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Pedro Martín, 1921-2010

Cigar luminary Pedro Martín, founder and former owner of Tropical Tobacco, died Wednesday at 89 years old. He was a man whose storied career brought...more

Posted: April 2, 2010    By Gregory Mottola

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C.A.O. Adds New Size to La Traviata

C.A.O. International Inc.'s best-rated cigar brand is getting a new size. The C.A.O. La Traviata Animado was scheduled to arrive at C.A.O.'s...more

Posted: March 31, 2010    By David Savona

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General Cigar Giving Away Lotus Sports Car

General Cigar Co. is giving away a $50,000 sports car to a cigar smoker who buys a box of La Gloria Cubanas online. A 2010 Lotus Elise, valued at...more

Posted: March 30, 2010   

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California Nears Park, Beach Smoking Ban

California lawmakers passed a bill Monday that will ban smoking in the state's parks and beaches if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signs it into law. If...more

Posted: March 24, 2010    By Andrew Nagy

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Garcias Expand Tabacos Baez

My Father Cigars Inc. has expanded its Tabacos Baez line. The Tabacos Baez Series H was first introduced at the Las Vegas and New York Big Smokes...more

Posted: March 23, 2010    By David Savona

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La Aroma de Cuba Brings Back Old Size

You may remember La Aroma de Cuba Marquis for its colorful glossy tubo, but the size was cancelled after brand owners Ashton Distributors moved...more

Posted: March 22, 2010    By Gregory Mottola

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Frank Llaneza: 1920—2010

Frank Llaneza, one of the pioneers of the premium cigar business, died yesterday, two weeks after his 90th birthday. He spent his entire adult life...more

Posted: March 19, 2010    By David Savona

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Swedish Match Forms Joint Venture with Plasencias

Nestor Plasencia (background) and his son Nestor Plasencia Jr. Two of the giants of the cigar industry joined forces this morning in a joint venture....more

Posted: March 18, 2010    By David Savona

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$800,000 Raised At Second Annual Els for Autism Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament

Star golfers Raymond Floyd, Ernie Els and Jack Nicklaus join Cigar Aficionado publisher and editor Marvin R. Shanken at the second annual Els for...more

Posted: March 18, 2010    By Gordon Mott

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New York Threatens to Close "Smoke-easy"

New York city's M2 Ultralounge, one of the largest, most popular nightclubs in Manhattan, is in danger of being shut down by the city for failing to...more

Posted: March 17, 2010    By Andrew Nagy

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On Tour: Cain Cigars

Sam Leccia, the creator of the NUb and Cain cigar brands, is out on tour promoting his newest creation. The Cain F Tour began on March 10, and it...more

Posted: March 16, 2010    By Gregory Mottola

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Cigar Industry Gathers in Florida

More than 100 cigarmakers, cigar retailers, cigar industry executives and politicians gathered in the last of Tampa's cigar factories on February 26...more

Posted: March 11, 2010    By David Savona

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First Ever: A Regional Edition Cigar for Cuba

Exclusivo Cuba. That's what the secondary silver and crimson regional-edition band on this fat La Gloria Cubana reads, and this release marks the...more

Posted: March 10, 2010    By Gregory Mottola

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Toranõs on New Tour

Carlos and Charlie Toraño, the father-son-team behind the Carlos Toraño cigar brands that are made in Central America, have taken to the road...more

Posted: March 9, 2010    By David Savona

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Montecristo Opens Branded Lounge

The branded cigar lounge trend continues to burn strong in the cigar industry. A Casa de Montecristo Cigar Lounge opened on Super Bowl Sunday in the...more

Posted: March 8, 2010   

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D.C. Council Legalizes Cigar-Smoking Events

The Washington D.C., City Council on Tuesday passed an amendment that will exempt hotels from the current smoking ban and allow them to host a...more

Posted: March 5, 2010    By Andrew Nagy

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Cuban Cigar Sales Decline

America's thirst for fine Cuban cigars kept 2009 from becoming an even more difficult year for the island's most famous export product, despite the...more

Posted: March 3, 2010   

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Joya de Nicaragua Releases Strong and Mild Brands

Joya de Nicaragua has released two brands to the market, one very mild, and the other excessively strong. The Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta Serie...more

Posted: March 2, 2010    By Gregory Mottola

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Big Smoke Returns to Foxwoods

The Big Smoke, the world's largest cigar party, is returning to the Northeast. On Saturday May 22, a group of leading cigarmakers from around the...more

Posted: March 1, 2010   

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Center Ice Cigars

Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin, left, and Tessa Bonhomme pose with cigars and their gold medals during celebrations after their women's ice hockey gold...more

Posted: February 26, 2010    By David Savona

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