PCA Warns of Proposed Tobacco Bans in Massachusetts

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According to the Premium Cigar Association, numerous towns and cities in Massachusetts are about to consider radically restrictive legislation regarding the sale of tobbaco products.  In recent posts on social media and on the official PCA website, the Premium Cigar Association made the following statement:


Cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are considering a new policy called Nicotine Free Generation (NFG), or implementing a “generational smoking ban” while some have gone as far as to ban the sale of perfectly legal products. This policy is a modern day approach to prohibition.

Such policies fail to recognize that not all tobacco products should be treated in the same manner. Premium cigars do not carry the same public health issues associated with other products, and objective studies have substantiated this, especially in the areas of inhalation, addiction, mortality, and youth access. They are products for a discerning adult clientele.

This policy goes too far.

Say NO to NFG regulations in Massachusetts!


To learn more about this and other proposed legislation please visit CigarAction.org

Founded in 1933 as the Retail Tobacco Dealers of America, the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) is the oldest, largest and most active trade association representing and assisting retailers of premium tobacco products and their suppliers.

The PCA represents nearly 3,000 retail stores who employ 30,000+ retail workers. As the only full-service premium tobacco organization, we fight for our members against onerous, business-killing regulations and taxes, provide business-enhancing professional development, and help strengthen business relationships through our best-in-class trade show and other business-to-business offerings.

The PCA is the premium cigar and pipe industry’s center of excellence.