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Retailer Benefits of Membership
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  1. IPCPR Retailer Member Benefits and Services

  • The most current legislative information so you may take action to fight restrictive legislation and regulation,

  • Coordination of in-state member-to-member mobilization to fight regressive legislative and regulatory actions,
  • Protecting your interests in response to legislative challenges and proposals,  
  • Representing your views through partnerships with other industry trade associations to proactively address legislative and regulatory issues in a clear, consistent and convincing voice,     

  • Providing tools and techniques to successfully influence your elected officials, including industry statistics, correspondence, petitions, and talking points for testimony,

  • Updates and calls to action so you may immediately respond to legislation that may affect your business,

  • Direct access to your legislators through the Legislative Action Center available online at via IPCPR’s dedicated legislative website,,

  • Eligibility to attend IPCPR's Annual Convention & International Trade Show, the tobacco industry's largest and most important event of the year. Retailer members are entitled to three badges to the show at no cost, and up to two more for $150 each:

    •  350+ exhibitors in almost 200,000 square feet of exhibit space,

    • Informative seminars and meetings,

    • Unparalleled networking opportunities between you, your suppliers, and your peers during this 4-day event,

  • IPCPR Almanac: the "bible" of the premium tobacco industry with 300+ pages of product listings and information on cigars, cigarettes, pipes, tobacco, lighters, and gift items. Available in print and online at:,

  • Latest news, information and industry trends via IPCPR Email Alerts,

  • Complimentary subscriptions to Tobacconist and Smokeshop magazines, the official periodicals of IPCPR and the premier trade publications for the premium tobacco industry,

  • IPCPR newsletter, includes association and industry news, statistics, and updates,

  • Free enrollment for up to three certifications in the Tobacconist University education program. Becoming a Certified Retail Tobacconist (CRT) brings credibility to the premium tobacco industry and promotes your business, integrity and professionalism,

  • Identification of your store(s) to consumers through the Find a Tobacconist feature on IPCPR’s web site.

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