CRA Meets with OMB OIRA on FDA’s Flavored Cigar Ban
On Monday, Cigar Rights of America (CRA) met with representatives from the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to discuss the implications of the…
Fight against smoking: this bill which aims to dry up the cross-border market
Tobacco manufacturers would be required to deliver to different European countries stocks corresponding to their national consumption. The objective is to reduce tobacco consumption by drying up the cross-border market.…
Florida Contemplates Outdoor Smoking Ban: Balancing Public Health and Personal Freedoms
Continuing the trend of implementing outdoor smoking bans across public spaces, Florida Representative Marie Woodson (D) introduced a measure in the state legislature on November 16th to prohibit smoking in…
Washington, DC: Earlier this month, the Congressional Cigar Caucus Caucus was approved as a Congressional Member Organization, better known as a caucus. The effort is being led by Rep. Dan Meuser, R-Pa., who is serving as the chairperson, and Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., who will serve as as the vice chairperson.
Michigan: A major victory took place yesterday morning just before 10 am in the Great Lake state when governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4485, which preserves Michigan’s 50-cent state tobacco tax cap into permanence. The cap will help keep cigar prices low in Michigan, and can save them a few dollars on each cigar they buy.
Florida: A line of cigar and whisky aficionados stretched from the opening doors of the ballroom all the way through to the casino at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Each person held a custom Cigar Aficionado tote bag in their hand, ready to make their rounds to gather more than 20 cigars directly from the people who made them.
Cigar Rights of America (CRA) is the first and only grassroots, consumer-based public advocacy group fighting to protect cigar enthusiasts’ rights. The group focuses on updating the community, shop owners and manufacturers in real-time about bills, taxes and legislation that may impede the right to enjoy premium cigars.
The Take Action page on CigarRights.org allows people to quickly and easily reach out to their local, state and federal government officials to support and oppose these bills, tax changes and legislation.
Want to get involved? Simply click on the causes close to you and follow the on-screen steps to email your designated officials and share with your community on social media. Email templates are pre-populated, but individual edits are encouraged so individuals can share their thoughts.
“Being able to update cigar enthusiasts about how they can take action and advocate for their cigar rights is why CRA was created,” says Cody Carden, CRA government and regulation specialist and director of communication. “We need to join together in this fight to protect what we enjoy and the way of life for many in this nation.”
CRA encourages activism through lobbying and grassroots support. So far, CRA has stopped hundreds of pieces of legislation and has delayed more than $110 million in regulatory costs, and they’re not stopping there.
Click here to learn how you can take action today.