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2013 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars—Cuba Update

Is it cruel to give a presentation on legally forbidden cigars to a crowd of cigar-hungry enthusiasts? Maybe a little. But the attendees of the Big...more

Posted: November 13, 2013    By Gregory Mottola


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2013 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars—Dominican Tobacco

Three Dominican tobacco experts converged in one seminar Saturday at the Big Smoke Las Vegas to discuss the largest leaf source for handmade cigars...more

Posted: November 13, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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2013 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars—Second Acts/Comebacks

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote in his unfinished novel The Love of the Last Tycoon that “there are no second acts in American lives.” Not to...more

Posted: November 13, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


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2013 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars—Top Three (Legal) Cigars of 2012

For 9:00 am on a weekend, the crowd was surprisingly energetic as Executive editor Gordon Mott took the stage Saturday morning to begin the...more

Posted: November 13, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


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2013 Big Smoke Las Vegas Evenings

By 1:15 on Friday afternoon a queue had already begun to form outside the doors to the convention center at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas,...more

Posted: November 12, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Vegas Becomes Cigar City For A Weekend

The Big Smoke Las Vegas Weekend, Cigar Aficionado's signature event, turned Sin City into Cigar City this weekend. More than 4,500 cigar lovers from...more

Posted: November 11, 2013   


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Bill That Would Have Ended Tax-Free Internet Cigar Sales Stalled

Cigar manufacturers and online cigar retailers can rest a little easier as a bill that would have allowed states to begin collecting online sales...more

Posted: November 7, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


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Big Smoke Gets Its Own Quesada Cigar

The Quesada family has created a custom cigar only available to attendees of this year's upcoming Big Smoke Las Vegas and Big Smoke New York. All...more

Posted: November 6, 2013    By Gregory Mottola


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The Darkest Day

Fifty years later, unsubstantiated conspiracy theories still swirl around the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Posted: November 5, 2013    By Peter Kornbluh


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New York City Raises Tobacco-Purchase Age to 21

In a little more than six months, New York City will officially be the toughest major municipality for a college-aged smoker to light up. Yesterday...more

Posted: October 31, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


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New Blends Look Beyond the Bales with Fire-Cured Tobacco

While a quick search through this year's newest cigar releases showed many of the familiar blends that have been common during the last few trade...more

Posted: October 29, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Expanding The Band—Some Cigar Bands Get Larger

Cigar bands have long been very big on elegance but short on information. The traditional cigar band describes the name of the brand, perhaps the...more

Posted: October 28, 2013    By David Savona


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