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New York Tobacconists Lobby for Flavored Tobacco Ban Exemption

If there's one thing that the New York Tobacconist's Association wanted to implore to the New York City Board of Health Tuesday morning it was this:...more

Posted: May 6, 2010    By Gregory Mottola


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Rocky Patel Buys Half of United Tobacco

Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, the fast-growing cigar company from Naples, Florida, has acquired a 50 percent interest in United Tobacco, the owners of...more

Posted: May 5, 2010    By David Savona


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Schwarzenegger Vetoes Parks, Beaches Smoking Ban

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday rejected a bill that called for a ban on smoking in the state's parks and beaches, saying it intruded on local...more

Posted: May 4, 2010    By Andrew Nagy


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Tennessee Flooded: C.A.O. Headquarters Wet but Standing

Samuel M. Simpkins Flooding in Nashville, near the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Record flooding and savage storms that killed at least 29 people in...more

Posted: May 4, 2010    By David Savona


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Flor de Gonzalez Launches Cuban Tribute Brand

Flor de Gonzalez, which makes cigars in Hialeah, Florida and Condega, Nicaragua, has launched a brand called 90 Miles by Flor de Gonzalez. The smoke...more

Posted: May 3, 2010    By David Savona


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New York Governor Calls for Huge Cigar Tax Hike

Corrected May 4; original had erroneous tax calculations. Beleaguered New York Gov. David A. Paterson proposed a $620 million plan this week aimed at...more

Posted: April 29, 2010    By David Savona


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United Tobacco and Miami Cigar to Split

United Tobacco, owner of the 601, Cubao and Murcielago cigar brands, is splitting from its distributor Miami Cigar & Co. effective May 1. Brand...more

Posted: April 27, 2010   


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Parent Companies of Macanudo, C.A.O. Form Joint Venture

The makers of Macanudo and C.A.O. cigars have signed the papers to bring their companies together. Today, Scandinavian Tobacco, headquartered in...more

Posted: April 26, 2010    By David Savona


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Dominican Cigar Stars Coming to Long Island

La Aurora S.A. has been doing cigar tastings for the public for some time. The events are led by either Guillermo León (pictured), the head of the...more

Posted: April 23, 2010    By David Savona


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City Employee Tobacco Ban Shot Down in Florida

Brooksville City Council members recently rejected a comprehensive tobacco ban proposal that, among other provisions, would have required all city...more

Posted: April 23, 2010    By Andrew Nagy


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Cuba's Limited-Edition Cigars Shipping Early. Very Early.

You won't have to wait until the Fall to get your Edición Limitadas this year. Habanos S.A., the worldwide distributor for Cuban cigars, announced...more

Posted: April 22, 2010    By Gregory Mottola


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Cigar-Friendly Bar to Close in D.C.

I don't really know how I missed the fact that there was a bar in the affluent Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C., that allowed cigar...more

Posted: April 21, 2010    By Alejandro Benes


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New Brand From the Garcias

Jose "Pepin" Garcia with his son Jaime. Jaime Garcia, the son behind the father-son team of My Father Cigars Inc., is set to debut a new cigar. The...more

Posted: April 20, 2010   


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Legendary Cuban Farmer Alejandro Robaina Dies

Robaina circa 2006. Alejandro Robaina, Cuba's most acclaimed tobacco grower, died on Saturday April 17 at his home in San Luis, Cuba, following a...more

Posted: April 19, 2010    By James Suckling


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Davidoff Creates New Dominican Puro

The Davidoff Puro d'Oro, originally intended to be on sale a year ago, is finally ready. The Dominican puros will be launched on April 27 at Davidoff...more

Posted: April 16, 2010    By David Savona


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Washington Raises Cigar Tax Cap

Washington legislators on Monday passed a bill that raises the state's premium cigar tax cap from 35 cents to 65 cents per cigar. Engrossed...more

Posted: April 15, 2010    By Andrew Nagy


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Aurora Celebrates 107 Years with a New Cigar

La Aurora has been in business for more than a century—107 years to be exact—and the company is commemorating the milestone with the new Aurora...more

Posted: April 13, 2010    By Gregory Mottola


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Cigar Taxes Spike in Utah—Store to Close

Utah cigar smokers are facing a crippling tax on cigars that will go into effect this summer, and at least one Utah cigar shop will close its doors...more

Posted: April 12, 2010    By David Savona


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More Connecticut For Camacho

Camacho Cigars, which traditionally has worked exclusively or predominantly with Honduran tobacco, has come out with a second major cigar release...more

Posted: April 8, 2010    By David Savona


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L.G. Diez Lancero in the Works

Litto Gomez, who loves the lancero size and counts several in his portfolio, is adding one of the long, thin cigars to his L.G. Diez line of...more

Posted: April 7, 2010    By David Savona


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