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What is the Premium Cigar Association (PCA)?

Founded in 1933, the Premium Cigar Association (formerly the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers) is a not-for-profit trade association representing premium retail tobacconists and their suppliers. Representing over 3,000 retail stores across the United States and more than 350 manufacturers, distributors and service providers, PCA is the ultimate authority on the premium cigar and pipe tobacco industry. PCA’s mission is to protect and grow the premium cigar and pipe tobacco industry through innovation, education, advocacy, market research, and the facilitation of relationships.