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Eiroa was elected to the position last month. His term will begin in March 2024.
The Premium Cigar Association says that this is a part of the organization’s added focus on state legislative issues.
Earlier this week, the two groups met with government officials regarding the upcoming flavored cigar ban.
Media outlets has been required to spend several hundred dollars to access the industry’s annual trade show.
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.
This is the first time since 2015 the PCA’s trade show will be hosted in 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.
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.
That’s three of the four companies that pulled out of the trade show in early 2020.
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.
As expected, what was once destined to be the Alec Bradley booth will now be the Forged booth.