Music for your SOUL

What music is for the SOUL , Cigars are for the HEART.


Global leaf CEO and Founder:   Dr. William "Bill" Ragone

Global Leaf Owner & Founder: Dr. William "Bill" Ragone

Simply put:




Global Leaf is a unique global cigar industry constancy and events firm. Global Leaf pays close attention to the trends and lifestyle as it relates to your needs,  on a corporate level, a social media level including the ideas and trends of cigar clubs globally. We are committed to the unification of people the world over in the culture and lifestyle of cigars via all platforms including events. Our Ideas are organic to the culture providing success and growth of your needs, just like what is needed in cultivating a premium cigar from the seed to the rolling table and onward to the BOTL and SOTL as well as all those who come together partake and share in our "One Leaf One Lifestyle" way of life! 

We are dedicated to the news of the day in our global industry , the support of the cigar groups and associations that sacrifice for our enjoyment and the enjoyment of those they serve like CRA, Cigars For Warriors, Smoking Shields to name a few. We are confident our concept is inviting informative and worthy of meeting your needs and sharing throughout out cultural community of " One Leaf. One Lifestyle." that is Global Leaf Cigars.



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Free Service : Invite Doc to your next event ! As a Cigar Rights of America Ambassador (NY #0279), Doc is equipped by the CRA with an information table and is able to take payment for any level membership via Square Technologies for instant membership. Large events may qualify for CRA Merchandise if pre qualified by our administration. Contact us below. 



East Coast Cigar Club " ECCC The Smoking Eagles"

A National Cigar Club Started on Face Book and growing family members each day!



Smokehouse Gorillas

A National Cigar Club started on Face Book and growing members each day!



Cigar Rights Of America

TK Cigars (Tobacco Kennedy)

Cigar Rights Of America




Cigar Rights of America

Fighting for the Freedom to Enjoy Premium Cigars
Cigar Rights of America (CRA) is the first and only consumer-based  public advocacy group fighting to protect the individual rights to enjoy  premium cigars. Over the past twenty years, the anti-tobacco movement’s  reach has broadened, and your ability to enjoy premium cigars and  freely participate in a relaxing, social activity has been continually  regulated and restricted. 

Membership in CRA  adds your voice to the fight against tax increases and smoking bans.  Members receive real-time updates on pending cigar legislation and have  access to tools that allow them to affectively advocate for their rights  as premium cigar enthusiasts.

Drew Estate Cigars

TK Cigars (Tobacco Kennedy)

Cigar Rights Of America





The Drew Estate story is one of daring, heartbreak & success but,  most of all, one of passion for cigars and the country of Nicaragua,  where we have been making cigars since 1998.

Jonathan Drew & Marvin Samel are not your average cigar makers,  their story does not start in Cuba, or with fathers in the cigar  business. It started with a dream, and through their can-do spirit and  never-say-die attitude made Drew Estate one of the premier cigar  manufacturers on the planet. The two frat brothers from New York started  out small…. Small, as in a 16 square foot retail kiosk in the World  Trade Center in NYC.

The early days were fraught with peril, you’d think these two frat  brothers went to the school of hard knocks. Picking themselves up,  dusting themselves off and never backing down would become a trademark  in the years to come for them & their fledgling cigar company, Drew  Estate.

TK Cigars (Tobacco Kennedy)

TK Cigars (Tobacco Kennedy)

Bob The Cigar Guy Cigar Reviews



“TK’ (Tobacco Kennedy) is no stranger to the cigar industry. TK is a  native of South Florida and the creator of several projects for the  cigar enthusiast.  Mostly known from his the TV Show “Stogie TV”, his  humble begins started from the ground level as an employee of  “Aficionado Cigar lounge” and later to become the general manager of  “Top Notch Cigar Lounge.”  Outside of the cigar shop, TK’s cigar  experience and education has come from some of the most iconic names in  the cigar industry, such as A.J. Fernandez and the documentary he filmed  “from Seed to Cigar” a 3 part series about the tobacco process.

TK’s contribution also include his three published cigar books “Cigar  90, Cigar 180, & Cigar 360”, Ambassador for Cigar Rights of America  (Florida), Cigar education seminars across the U.S., and his latest  project “Black Smoke Miami” a five day cigar event.

Bob The Cigar Guy Cigar Reviews

Bob The Cigar Guy Cigar Reviews

Bob The Cigar Guy Cigar Reviews




Description Hey, fam! You like cigars? You like to laugh? Ya wanna maybe learn something about this great lifestyle? Me too! Let's hang out for a bit, enjoy some great smokes, and celebrate life! Join me, won't ya?!? I promise I will do my best to put a smile on your face and help you take a pause from the daily grind and struggle. Smoke easy and semper fi! 

