Simply Stogies Podcast

Hosted ByJames Giehm

A cigar journey.

Episode 3: The Cigar Rights of America

Small Batch Cigar

James welcomes the executive director of the Cigar Rights of America, Glynn Loope, and one of the CRA Ambassadors for the state of Iowa, Timothy Allen, to Simply Stogies. They discuss what the Cigar Rights of America does, how the FDA is trying to regulate the premium cigar industry, how the CRA is pushing back against that, how cigar enthusiasts and aficionados can get involved, and how the current political climate plays a role.


To become a member of the Cigar Rights of America and help them in their fight to protect our cigar rights please go to

To see a list of current state and federal cigar issues please visit and choose your state

If you have questions concerning the Cigar Rights of America, please email


You can follow the Cigar Rights of America on Twitter @CigarRights and on instagram

You can follow Glynn Loope on Twitter @GlynnLoope

You can follow Timothy Allen on Twitter @MidwestAshes

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