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SMOKESHOP's Tobacco Industry Resources
General Resources Trade Associations

General Tobacco Resources...
 
 
  Cigar Rights of America (CRA)
Cigar Rights of America is the first and only consumer-based public advocacy group fighting to protect the individual rights to enjoy premium cigars. CRA serves as a voice at each level of government and with the public at-large on issues of significance to the industry as a whole, and the cigar consumers of America, specifically. Join the fight today!
  Congress.gov
Presented by the Library of Congress, Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information.
  International Premium Cigar
& Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR)

Founded in 1933, the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association is the country's largest trade association dedicated to the sale and promotion of premium tobacco products and related items. Every summer, it holds the tobacco industy's largest trade show: the IPCPR Annual Convention & International Trade Show.
  National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO)
NATO is recognized as one of the premiere national retail trade associations that works to protect the right of all retailers to sell legal tobacco products. Through grassroots lobbying efforts, NATO assists tobacco stores, convenience stores, grocery stores, service stations and liquor stores respond to both federal and state tobacco-related legislation that would negatively impact their business.
  NATO Show
The NATO Show, hosted by the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO), brings the nation's top tobacco buyers and sellers together under one roof, offers informative sessions that address all of the pressing issues impacting them, and provides the perfect environment for conducting business.
  SMOKE Magazine
"Cigars and Life's Other Burning Desires," SMOKE Magazine has been providing cigar enthusiasts with features, interviews, ratings/reviews, and coverage of what's new in cigars and the lifestyle surrounding them since 1995.
  Tobacco.Org
A free resource center focusing on tobacco and smoking issues, featuring news, information, alerts for tobacco control advocates, and open debate on the wide spectrum of tobacco issues. 
  Tobacco Merchants Association
Founded in 1915, the TMA is a worldwide information center on the tobacco industry, supporting the following sectors: cigarette, cigar, pipe and chewing tobacco, snuff, and leaf tobacco.
  Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo (TPC)
Attracting thousands of retailers and wholesalers, TPC is held each year in early spring in Las Vegas, hosting a broad range of merchandise suppliers and attracting diverse classes of trade where tobacco and vape products are sold.
Reuter Exposition Services
33 Flax Mill Road, Branford, CT 06405
Toll-free: (888) 737-3976, Fax: (203) 483-5778
Email: susan@reuterexpo.com
  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
Toll-free: (888) 463-6332
Web: www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/
Email: AskCTP@fda.hhs.gov

Trade Associations...

American Wholesale Marketing Association, Inc. (AWMA)

Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA)
103-220 Wyecroft Rd.
Oakville, ON L6K3V1
CANADA
Tel: (905) 845-9152
Fax: (905) 849-9947
Email: lynda@conveniencestores.ca
Web: theccsa.ca

Cigar Association of America, Inc. (CAA)
1100 G Street, NW, Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20005-7405
Tel: (202) 223-8204
Fax: (202) 833-0379
Web: cigarassociation.org

Cigar Rights of America
300 New Jersey Ave, N.W., Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001
Toll-free Tel: (800) 460-0729
Toll-free Fax: (800) 460-6207
Email: info@cigarrights.org
Web: www.cigarrights.org

Convenience Distribution Association (CDA)
Formerly the American Wholesale Marketer's Association (AWMA)
11311 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, VA 20190
Tel: (703) 208-3358
Fax: (703) 573-5738
Email: info@awma.org
Web: www.awmanet.org

International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR)
4 Bradley Park Ct., Ste. 2H
Columbus, GA 31904
Tel: (706) 494-1143
Fax: (706) 494-1893
Email: info@ipcpr.org
Web: www.ipcpr.org

National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO)
15560 Boulder Pointe Road
Minneapolis, MN 55347
Toll-free: (866) 869-8888
Fax: (952) 934-7442
Email: info@natocentral.org
Web: www.natocentral.org

National Convenience Stores Distributor Association of Canada (NACDA)
1695 Laval Blvd., Suite 410
Laval, Quebec H7S 2M2
CANADA
Tel: (450) 967-3858
Toll-free: (888) 686-2823
Fax: (450) 967-8839
Email: nacda@nacda.ca
Web: www.nacda.ca

Pipe Tobacco Council 
1100 G Street, NW, Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20005-7405
Tel: (202) 223-8207
Fax: (202) 833-0379

Smokeless Tobacco Council, Inc.
7300 Beaufont Springs Dr., Ste 400
Richmond, VA 23225-5551
Tel: (202) 452-1252
Fax: (202) 452-0118

Specialty Tobacco Council, Inc.
Finger, Roemer, Brown & Mariani, L.L.P.
102 West Third Street, Suite 200-B, Lobby Level
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Tel: (336) 723-4311
Email: hroemer@specialtytobacco.org

Tobacconists' Association of America, Ltd. (TAA)
Stephanie Guadagno
P.O. Box 81152
Conyers, GA 30013
Tel: (770) 597-6264
Web: thetaa.org

Tobacco Merchants Association (TMA) 
P.O. Box 8019
Princeton, NJ 08543
Tel: (609) 275-4900
Tel: (609) 275-8379
Web: www.tma.org

Tobacconist University
P.O. Box 68
Hopewell, NJ 08525
Tel: (609) 651-2311
Email: info@tobacconistuniversity.org



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