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New Mexico Woman Wins Backyard Smoking Trial

A judge in Albuquerque recently ruled that Linda Garcia, whose neighbors had filed a suit claiming her outdoor smoking habit was ruining their...more

Posted: May 21, 2010    By Andrew Nagy


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Berger & Argenti Release Clasico, Entubar Cigars

Since Michael Argenti of the defunct Cuban Imports Ciar Co. teamed up with cigar veteran Henry "Kiki" Berger last year, their joint venture, Berger &...more

Posted: May 18, 2010    By Gregory Mottola


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Fuente-Made Angelenos Brand Expands

Angelenos, the lighter hued, lighter bodied cigar from God of Fire Inc., is adding a pair of sizes to the new brand. The company recently released...more

Posted: May 13, 2010   


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Reyes Family Plants First Honduran Tobacco Crop

Longtime Honduran tobacco skeptic Rolando Reyes Sr., left, and Enrique Diez holding tobacco seedlings in Danlí. The Reyes family, known for its...more

Posted: May 12, 2010    By Gregory Mottola


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Litto Gomez Expands Air Bender Line

The curiously named La Flor Dominicana Air Bender brand has a pair of new sizes, the lancero-sized Villano and the corona-sized Poderoso. The sizes...more

Posted: May 11, 2010    By Andrew Nagy


The Good Life : Latest News

Thinking Pink Vermouth

Mention vermouth to Americans and the mind shakes up a cocktail. To Italians, the same word paints a soothing picture of an aperitivo quaffed on the...more

Posted: May 10, 2010    By Jack Bettridge


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NY Tobacconists Taking Tax Hike Fight to Albany

New York's state capitol building in Albany. The New York Tobacconist's Association is gathering every New York cigar shop owner that it can and...more

Posted: May 7, 2010    By David Savona


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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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