All posts tagged: PCA

Cigar News: PCA Hosts Introductory Meeting with Center for Tobacco Products Leadership

Today, the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) briefed Dr. Brian King, the new Director of the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), on the industry’s issue set and the association’s priorities. The briefing, which was one of Dr. King’s first engagements with stakeholders, covered material facts about the uniqueness of the products, legislative history, current health data, economics, and impact of regulatory efforts.

PCA 2022 Recap Show

We are continuing the format of this panel from last year as we'll have cigar brand exhibitors, retailers and media that attended the show. The goal is to get insight on the event from all three perspectives as well as thoughts on the future of the event.

Cigar News: PCA Publishes Summary and FAQ on the FDA’s Proposed Tobacco Product Standard for Characterizing Flavors in Cigars

Despite a general decrease in tobacco consumption over the past ten years, the FDA has identified flavored cigars as a tobacco product category increasingly favored by under-age smokers at a rate near that of cigarettes. FDA believes eliminating this category will lead to reduced youth consumption of tobacco, particularly among minority populations. 

Cigar News: PCA Shares Their In-Depth Analysis of the NASEM Study

There are several conclusions that the NASEM Report makes that we would like to highlight. The conclusions regarding their accepted definition, price points, interdepartmental streamlined regulation, FTC Reports, and Health Consequences of premium cigar use.

Cigar News: PCA Comments on NASEM Report on Premium Cigars

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released its review on Premium Cigars, acknowledging that premium cigars have distinct characteristics, method and frequency of use resulting in different health outcomes compared to other tobacco products. These points echoed PCA’s testimony that premium cigars represent a unique product category that presents a lower risk to public health.

Cigar News: PCA Announces New Advocacy Initiative

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced today the development and release of its new strategic advocacy plan known as Vision 50: A Decade of Action. The plan focuses on a proactive approach to spearhead policy and legislative advocacy to benefit specialty tobacco retailing and will be synced with the association's efforts to bolster state associations and retail membership.

Cigar News: PCA Announces New Board Structure and Mission Statement

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced today a new mission statement for the organization as well as an expanded board of directors structure. These changes came as a result of a PCA board strategic planning session that assessed the current state of the industry and the association and how to best leverage the association for greater impact in the years ahead.

Cigar News: PCA Government Affairs Team Expands

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced today that Ryan Parada has officially joined PCA as the full-time manager of government affairs focusing on grassroots and political operations including Premium Cigar PAC, assisting both federal and state government affairs work. Parada worked as a contractor over the past year for the PCA.