PCA begins Fund the Fight for Premium Cigars & Pipe Tobacco

In an effort to fund the fight for premium tobacco rights, the Premium Cigar Association sent out the following:

Help us Raise $60,000 in 60 days for the Industry Defense Fund! The fight for premium cigars and pipe tobacco is raging! Help fund the fight so we can defend your business at the regional, state and federal levels TODAY! Contribute to the fight today by making a one-time or recurring contribution here and help us reach our goal of $60,000 in 60 days to protect your business!

We are facing an unprecedented challenge that is threatening the existence of premium tobacco businesses all over the US. It’s amazing that in the midst of the global pandemic and lockdowns, states are doubling down on their pursuit of misguided and harmful legislation! That is why we launched the PCA Industry Defense Fund —to help raise capital specifically for state advocacy and to defeat threatening legislation such as tax increases, local preemption, and outright bans. Now is the time for all of us to come together —manufacturers, retailers, and consumers, to ramp up our fight, build new partnerships, strengthen our grassroots voice, and take our industry advocacy to a new level! Help us fight for your business today!

See the following link: FUND THE FIGHT.

El Septimo Acquires LV-Wholesale in Las Vegas

In an effort to achieve its goal of building the largest distribution network of tobacco and tobacco-related accessory products in North America, El Septimo Geneva has purchased their first North American major distribution center

The center is located on 625 S. Bruce St. in Las Vegas. The center, renamed to 7 Global Distribution after it’s seven locations throughout the U.S., will sell over 2,000 different products.

El Septimo projects the revenue from its distribution center to reach $480 million for Phase 1 of its growth. El Septimo’s parent company is Younan Company, run by Chairman and CEO Zaya S. Younan.


	

Operation: Cigars For Warriors Announces Instagram Security Breach

The following press release was sent out by Cigars for Warriors today:

Ocala, FL –Operation: Cigars For Warriors

What Happened

On July 29th, 2021 members of CFW’s volunteer staff discovered that they were unable to access our Instagram account @cigarsforwarriors.

At that time, we learned that an unknown individual had compromised the account’s security and changed both the login information and account name (to s0sy4log). Since then we have received a number of contemporaneous reports that the account has been used to send unusual posts and messages to our followers.

What We Are Doing

We have made numerous efforts to contact Instagram Support to resolve the issue and will continue to work to restore the account. In the meantime, we will be creating a new CFW IG account @Official_Cigars_for_Warriors and migrating our content there.

In addition, we are reviewing the security posture for all our social media accounts to ensure they are protected. We are not aware of any other compromised accounts or services at this time.

We will continue to monitor and assess the situation and we may be able to share additional information as we learn more.

How You Can Help

If you receive unsolicited posts or messages from @cigarsforwarriors, please immediately report them to Instagram and indicate that the account was hacked. If you receive any posts or messages from @herusofc or s0sy4log regarding the CFW account, please report them as well.

Although the account itself has been compromised, our hashtags are not. Please do continue to use those.

Operation: Cigars for Warriors is a registered 501(c)3 charity operating nationwide whose mission is to provide premium cigars and cigar accessories to US troops serving in active combat zones. Since 2012, over 1.2 million cigars have been donated to US servicemen and women, in addition to coffee, magazines, cigar lighters and cutters.

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