Tatuaje Cigars

Bob The Cigar Guy Cigar Reviews

Espinosa Premium Cigars



"Old World For A New Generation"

 Cigars, Wine, Fashion and Music 

Espinosa Premium Cigars

Bob The Cigar Guy Cigar Reviews

Espinosa Premium Cigars




spinosa Cigars is a premium  cigar company committed to creating cigars of superior quality.  Our  goal is to offer our customers, the right cigar for every moment, for  every occasion and for every mood.

Our cigars are as unique as we  are; our blends are the perfect marriage of flavor and strength, the  perfect Espinosa cigar is waiting for you. 

In 2018, we are ready to take  things to the next level, to leave our mark, and make our own history,  one cigar, one blend, and one day at a time. 

So join us and let’s watch it  together, make sure to follow us on social media and sign up for our  email news and updates, receive exclusive pre-release cigar samples, and  be a part of the Espinosa family. 

Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co. " LEAF by OSCAR"

Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co. " LEAF by OSCAR"

Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co. " LEAF by OSCAR"




Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co.,  is located in Danli, Honduras. It started operating on 2012, the  Factory was founded by Oscar Valladares, Hector Valladares and Bayron  Duarte, with experience in the tobacco industry; Oscar worked for more  than 9 years with Rocky Patel and Bayron worked for more than 20 years  for General Cigars and Oliva.

Oscar Valladares started in the  cigar industry almost like a destiny turn, he worked for a travel agency  taking Rocky Patel´s Groups to make tours to the Factory. In a short  time Rocky asked Oscar to be part of his team and for nine years he  worked for him. During this time, Oscar met Bayron, who worked for  General Cigars by that time and a long friendship began.

Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co. " LEAF by OSCAR"

Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co. " LEAF by OSCAR"




What we do -

provide top-shelf, handcrafted, men's grooming and smoke accessories.  We are the premier men's accessories company of the southwest and the  only company who makes regionally specific, totally authentic beard  care. All natural ingredients, only essential oils and no fragrances; no  drying alcohol.

History -

both partners have lived and worked in tech for many years

after years of longing for a simpler life and searching for a  “weekend get-away cabin”, we fell in love with a small mountain  community, sold our city home, and moved full-time to a rustic log  cabin. We soon met our like-minded partners and High Desert Man was  born.

we have all changed our lifestyle to a more rugged, authentic life.  We raise livestock, chop our own firewood, and garden organically. We  bake, cook, and make things ourselves, from scratch, like our  grandparents used to.

and we knew we could make every-day products for men that were simple, natural and of the finest quality.

Values -

to use the purest ingredients

no animal testing, ever

no environmental impact -

our water comes from a well, we breathe mountain air, and eat food  that grows and grazes on our land. We care deeply about about our  community and the environment, so we never use pesticides or herbicides.  We take pride in using as many locally sourced ingredients as possible  and having no impact on our local water supply, soil or air quality.

Where we’re going -

we encourage men to be men. No matter where you live or what you do,  you want rugged, superior products that do what they promise to. It is  with this standard that High Desert Man strive to provide products that  can be used and enjoyed every day by  every man.

Women Of The Leaf : WOTL Cigars

Women Of The Leaf : WOTL Cigars




My name is Kevin Shahan, and a lot of you may know me as the owner of Irish beard balm.

Like most important tools in life, the Cigar Prop was born from  necessity. I was fooling around in my workshop while enjoying a nice  Camacho cigar, as I’m wont to do.

I faced a major problem: continually having to lay my delicious cigar  down on a filthy work surface. You might be thinking, “Well, why don’t  you clean up your workspace?” The problem is that I’m constantly finding  myself in places where I’m either having to use a dirty ashtray or  worse.

So I took some scrap aluminum and made a little cigar rest. When I took it to my local cigar bar, The Tobacco Locker in Port Charlotte, Florida, a few guys loved them and wanted one. So I made a few.
Then more guys wanted them. And then more, and more and more. So, here  we are today. I want to ensure you never have to lay down your cigar on a  dirty surface again.

I hope you enjoy your cigar prop as much as I enjoy making them for you.

And remember to make sure you give your cigars the props they deserve. 

Women Of The Leaf : WOTL Cigars

Women Of The Leaf : WOTL Cigars

Women Of The Leaf : WOTL Cigars



   "Be Your Culture.  "Define Your Lifestyle." 

