Cigar Rights of the World. First, there was Cigar Rights of America, then came Cigar Rights of Europe. And instead of a Cigar Rights of Asia, Africa, or Oceania, as the next step, there is Cigar Rights of the World. With the statement that Cigar Rights of the World is a global platform whose goal is protecting cigar passionado’s rights, not linked to any continent or culture, manufacturer, language or religion, political affiliation or position.


Cigar Rights of the World is the first association that will be purely consumer-centered. It is a platform built and held together by the passionados – by the end consumers, for the end consumers. The organization is founded by an industry heavyweight though, Jeremiah Meerapfel. He says in a press release that “This is your fight! Everything we do, all our efforts and hard work, we will plug into the various platforms and organizations. Whether it is Cigar Rights of America, Cigar Rights of Europe, and the likes. We will be serving them, gathering together all the consumers and passionados to help them understand what it is they are able to do: to sustain, to maintain and protect the industry that we all love so much.“ 

Reinhard Pohorec from Light ‘em Up Lounge and Light ‘Em Up World is the president of Cigar Rights of the World. He is a master in building bridges between cigar enthusiasts worldwide. This is it! This is about the people – to consolidate and unite the brothers and sisters of the leaf worldwide. My entire journey has been about hosting and connecting people, serving the community, and fostering camaraderie. I’m honored to devote my passion and efforts to the cigar family, the industry that I consider the most wonderful and magical in the world. I treasure and acknowledge the responsibility and want to express my gratitude for serving a greater purpose“, Pohorec says in a press release.


Unlike the Cigar Rights of America, membership to Cigar Rights of the World is free. You can sign up on the website and get the latest updates. How Cigar Rights of the World is going to fight for our rights to enjoy premium handmade cigars is not clear at the moment. But Ministry of Cigars will find out more about the mission of the new entity. And how they are pushing back against nanny states imposing more legislation than ever before.

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