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PCA 2023 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 Hires Antoine Reid as Director of Content

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced today the hiring of Antoine Reid as its new Director of Content. In this new role, Reid will be responsible for overseeing content creation and production for PCA’s various platforms, utilizing PCA’s unique industry position to connect content with retailers, manufacturers, and consumers.

Cigar News: Mary Szarmach Elected to PCA Executive Committee

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced today Mary Szarmach, Sr. V.P. Governmental & External Affairs at Smoker Friendly, has been elected as the incoming secretary on the PCA Executive Committee. Her term will begin July 11, 2023 at the PCA board meeting during the annual convention and trade show.

Cigar News: PCA Launches First International Grassroots Campaign in Canada

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) is proud to announce the launch of its first grassroots campaign in Canada using the cigaraction.org alert center. This campaign will engage and mobilize premium cigar retailers, and enthusiasts across the country to support and defend the rights of cigar smokers.

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.