley to STG.

Alec Bradley’s PCA 2023 Booth Becomes Forged Cigar Co. Booth

As expected, what was once destined to be the Alec Bradley booth will now be the Forged booth.