 Your Voice

The  Global Cigar Industry is estimated to be a multi-billion dollar a year  industry. It is said that the best Cigars are rolled by the hands of a  women. It is known that there is nothing more powerful and sophisticated  then an independent women smoking a beautiful cigar. It is time women  come to the forefront of the Global Cigar Industry and Lifestyle to be  recognized . WOTL is your Voice , WOTL is your Life of Cigars.


Your Lifestyle

The   greatest asset in the Global Cigar Industry is your Cigar Lifestyle,  what you smoke , who you smoke, how you smoke, where you smoke and when  you smoke. The WOTL is a driving force in the ever trending Global Cigar  Industry who are underestimated and until now, undervalued. 

The Time of the WOTL is now! WOTL represents you  in Cigars world wide , your platform.


Women Of The Leaf : WOTL Cigars




 halfwheel.com launched Jan. 1, 2012. Its content includes the archives  of TheCigarFeed.com and SmokingStogie.com, sites perviously published by  co-founders Charlie Minato and Brooks Whittington. It combined the  obsessive industry news coverage of TheCigarFeed and the in-depth  reviews of SmokingStogie into a singular place for those passionate  about cigars. 


From the first day, we made it clear  halfwheel was going to be a different kind of cigar blog. This is not a  fly-by-night operation (we have an office), this is not a hobby (some  of us do this full-time), this is not our first time (we have worked for  newspapers, radio stations, magazines and more) and this is not just  another cigar blog.

Cigar blogs have gotten a bad rap, largely because there’s never been  a full-time, professional and committed effort. Combined, we visit  dozens of factories every year in Cuba, the Dominican Republic,  Nicaragua and more. We cover more than just IPCPR—we have attended  Inter-tabac, NATO, Tobacco Plus and large cigar festivals.


The Bakersfield Gentlemen





Contact (Cigar Coop): coop@cigar-coop.com

Cigar Coop was founded in 2010 by Will Cooper. It was originally  designed to be short-term chronicling of the 2010 IPCPR Trade Show. A  decision was made to make it a on-going periodical where cigar reviews  and later cigar news became the focus.

In August 2013, we formed a partnership with Stogie Geeks,  a podcast for cigar enthusiasts. During this time we shared a common  infrastructure for our web-sites and common business operations. We also  featured integrated content.

In January 2017, we ended our partnership with Stogie Geeks  and returned to an independent operation – now with our own IT  infrastructure and business operations. Subsequently we launched two new  podcasts, the Prime Time Show and Prime Time Special Edition.

The Bakersfield Gentlemen

The Bakersfield Gentlemen




Your #1 source for cigars & accessories at the lowest possible prices.

Merchandising & Marketing Director

One of only a handful of Certified Master Tobacconists in the U.S.,  Jeff brings over 15 years experience working closely with top  professionals of the cigar industry in every aspect of the cigar-making  and commerce process. Jeff has honed his expansive cigar knowledge  during his numerous travels to Nicaragua, Honduras, the Dominican  Republic, and beyond.https://www.bestcigarprices.com/

The Bakersfield Gentlemen

The Bakersfield Gentlemen

The Bakersfield Gentlemen

The Bakersfield Gentlemen


 The Bakersfield Gentlemen covers everything under the sun that is  gentlemen, from cigars to spirits and craft beers and we are always  looking for suggestions on what to add to the roster.  Be sure to check out our live shows on Tuesdays at 11:30am PST and  Saturdays at 8pm PST http://www.facebook.com/thebakersfieldgentlemen 



 Zeal Cigars is a Veteran Owned/Operated family run cigar shop in the  middle of North Phoenix. Len Reith (Owner/Operator) is a combat veteran  who fought bravely in Vietnam and landed with the first Marines to hit  the beaches in the Vietnam War. After the War Len came back to his  hometown of Cincinnati OH where he later met his wife Vida who gave  birth to their first born son Bradley. 


Bradley was quite a handful growing up.  Always into trouble and looking to stir the pot. Both Len and Vida knew  that Bradley would one day be destined to do something great with his  life. Bradley would say that day came on Dec 29th 1989 7:36pm when he  gave his life to Christ and has been walking with him unashamed since.  Bradley would later serve God as a full time pastor for about 20 years  until he retired from ministry in 2015 and stepped into the cigar  industry full-time.

