State Advocacy

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) State Legislative Affairs Team represents the interests of retail tobacconists in state capitols across the country on issues that impact their businesses. PCA monitors relevant state legislation, educates elected officials on the industry, and engages in legislative battles when appropriate. The state affairs team works to affect the passage of legislation that may impact the ability of retail tobacconists to operate successfully.

Use the map below to access specific content for individual states.


State Session Information


PCA Legislative Affairs Team

Rachel Hall

Sr. Director of State Government Affairs

(434) 989-6492

PCA Regional Rep Tyler Henson

Tyler Henson

Government Affairs Regional Representative

Representing AK, AZ, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY

Brett Mecum

Government Affairs Regional Representative

Representing AR, IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, NY, OK, SD, WI

David Jessup

Government Affairs Regional Representative

Representing GA, IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, PA, TN, WV


State News & Alerts

  • We Are Here for You

    As a new year begins, so does the start of legislative sessions across the United States. State capitols are teeming […]

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  • State of the States Update

    In 2019, your state government relations team tracked 900 state bills! This year, we are expecting even more tobacco bill […]

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  • Notice of Federal Age Increase to 21

    On December 20th, President Trump signed a $1.4 trillion spending package that included raising the legal purchase age of tobacco […]

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See more state news, alerts and updates by selecting a state from the map above or visiting our PCA News Hub.


Victories in the States

See more state victories at our PCA News Hub.