Member: Cigar Media Assoc.
Cigar Media Association

Cigar News: Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Joins Secure Payments Partnership (SPP)

Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Joins Secure Payments Partnership (SPP)




Washington, DC – “As an association that represents 2,500 small businesses across the country, we understand the importance of keeping pace with rapidly evolving payment technologies and believe the U.S. payments infrastructure should be the global standard.

This is why we’re excited to announce that coinciding with our rebrand to the Premium Cigar Association, we are the newest members of The Secure Payments Partnership (SPP),” said Executive Director Scott Pearce.

“At the end of the day we need a secure payments system that works for all participants – including the hard-working Americans the association represents.”


About the Secure Payments Partnership


The Secure Payments Partnership is a coalition of retailers and debit networks that have joined together to promote greater security and transparency across the payments system.

SPP members include the Food Marketing Institute, National Retail Federation, National Association of Convenience Stores, National Grocers Association, First Data’s STAR Network and SHAZAM.



About the Premium Cigar Association


Founded in 1933, the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) is the oldest, largest and most active trade association representing the interests of the premium cigar and pipe industry.

We are driven by a singular purpose: to protect and expand the centuries-old process of growing premium tobacco.

PCA offers a comprehensive array of benefits for premium cigar and pipe retailers and manufacturers driven by current market research, while advocacy at the state and federal levels remains a top priority.

PCA actively fights for the interests of premium tobacconists and manufacturers by educating policymakers on what differentiates pure, hand-rolled, artisan products from machine-made cigars and other tobacco products.

Manufacturers, retailers and consumers alike benefit from our mission to limit taxes and regulations that inflate prices throughout the supply chain and preserve cigar and pipe smokers’ rights to enjoy premium tobacco.

Learn more at


Toar Campbell

Love of all things cigars, craft beer, Stouts, IPA's (any beer). Follow me on Untappd @Toar Campbell. Writer, reviewer, founder
Toar Campbell

Comments are closed.

Cigar Smoke – Est. 2010
Cigar Smoke
Subscribe to Newsletter
Drew Diplomat
Drew Diplomat App
Cigar Rights of America
Cigar Rigths o America
Black Label Trading Co.
Southern Draw Cigars
Foundation Cigar Co.
RoMa Craft Tobac
Viaje Cigars