Cody Carden

Celebrating Baseball’s Timeless Bond with Cigars

By Cody Carden / April 4, 2024

Baseball and cigars have woven a unique tapestry in American culture, symbolizing not only a bond of tradition and camaraderie but also celebrated collective memory and individual leisure. With the…

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Canada’s Controversial Move: Individual Cigarette Warning Labels Spark Debate in Tobacco Control

By Cody Carden / March 7, 2024

Since 2001, Canada has taken an aggressive stance regarding tobacco control measures. Once again, it has set new standards with the introduction of individual cigarette warning messages to discourage smoking,…

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Celebrating Women’s Integral Role in the Premium Cigar Industry

By Cody Carden / March 7, 2024

In an industry often associated with tradition and masculinity, the pivotal role of women in the premium cigar world is increasingly gaining recognition. From the rolling factories of Latin America…

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FDA Lobbies White House on Menthol Ban

By Cody Carden / February 23, 2024

Washington: CRA monitors federal policies across the tobacco regulation space as part of our efforts to protect premium cigars. This monitoring is critical to understanding the larger trends and perspectives…

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Chevron Case May Significantly Increase Agency Burden

By Cody Carden / February 23, 2024

Washington: In this article by Bloomberg’s Suzanne Monyak, a significant but underappreciated side-effect of the pending SCOTUS decision in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo is raised: Agencies’ being deluged with…

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The Lunar Legacy: Fratello Cigars’ Journey to the Moon

By Cody Carden / February 21, 2024

Washington, DC: From Neil Armstrong’s immortal words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” uttered as he first set foot on the lunar surface during Apollo…

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COP-10 Wraps Up in Panama

By Cody Carden / February 12, 2024

Panama: On February 10, 2024, the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (COP10) concluded in Panama City, Panama. The Conference…

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Third, Fourth, and Fifth Hand Smoke in the FDA’s Efforts to Reduce Population Level Health Risks

By Cody Carden / February 8, 2024

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) operates under a congressional mandate to focus on population-level health risks around smoking. Recently, a piece of research, and the subsequent media…

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Global Tobacco Use Declines, but Premium Cigar Sales Buck the Trend: Implications for Public Health

By Cody Carden / February 8, 2024

As recently reported in Barrons and Reuters, there has been a global decline in tobacco use in recent years. While the overall consumption is down across tobacco products, premium cigar…

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Hawaii SB 148: The Debate Over Generational Tobacco Bans and Their Impact on Premium Cigars

By Cody Carden / February 8, 2024

Hawaii: Hawaii’s Senate Bill 148 has sparked a debate, both within the state and beyond, as it seeks to impose a generational tobacco ban. While the bill aims to reduce…

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