SAVE CIGAR CITY

 

THERE WERE ONCE 150 CIGAR FACTORIES IN TAMPA...
TODAY THERE IS ONLY ONE.

6067 At one time, Tampa had over 150 cigar factories that employed thousands of Americans.  Tampa was known as the “Cigar Capital of the World.” Today, however, only one cigar factory remains in Tampa – the El Reloj (the clock) factory owned and operated by J.C. Newman Cigar Company – a four-generation, family-owned small business.

Federal regulation proposed by the FDA would force this last factory to close and 130 Americans to lose their jobs.