 Bradley now is what Len would call “at the con” of Zeal Cigars and works  tirelessly to bring their customers some of the best value that the  cigar industry has to offer. You can find Bradley working on his  computer, in the retail shop, and making more crazy cigar videos M-Fri 11am-7pm at Zeal Cigars retail location located at 15802 N Cave Creek Rd Suite #2 PHX AZ 85032. 



About KMA Talk Radio

KMA  Talk Radio is a South Florida original! Honest Abe, Lady M and Adam K  (The Brewmeister) take their listeners into the world of cigars and  everyday life. Every KMA episode is available on archives at  kmatalkradio.com and through iTunes. KMA Talk Radio is entertaining,  informative, unique and has been voted the number one Cigar Talk Radio  show nation wide for the past five years.

The chemistry of the trio makes for a show that a wide spectrum of  listeners can relate to. KMA host, Honest Abe, has 20+ years in the  cigar industry and being an industry leader gives him the ability to  give our listeners a keen insight into the cigar universe. KMA Talk  Radio specializes in not only having the top cigar industry leaders  weekly but also such notables as Mike Ditka, Director Rob Weiss, William  Shatner, acclaimed actor Armand Assante, NBA All Star Kenny Anderson,  Mayor Giuliani and UFC Star Rashad Evans.http://www.kmatalkradio.com/




In an industry built on name recognition  and reputation, Rocky Patel’s passion has brought his luxury brand to  heights unseen by most boutique cigar manufacturers. His hard work and  long hours have been paying off in big ways. A survivor of the cigar  boom, Patel has outlasted his competition with unrivaled persistence on  his quest for perfection. With a grueling travel schedule, office  responsibilities and production, Rocky still maintains the enthusiasm  that he has had since day one. As he travels the world, putting his  cigars in the mouths of his consumers, his passion extends beyond the  retailer, allowing his customers the experience of meeting the man  behind their favorite smokes. Rocky Patel has created a company that  outshines even those created by multimillion dollar corporations, and  he’s doing it one customer at a time.







Our story traces its roots to San  Jose de las Lajas, Cuba, an agricultural and industrial municipality  located 27 kilometers southeast of Havana, where Silvio Perdomo was  raised. He apprenticed first at Cuesta y Cia. in the early 1930’s before  leaving to practice his art at the H. Upmann factory from 1937 to 1945;  and at the famed Partagas factory until 1959.


It is also where his son, Nick  Perdomo, Sr. was born and began his apprenticeship in 1948 at the Marin  & Trujillo factory before earning accolades for his craftsmanship  and making his own way to join his father at Partagas. “Things were  going so well then, my father and I were just beginning to establish  ourselves and obtain recognition for our work,” said Nick, Sr., an  imposing wrecking ball of a man with a soft voice and a heart as big as  his frame. “But then Castro destroyed everything – our country, our  lives and our freedom.”


A quiet and peaceful man  steadfastly opposed to Castro and the communist revolution, Silvio  Perdomo was soon arrested in his own home and quickly tried and  incarcerated in the notorious Isle of Pines prison where he endured his  harshest treatment. Three years later he was transferred to La Cabana, a  murky 18th century fortress overlooking Havana Bay. For the next 12  excruciating years, Silvio suffered through squalid conditions, torture  and near-starvation at La Cabana and four other Cuban prisons.



 We welcome you to our world. At C.L.E. Cigar Company, we’re proud to  present the experience of over 100 years and 3 generations of working  with tobacco through the wonderful selection of our cigars.  Each and  every cigar that we produce is made with precision, care, and  excellence.  

                                                                           Only the finest tobacco is cured to present these  selections to you; and we take the utmost pride in every aspect of  creating each masterpiece from seed to smoke.  

GLOBAL LEAF Boutique Cigar Industry Spotlight & SUPPORT:


Amendola Family Cigars Co.

Amendola Family Cigars Co.




GTO Dominican Cigars are manufactured at Tabacalera GTO Dominicana located  in the Caribbean island of Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic  has become the ultimate paradise for cigar aficionados. Since the the  Spanish arrived in 1492, tobacco has been a driving our history and  culture. The Taino, the first inhabitants of the island, were using  tobacco on the island in their social, religious and ceremonial  activities centuries before the Europeans arrived. Today, Dominican  cigars are exported to the United States and compete on the same level  as Cuban cigars in the European market. The epi-center for the  manufacturing of premium cigars in the Dominican Republic is located  in the Valle del Cibao (see information below). 

