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Selected Tobacco’s Regretful Absence: United Cigar Takes Center Stage at the 2024 PCA Trade Show

Selected Tobacco, a leading name in the premium cigar industry, regrets to inform its valued partners, colleagues, and enthusiasts that it will not have a booth at the 2024 Premium...

Published January 2024

Christian Eiroa of C.L.E. Cigar Company Joins PCA Executive Committee

Today, the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announces Christian Eiroa, president and founder of C.L.E. Cigar Company, has been elected to serve on the PCA Executive Committee. This comes after a...

Published December 2023

PCA Launches State Advocacy Grant Program to Bolster Local Cigar Industry Lobbying Efforts

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) is announcing a new state advocacy grant program aimed at investing in State Associations and their boots-on-the-ground lobbying capacity for the 2024 legislative cycle. This...

Published November 2023

Joshua Habursky of Premium Cigar Association Receives 2023 Top Lobbyist Distinction

Joshua Habursky, Premium Cigar Association’s (PCA) Deputy Executive Director and Head of Government Affairs, has been recognized by the National Institute of Lobbying & Ethics with the 2023 Top Lobbyist...

Published November 2023

PCA Testifies on FDA’s Draft Final Rule for Characterizing Flavors in Cigars

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) testified before the White House Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) as part of the Administration’s review of the...

Published November 2023

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Responds to Feedback: Media Access Made Easier

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has decided to revise its policy concerning media members attending its annual trade show. Starting from 2024, media members will no longer be required to...

Published October 2023

Celebrating a Landmark Victory for Premium Cigars

In a striking win for the premium cigar sector, the recent judgement in the case of Cigar Association of America et al. v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration et al....

Published August 2023

Quesada Unveils the Highly Anticipated 2023 Oktoberfest Cigar Line, Featuring a Unique Salomon Press Shape

One of the more popular cigars from Quesada is the annual release of the Oktoberfest, cigars blended to be paired with beer. And at the PCA Convention & Trade Show,...

Published June 2023

RM Cigars Solace: A Strikingly Unique Barber Pole Cigar with Dual Blends

It’s a barber pole but it’s also not a barber pole. The new RM Cigars Solace series will debut at the PCA Convention & Trade Show and it will make...

Published June 2023

Introducing The Ripper: J. London Cigars Unveils Intriguing New Line with Unique Cigar Art

At the Tobacco Plus Expo in February, J. London Cigars previewed a new line, The Ripper. But the cigars weren’t available back then, yet they are now and will get...

Published June 2023

Drew Estate Rejoins the Lineup: Big Cigar Company Returns to PCA Convention & Trade Show for 2024

In early 2020, four big cigar companies announced that they would not be exhibiting at the PCA Convention & Trade Show. Those four are STG, Altadis, Drew Estate and Davidoff....

Published June 2023

Introducing Time Out Cigars: Two Blends Set to Debut at PCA Convention & Trade Show

Time Out Cigars is a new cigar company, founded by Neil Ylanan. In his effort to create a cigar, he was helped by Ryan Rodriguez from Ohana & Ohana Nui....

Published June 2023

Illusione Introduces Exclusive PCA Cigar: Illusione PCA Exclusive 2023

After the news that four of the largest exhibitors, Drew Estate, STG, Altadis and Davidoff, would leave the PCA a few years back, the industry was in shock and the...

Published June 2023

Unveiling the Mystery: Don Doroteo’s Salt of the Earth Blends with Secret Andullo Tobacco

Don Doroteo, a relative newcomer in the cigar industry, is releasing two new blends under the Salt of the Earth name. But the company refuses to give any other information...

Published June 2023

BCA Forms Collaborative Partnership with PCA, Unveils BCA Pavilion at PCA Convention & Trade Show

The Boutique Cigar Association of America, BCA, has formed a collaborative partnership with the PCA and that led to a BCA Pavilion at the upcoming PCA Convention & Trade Show...

Published May 2023

Big Players Return to the PCA Convention: Altadis USA and STG Back in the Game After Three-Year Absence

Last year at the PCA Convention & Trade Show, a limited edition Atabey Humidor was shown although it was not ready to go on sale. But now it’s finally being...

Published May 2023

PCA Convention and Trade Show Sees Promising Future with Exhibitor Interest, as Drew Estate Considers Return and Davidoff Stays Silent

Recently the PCA announced that it’s moving the convention & trade show from the traditional dates early July to March starting in 2024, and that move looks to pay off...

Published April 2023

Altadis USA Returns: A Look at the Changing Landscape of the PCA Convention and Trade Show

Three years ago, four large cigar companies created a big splash when they announced not to exhibit at the PCA convention and trade show. Last year and this year, STG...

Published April 2023

Kristoff Releasing Two New Brands

Kristoff is releasing two new brands, one limited to the PCA members and one regular production line. The Kristoff PCA 2022 Signature series is exclusive for the PCA members while...

Published November 2022

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) and the Boutique Cigar Association of America (BCAA) Announced a New Collaborative

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) and the Boutique Cigar Association of America (BCAA) announced a new collaborative relationship to highlight the boutique cigar industry within the world of premium cigars,...

Published July 2022

7-20-4 Hustler Five & Dime PCA Exclusive Release

The excitement has finally arrived as the 7-20-4 Hustler Five & Dime Series heads to PCA Retailers across the country starting on May 4th. The “Five & Dime” name was...

Published June 2022

Tatuaje Also Releases PCA Exclusive Cigar

Earlier this week, Tatuaje released the news it would make a cigar exclusively for the TAA. And today the news came that there will be an exclusive PCA cigar from...

Published April 2022

Ace Prime announces PCA exclusive

Ace Prime announces PCA exclusive. And the 2021 PCA Exclusive from the Nicaraguan company is also an expansion of the company’s House of Values. A line with a single vitola,...

Published June 2021

PCA exclusive cigar from Crowned Heads

PCA exclusive cigar from Crowned Heads. The cigar company from Nashville, Tennessee is announcing a cigar exclusively available to retailers who order at the PCA Convention & Trade Show next...

Published June 2021

Asylum and Eiroa come with PCA exclusive cigars

Asylum and Eiroa come with PCA exclusive cigars. Last year, four major exhibitors made the call not to extend their relationship with the Premium Cigar Association. It was a huge...

Published June 2021

A new birthday cigar for Rocky Patel

A new birthday cigar for Rocky Patel. Not for the first time in his career, Rocky Patel celebrates his birthday with a new cigar. He did the same for his...

Published May 2021

PCA and Intertabac dates for 2021

PCA and Intertabac dates for 2021. This year, the cigar industry saw may cigar trade shows and events canceled. Consumer-based events such as the Drew Estate Barn Smokers, Rocky Mountains...

Published July 2020

Should PCA, TPE, and Intertabac work together?

Should PCA, TPE, and Intertabac work together? And can they? Would the upside be higher than the downside? What are the pros, what are the cons? Where do the trade...

Published June 2020

The PCA and Intertabac trade shows

The PCA and Intertabac trade shows. Since the start of the covid-19 pandemic, people in the cigar industry have been wondering what would happen with the two largest tobacco trade...

Published May 2020

5 Reasons for the PCA to postpone

5 Reasons for the PCA to postpone the annual tradeshow until early 2021. The PCA, formerly known as IPCPR, released a statement that the show is still on a few...

Published March 2020

The PCA situation

The PCA situation. Usually, we stay away from the American market. We focus on what’s going on in the international cigar markets. But with the news that Altadis, Drew Estate,...

Published January 2020