New Site Highlights Mission of Cigar Advocacy Group
Cigar Rights of America site packed with information on membership benefits, consumer events and grassroots support Alexandria, VA, DATE: Cigar Rights of America (CRA) has launched a new website with…
CRA Leadership Brings Message to PCA Event in Vegas
The Cigar Rights of America leadership was recently in Las Vegas to attend and speak at the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) annual event. The event, which took place July 9-13…
Montana: Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed Senate Bill 122 into law on Tuesday, which calls for a 35 cent tax cap on the sale of premium cigars. Sponsored by Montana Sen. Greg Hertz, SB 122 represents a major victory for cigar smokers and retailers in Big Sky Country as the previous tax rate on premium cigars was 50 percent of the wholesale price. The new law will go into effect on July 1.
Louisiana: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Shreveport local officials in June 2020 passed Ordinance No. 51, the Smoke-Free Air Act, which extended the indoor smoking ban to casinos and bars. Previously, the city allowed casinos and bars that derive the majority of their revenue from alcohol sales to permit indoor tobacco use.
California: A legislative bill that would have effectively put an end to the sale of tobacco in the Golden State has been stalled. Last week in the California State Legislature, Assembly Bill 935, which aimed to forever ban tobacco sales—including handmade cigars—from people born after January 1, 2007, was put on hold.
North Dakota: Washington, D.C. – Today, the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) and Cigar Rights of America (CRA) celebrate the passage of HB 1229 in North Dakota, which allows the establishment of cigar lounges in the state. Read the Press Release here.