GTO Cigars from Tabacalera GTO Dominicana are made from the finest, aged  first-generation Cuban seed tobacco and each GTO Cigar is meticulously  crafted by some of the most experienced torcedors (rollers) in the  Dominican Republic. Our family farm, located in Santiago, in the heart  of the Valle del Cibao. The Valle del Cibao is nestled between two  mountain ranges to the north and south, which provide protection to the  tobacco crops from Caribbean hurricanes and storms. The Dominican  Republic's most fertile and deepest topsoil is located here. This is not  only the prime tobacco growing region of the Dominican Republic but,  unquestionably, one of the finest tobacco growing regions in the world.  According to Cigar Aficionado Magazine - the "Valle del Cibao is to the  Dominican Republic what the Vuelta Abajo is to Cuba." Many of the finest  cigar manufacturers in the world are located in this region, as our  we. 

Amendola Family Cigars Co.

Amendola Family Cigars Co.

Amendola Family Cigars Co.



Amendola Family Cigar Co. is based out of Durham, N.C., which has a rich and prosperous Tobacco History and a second office and distribution center in Miami, FL. Amendola’s cigars are handmade in a boutique factory in Danli, Honduras, a place we call “El Paraiso”. We double ferment our own tobacco from Cuban seeds that are aged to perfection.

We pride ourselves in the quality of tobacco we use which is grown in regions such as the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras.”
The Amendola Family is the manufacturer behind, “Bull City Cigar Co”, “TheSmoking Gunn” private label, “A. Spencer Reserve” private label, and “Sam’s Quick Shop (and Bottle Shop) Private label cigar lines. At Amendola Family Cigar Co. we are driven by our passion to create premium cigars and pride ourselves in being loyal to meet the arduous standards it takes to create a quality product. “Passion driven, Loyalty Made.”

Rock-A-Feller Cigars

Amendola Family Cigars Co.

Rock-A-Feller Cigars



The inspiration behind the Rock-A-Feller® was to produce a cigar that is  an affordable luxury — a quality product accessible to all men and  women, regardless of their socio-economic status. Together they created a  cigar that was inspired by the tradition of American entrepreneurism.  The Rock-A-Feller is a symbol of perseverance in the face of  adversity, and stands as a testament to the hard work ethic of the  Americans whose indomitable spirit pulled us out of the Great  Depression. Blended and rolled in the Dominican Republic by men steeped  in the culture of making fine hand-rolled cigars, the Rock-A-Feller is  the culmination of generations of experience in premium cigars. It is an  outstanding smoke, guaranteed to please the palate of even the most  distinguished connoisseur, recently called by Cigar Insider a true “wallet-friendly cigar”.  

The Chief Cigar


Rock-A-Feller Cigars



My  name is Ken Doerrbecker, Owner of KJD Cigars. I am a Long Island  firefighter who has been in the fire service for 28 years. I’m a  former Fire Chief of my department and avid cigar smoker. 

I have been smoking cigars for 20 years and enjoying many  blends from many growers. Spending the last 11 years at a shop on Long Island, I have developed my palate  while savoring many  blends on today’s market. 

I am a large supporter of the local B&M shops that  strive to help bring us these great cigars that we enjoy today. Please  review the information on this site, and contact me with any questions.

Protocol Cigars






Launched nationally at the 2015

IPCPR trade show in New Orleans,

Cubariqueno was created by two police officers, Juan Cancel & Bill Ives. The La Zona cigar factory in

Esteli, Nicaragua is the choosen

location where all Cubariqueno

blends are created under the

watchful eye of Erik Espinosa. In 

December 2016 Cigar Federation

rated the Protocol Lancero #1

Cigar of the Year for 2016.

January 2017 Cigar DoJo rated the Probable Cause - Under the Radar Cigar of the Year for 2016.   January 2018 The Protocol Themis was named Cigar DOJO Top 10 cigars of the year. 







Ore Premium Cigars founder, Trey Ore, was raised in Virginia Beach  where he learned that if you do something you love, you will never work a  day in your life. Years ago, while in the Caribbean, he was offered his  very first, high-end cigar, and from that moment on...Trey was hooked.

"There's  something about a good cigar that allows you to take time to be in the  moment. You can't rush a great cigar. The moment you light it, you have  decided to enjoy the next hour."

We have the saying at Ore  Cigars "WHY NOT?" There are so many cigar options in the world. "WHY  NOT" give ours a try? Our cigars are a Dominican and Nicaragua blend,  hand-rolled in the United States by a former Master Roller under Padron  in Cuba. 

Give Us a Try....WHY NOT?

