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HB 2220 Moves to VA Senate Floor; Call Today!

Thank you to all cigar retailers and aficionados who contacted the Virginia Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee regarding House Bill 2220, which establishes a mixed beverage retail cigar shop license.  This license will permit qualified tobacconists to serve wine, beer, or mixed beverages for on-premise consumption.  Your outreach was a success and the bill [...]

By |February 18th, 2017|Legislation, News|0 Comments

CAV participates in the 10th Annual VA House Majority Retreat!

Here is a picture of the team from City Place Cigar at the The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA. Thank you for representing the Cigar Association of Virginia.

May 29: Send your personal letter to the FDA regarding product sampling!

This is the third in a series of action alerts from the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) regarding the proposed deeming regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on tobacco products. This week’s focus is on product sampling. Click here: SAMPLE LETTER to access a sample letter to use as [...]

May 22: Urge your elected officials to contact the FDA!

This is the second in a series of Action Alerts from the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) regarding the proposed deeming regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on tobacco products. This week your immediate action is needed to engage your elected officials in the public comment process. Click on [...]

May 16: Submit your public comment today!

This is the first in a series of “Action Alerts” the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) will post regarding the proposed deeming regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on tobacco products. This week’s focus is on the exemption of premium cigars. Click here to access the sample letter to [...]

April 24: FDA releases proposed rule on tobacco products!

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released proposed regulations on tobacco products, including premium cigars and pipe tobacco. The text of the rule is available here. The IPCPR and CRA are working tirelessly to defend the premium cigar industry. Here is the official statement from the IPCPR. Any questions [...]

Exempt Premium Cigars by Supporting Senate Bill 1461!

From the Cigar Rights of America website: SENATE BILL - Help Exempt Premium Cigars From FDA Regulation! SENATE BILL (S. 1461) - Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2011 Congress is listening! We now have S. 1461, the companion bill to H.R. 1639 in the U.S. Senate (we have 45 co-sponsors [...]

Keep the FDA from Premium Cigars by supporting HR 1639!!

From the Cigar Rights of America Website: HOUSE BILL (H.R. 1639) - Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act Whereas on April 26, 2010, December 20, 2010, and July 7, 2011 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration publicly posted their intent to regulate cigars in the Federal Register, it is incumbent upon the [...]

SB 1080 has been introduced to ban smoking in condominiums in Virginia!

SENATE BILL NO. 1080 Offered January 12, 2011 Prefiled January 11, 2011 A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 55-79.80:4, relating to the Virginia Condominium Act; amendment of condominium instruments; smoke-free units. ---------- Patron-- Hanger ---------- Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology ---------- Be it enacted by [...]

By |January 19th, 2011|Legislation|1 Comment

HB 1750 introduced to raise OTP to 27%!

HB 1750 was introduced on January 12, 2011 to General Assembly to raise OTP from 10% wholesale to 27% wholesale. This includes premium cigars! HB 1750 Cigarettes; increases tax rate. Introduced by: Kenneth R. Plum SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Cigarette tax rate. Increases the cigarette tax rate from $0.30 per pack to $0.80 per pack and [...]

By |January 19th, 2011|Legislation|1 Comment