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Oliva, CertiFresh Cigar Partner Up

Oliva Cigar Co. has announced it will produce the retail display boxes for CertiFresh Cigar, a company that distributes premium cigars to some of the...more

Posted: January 26, 2010    By Andrew Nagy


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New Ashton ESG, VSG Arrive

A pair of new Ashtons that were unveiled during the summer trade show are finally shipping to cigar stores. The Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Eclipse and...more

Posted: January 22, 2010    By David Savona


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No Surprise: L.A. Bans Outdoor Restaurant Smoking

As expected, the city council of Los Angeles voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban smoking on restaurant outdoor patios. California law already bars...more

Posted: January 21, 2010    By Alejandro Benes


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First Cigar Bar Opens in Nicaragua

Nicaragua, a country known for producing some of the world's finest handmade cigars, now has a fitting spot in which to enjoy them. The country's...more

Posted: January 20, 2010    By David Savona


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Cigar Industry Sends Aid to Haiti

Many premium cigar companies have joined the world effort in providing aid to Haiti after last week's earthquake devastated the country. Altadis...more

Posted: January 19, 2010    By Gregory Mottola


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Parent Companies of Macanudo, C.A.O. Plan Merger

The makers of Macanudo and C.A.O. cigars are joining forces. Today, the European parent companies of both cigar brands signed a letter of intent to...more

Posted: January 15, 2010    By David Savona


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A Can of Cohibas

First in cardboard, now in a can, the Cuban Cohiba Mini is now offered in a limited-edition tin of 50 cigars. The Cuban cigarillos, which usually...more

Posted: January 14, 2010    By Gregory Mottola


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Earthquake Devastates Haiti—Shaking Felt in Dominican Republic

A major earthquake devastated Haiti yesterday, destroying much of the capital city of Port-au-Prince and leaving an untold number of casualties in...more

Posted: January 13, 2010    By David Savona


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Cohiba Cigar Lounge Opens

Cohiba became the latest cigar brand to get is name on a smoking lounge when the first Cohiba Lounge in the United States opened on December 12 at...more

Posted: January 12, 2010    By David Savona


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Busiest Week in History of CigarAficionado.com

Last week was the busiest we've ever had in the history of CigarAficionado.com as visitors flocked to the Web site to read about the Cigar of the...more

Posted: January 11, 2010   


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Federal Judge Rules on Tobacco Ads

A federal judge has answered the tobacco industry's first challenge to upcoming Food and Drug Administration limits on advertising, and the results...more

Posted: January 6, 2010    By David Savona


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Cohiba v. Cohiba—Cubans Win New Ruling

The legal battle over the Cohiba name, a fight that has gone on longer than the Second World War, took on new life this week when Judge Robert W....more

Posted: December 17, 2009    By David Savona


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Former Head of Cubatabaco Dies

Francisco Padron, who oversaw Cuba's cigar industry from 1985 to 1995, died on October 5 in Cuba. The cause of death, according to sources, was...more

Posted: October 15, 2009    By David Savona


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Rare, Aged Cubans To Be Auctioned

For those in the market for vintage, out-of-production Cuban cigars, United Kingdom retailer CGars Ltd. will be holding an auction of aged, rare...more

Posted: October 8, 2009    By Gregory Mottola


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Global Recession Reaches Cuba—Cutbacks on Tobacco

The worldwide economic slump has reached into global humidors. The Cuban cigar industry is cutting back its plantings of tobacco, and officials are...more

Posted: October 7, 2009   


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Cuban-Style Brand From C.A.O.

For the first time in its more than 40 years in business, C.A.O. International Inc. has created a cigar based on an old-time Cuban brand. The company...more

Posted: July 31, 2009    By David Savona


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La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Miami Sweepstakes Winner Named

La Gloria Cubana has announced Frank Esposito of Brooklyn, New York, has won the Artesanos de Miami Sweepstakes and an all expense paid trip to the...more

Posted: July 30, 2009   


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Camacho to Make Room 101 Cigar

Camacho Cigars has formed a licensing deal with L.A. jeweler Matt Booth to create the Room 101 cigar, which will make its cigar shop debut next month...more

Posted: July 21, 2009    By David Savona


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Ashton's Aroma de Cuba Brand Now Rolled in Garcia Factory

Ashton's economically priced La Aroma de Cuba brand, formerly produced in northern Honduras by Altadis U.S.A. Inc., is now being made by Jose "Pepin"...more

Posted: July 10, 2009    By Gregory Mottola


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Davidoff Acquires Cusano

Dr. Reto Cina, CEO of Oettinger Davidoff Group, left, and Michael Chiusano, president, Cusano Cigars. Oettinger Davidoff Group, the owner of the...more

Posted: June 23, 2009    By David Savona


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