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Oliva Responds to Massive Demand for Melanio

The demand for Oliva Cigar Co.'s Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado has soared since being named Cigar of the Year by Cigar Aficionado. Limits on tobacco...more

Posted: February 17, 2015    By David Savona


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Cigar Veteran Estelo Padrón, 87, Dies

The cigar industry has lost another one of its great tobacco men. Cigar veteran Estelo Padrón passed away on Monday morning, February 9, at Coral...more

Posted: February 11, 2015    By Gregory Mottola


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Trinidad Lost Blends Launching in March

Altadis U.S.A. Inc. said it has recently unearthed a small batch of Trinidad cigars that have been neatly tucked away in the depths of its vintage...more

Posted: February 11, 2015    By David Clough


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A New, Snarkier Punch Coming In Weeks

Fans of the Honduran-made Punch cigar, and its mischievous mascot, Mr. Punch, have a new line to look forward to next month. It's called the Punch...more

Posted: February 10, 2015    By Gregory Mottola


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New Orleans Smoking Ban Starts in April

It's official—a first-ever smoking ban for New Orleans, one of the most legendary party cities in America, will go into effect this April. After...more

Posted: February 2, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


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Cigar Bar Exemption Measure Gains Steam in Nebraska

The bill that would bring legal smoking back to Nebraska cigar bars looks to be gaining traction as it passed a committee vote yesterday and will now...more

Posted: January 29, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


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Ditka, Jaworski Team Up for Super Bowl Party

As the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks prepare for this weekend's Super Bowl, ESPN analyst Ron "Jaws" Jaworski is also gearing up for his...more

Posted: January 28, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


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Blanco Inks Canadian Distribution Deal

José Blanco is going to Canada. The cigarmaker's Las Cumbres Tabaco has formed a distribution agreement with Canada's House of Horvath Inc. to...more

Posted: January 28, 2015    By David Savona


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New Orleans Passes Smoking Ban

After months of debate, New Orleans, a city famous for its party scene and the site of this year's International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers...more

Posted: January 23, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


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Nebraska Bill Reinstates Cigar Bar Exemptions

Legal smoking inside cigar bars could be returning to Nebraska as a pair of lawmakers have introduced a bill there that calls for the reinstatement...more

Posted: January 22, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


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New President of Nicaragua’s Tobacco Association

Juan Ignacio Martinez, the executive president of Joya de Nicaragua, has been named the new president of the Nicaraguan Association of Tobacco...more

Posted: January 20, 2015    By Gordon Mott


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Davidoff Appoints New Tabadom General Manager

The torch has officially been passed. Longtime general manager Hendrik "Henke" Kelner, who oversaw all of Davidoff's tobacco-related aspects in the...more

Posted: January 16, 2015    By Gregory Mottola


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