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Altadis, Davidoff, Drew Estate & General Not Exhibiting at PCA 2020 Trade Show (Update)

Four of the largest cigar companies have announced they will not be exhibiting at the upcoming 2020 PCA Trade Show & Convention, formerly known as…

PCA Severs Ties With Federal Advocates, Lobbying Firm Accused of Lying about Ties to Trump

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has announced that it has terminated its contract with Federal Advocates, a lobbying firm that came under fire in November…

FDA Declares Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase to 21 in Effect; PCA Advises Stores to Stop Selling to Persons Under 21

Less than a week ago, President Trump signed a government spending bill that included an increase in the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from…

PCA Lobbying Firm Denounced by Trump for False Ties

One of the two lobbying firms currently used by the Premium Cigar Association (PCA), formerly IPCPR, is under attack by President Donald Trump for lying…

Federal Appeals Court Hears FDA Cigar Warning Label Lawsuit

Earlier today, the cigar industry’s lawsuit over FDA regulations entered a new courtroom. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard…

Cigar Industry Files Amended FDA Lawsuit Complaint

Three cigar trade groups have filed an updated complaint in their lawsuit against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulations and their impacts…

10 Thoughts: CigarCon 2020, A Bad Idea, is Canceled

And after all that, there will be no consumer day—at least for 2020 and hopefully not for 2021 either. Earlier today, the Premium Cigar Association…

PCA Cancels CigarCon 2020, Planned Consumer Day for IPCPR Trade Show

CigarCon 2020 will not happen. The Premium Cigar Association (PCA), formerly IPCPR, has announced that the controversial consumer day for its annual trade show will…

PCA Says IPCPR 2019 Attendance Was Flat

The Premium Cigar Association, the organization formerly known as the IPCPR, says that the attendance at its recent 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show was…

Poll: 59 Percent of Exhibitors Have Lost Faith in IPCPR/PCA’s Leadership

Over half of the companies surveyed by halfwheel have indicated they do not have faith in the leadership of the IPCPR/PCA to operate and grow the…

IPCPR 2019: Day 0 Recap

Hello and welcome to halfwheel‘s coverage of the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show—it’s here, earlier than ever before. I’ve never been at a trade show…