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Stallone Cigars Releases Clydesdale Limited Edition for November

Stallone Cigars Releases Clydesdale Limited Edition for November

Stallone is adding another size to the stable with a new limited-edition cigar called Clydesdale.

October 26, 2021
Rocky Patel White Label Debuting At Big Smokes

Rocky Patel White Label Debuting At Big Smokes

The smokes have a deceptive power, says Patel.

October 25, 2021
Black Friday Gets A New, Short Size

Black Friday Gets A New, Short Size

This year’s Black Friday 2021 Limited Edition Short Toro will be heading to stores at the end of October.

October 22, 2021
Diesel Sunday Gravy Gets New Flavor

Diesel Sunday Gravy Gets New Flavor

The blend is a collaboration between brand manager Justin Andrews and A.J. Fernandez.

October 22, 2021
E.P.C.’s La Historia Lonsdale Heading To Stores Now

E.P.C.’s La Historia Lonsdale Heading To Stores Now

The family-themed cigar brand from E.P.C. Cigar Co. now has a slender lonsdale.

October 18, 2021
General Launching Hugest Cohiba to Date

General Launching Hugest Cohiba to Date

The largest Cohiba that General Cigar Co. has ever released.

October 18, 2021

cuba

Cuba’s Habanos Festival Returning in 2022

Cuba’s Habanos Festival Returning in 2022

Cuba’s biggest cigar party is coming back.

October 19, 2021
Cuba to Fully Reopen to Tourism in November

Cuba to Fully Reopen to Tourism in November

The island of Cuba will fully reopen to tourism on November 15.

September 17, 2021
U.S. Authorizes Limited Humanitarian Cargo Flights to Cuba

U.S. Authorizes Limited Humanitarian Cargo Flights to Cuba

The Biden administration has quietly approved a limited number of small cargo flights ferrying humanitarian aid to the island.

August 26, 2021
Thousands Take To Streets In Cuba

Thousands Take To Streets In Cuba

Cities and towns around Cuba on Sunday broke out into public demonstrations against the government.

July 13, 2021
Italian Humidor With Aged Cuban Cigars

Italian Humidor With Aged Cuban Cigars

Celebrate Italy's Euro Cup victory with this new Italian humidor filled with aged, Regional Edition Cuban cigars.

July 12, 2021
Raúl Castro Steps Down

Raúl Castro Steps Down

The Castro era has come to an end in Cuba.

April 17, 2021

legislation

D.C. Court Rules Against Cigar Industry, Rejects Appeal In FDA Lawsuit

D.C. Court Rules Against Cigar Industry, Rejects Appeal In FDA Lawsuit

A Washington D.C. Court of Appeals has delivered a blow to the cigar industry.

July 21, 2021
Bill To Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation Returns to House

Bill To Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation Returns to House

The cigar bill is back—again.

June 22, 2021
J.C. Newman Hoping To Import Cuban Tobacco

J.C. Newman Hoping To Import Cuban Tobacco

Newman is asking the U.S. to rethink its position on importing Cuban tobacco leaf.

June 3, 2021
Michigan Tax Cap Bill Passes in House of Representatives

Michigan Tax Cap Bill Passes in House of Representatives

The Great Lake State is one step closer to making its tobacco tax cap permanent.

May 19, 2021
California Cigar Tax to Increase in July

California Cigar Tax to Increase in July

California’s state tobacco tax will increase by 11.5 percent on the first of July.

May 18, 2021
FDA Aims to Ban Flavored Cigars

FDA Aims to Ban Flavored Cigars

If you’re one to smoke a flavored cigar, your days of enjoying a smoke like this might be numbered.

April 29, 2021

cigar industry

Nicaraguan Cigar Festival Canceled For 2022

Nicaraguan Cigar Festival Canceled For 2022

For the second year in a row, the Nicaraguan cigar festival has been canceled due to pandemic precautions.

October 25, 2021
Javier Estades Named Chairman of Cigar Association of America

Javier Estades Named Chairman of Cigar Association of America

Estades has returned to a role he knows well.

September 30, 2021
Cigar Shipments To The U.S. Up More Than 60 Percent For First Six Months Of 2021

Cigar Shipments To The U.S. Up More Than 60 Percent For First Six Months Of 2021

The American premium cigar market shows no signs of cooling.

September 28, 2021
Davidoff Closing Company Store in Atlanta

Davidoff Closing Company Store in Atlanta

The Davidoff of Geneva retail chain will contract at year’s end.

September 24, 2021
Longtime Thompson Owner Robert Franzblau, 93, Dies

Longtime Thompson Owner Robert Franzblau, 93, Dies

The savvy businessman who saved catalog company Thompson Cigar has passed away. Robert Franzblau, 93, died yesterday morning at his home in Tampa, Florida.

September 17, 2021
General Cigar Parent Reports Increased Second Quarter Sales

General Cigar Parent Reports Increased Second Quarter Sales

Scandinavian Tobacco Group reported an increase in second quarter sales and a generally positive 2021.

August 20, 2021
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