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Cigar Rights of America

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This article is part of the Tobacco portal on Sourcewatch funded from 2006 - 2009 by the American Legacy Foundation.

This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's spotlight on front groups and corporate spin.

Cigar Rights of America (CRA) is a smokers rights group founded in early 2008 by a consortium of cigar manufacturers and premium cigar retailers to defend the cigar industry by fighting public health policies that impact smoking, like increased tobacco taxes, and smoking restrictions.[1]

Dues are $30/year. To launch the group, representatives of its founding manufacturers will be visiting various cities across the U.S. in the summer of 2008 on a CRA "Freedom Tour."[2]

Contact

Cigar Rights of America
2222 Foothill Blvd., Suite E122
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

Tel: 818-541-1535
Fax: 818-541-6865
Email: info@cigarrights.org

Web site: http://www.cigarrights.org/

References

  1. Cigar Rights of America Web site, accessed August 11, 2008
  2. Gary Manelski, About.com Cigars Your Cigar Rights June 8, 2008