Causes You Can Smoke To and Support

Cigar Rights of America (CRA) Global Leaf's CEO is a CRA Ambassador for NY Long Island

Cigar Rights of America (CRA) Global Leaf's CEO is a CRA Ambassador for NY Long Island

Cigar Rights of America (CRA) Global Leaf's CEO is a CRA Ambassador for NY Long Island




Cigar Rights of America

Fighting for the Freedom to Enjoy Premium Cigars
Cigar Rights of America (CRA) is the first and only consumer-based  public advocacy group fighting to protect the individual rights to enjoy  premium cigars. Over the past twenty years, the anti-tobacco movement’s  reach has broadened, and your ability to enjoy premium cigars and  freely participate in a relaxing, social activity has been continually  regulated and restricted. 

The Smoking Shields Cigar Club

Cigar Rights of America (CRA) Global Leaf's CEO is a CRA Ambassador for NY Long Island

Cigar Rights of America (CRA) Global Leaf's CEO is a CRA Ambassador for NY Long Island



The Smoking Shields Cigar Club, Corp. was  established in 2015 to address the lack of a fraternal organization of  law enforcement professionals who shared their passion of enjoying  premium cigars and a desire to help our nation’s heroes.

The Smoking Shields Cigar Club’s purpose is  to provide financial assistance to Law Enforcement professionals and  our nation’s military and their immediate families nationwide.

One of the charities we are active with is Operation: Cigars for Warriors .  This fantastic organization collects cigars from numerous sources and  gets them to our nation’s brave men and women fighting on the front  lines, protecting our freedoms. To date we have sent over 300 cigars for  distribution to our troops.

The Smoking Shields Cigar Club is comprised  of all areas of Law Enforcement. Many Federal, State, County, City,  Town / Village agencies are represented in the club.

The Smoking Shields Cigar Club (c)(3) non-profit organization. 

Cigars For Warriors

Cigar Rights of America (CRA) Global Leaf's CEO is a CRA Ambassador for NY Long Island

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Provides premium cigars and accessories to US troops serving in active combat zones. Donate Now. Find A Donation Center. When you shop for cigars,  make sure you buy them at a CFW Donation Center! Find a Center Near  You. Support An Event. Come out to a CFW Event, have a great time, and  support our troops! 

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The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association

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Mission Statement


To provide a significant humanitarian impact to communities in the  Dominican Republic resulting in a better quality of life to those who  experience a lack of education, poor access to health care and nutrition  and who have little or no sustainable employment.




Create meaningful change through healthcare, education and the  development of eco-friendly business ventures providing self-sufficiency  to the communities of the Dominican Republic.

The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association

The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association

The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association





Home > About IPCPR                 

What is the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR)?

Founded in 1933, the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers  Association is a not-for-profit trade association representing premium  retail tobacconists and their suppliers. IPCPR represents over 2,000  retail stores across the United States that sell tobacco products and  accessories, as well as more than 350 manufacturers, distributors, and  service providers of high quality merchandise. All members are fully  committed to preserving the rights of adults to enjoy legal tobacco  products.

What is a premium cigar?

Premium cigars are a handcrafted artisanal product, made with 100%  tobacco. These cigars continue to be made by hand as they have been for  several hundred years.  Much like wine, premium cigar profiles range  from mild to robust with numerous varieties in between. From a seedling,  each premium cigar typically takes 3 – 4 years to produce, allowing  flavor profiles to develop and mature.

Who does IPCPR represent?

IPCPR member stores have a tremendous presence across the nation,  with a presence in every state and Congressional district. Many of IPCPR  members’ businesses are family-owned, spanning several generations.   Each store, on average, employs 5.5 full- and part-time employees.  Nearly two-thirds of these stores have a full-time manager with an  average salary in excess of $36,000. The quintessential IPCPR member’s  store is a small business focusing almost exclusively on cigars,  humidors, cutters, lighters, pipes, and pipe tobaccos, and other related  accessories. IPCPR members’ businesses are adult establishments.

What issues are facing the premium cigar industry?

In 2009, “The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act” was  signed into law, with the intent of curbing youth access to tobacco  products and preventing addiction to tobacco. Premium cigars fit neither  area yet are facing undue regulation from the Food and Drug  Administration (FDA). Legislation in the House (H.R. 662) and Senate (S.  441) will define and exempt premium cigars, helping to preserve tens of  thousands of domestic jobs and hundreds of thousands international  jobs. Our members must have the freedom to sell a legal product without  government interference. At the state and local levels, retailer  tobacconists continue to face tax increases and smoking bans.


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