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MoyaRuiz Cigars Gets a Refresh, Announces New Releases

MoyaRuiz Cigars Gets a Refresh, Announces New Releases

The creative MoyaRuiz Cigars announced it is making changes to its business including a new logo, a relocation from New Jersey to Florida and a new cigar release.

September 17, 2020
La Aurora Announce 107 Nicaragua for U.S. Market

La Aurora Announce 107 Nicaragua for U.S. Market

Dominican-based La Aurora S.A. is going Nicaraguan with their first-ever Nicaraguan puro, and it will be hitting the U.S. market next month.

September 17, 2020
E.P. Carrillo Pledge Ships, Contest Begins

E.P. Carrillo Pledge Ships, Contest Begins

E.P. Carrillo Pledge is now on its way to cigar shops nationwide, which means the affiliated contest has also begun.

September 14, 2020
Caldwell Charity Cigar to Benefit 9/11 First Responders

Caldwell Charity Cigar to Benefit 9/11 First Responders

Robert Caldwell of Caldwell Cigar Co., Tony Bellato of La Barba Cigar and artist Jaclyn Sears teamed up with Protocol Cigars to create ONE, a limited-production cigar that will be …

September 10, 2020
Charter Oak Habano to Debut in a Few Weeks

Charter Oak Habano to Debut in a Few Weeks

Foundation Cigar Co. will soon launch Charter Oak CT Habano, a new line extension for Charter Oak, the cigar brand created by company owner Nick Melillo as an homage to his home …

September 8, 2020
Limited-Edition Aladino Returning in November

Limited-Edition Aladino Returning in November

The Aladino Corojo Reserva No. 4, a special limited-edition cigar from JRE Tobacco Co., is returning to retailers this November for another run.

September 2, 2020

cuba

Tropical Storm Laura Causes Some Damage in Cuba’s Vuelta Abajo Region

Tropical Storm Laura Causes Some Damage in Cuba’s Vuelta Abajo Region

While the storm wasn’t as bad as it could have been, tropical storm Laura caused some damage in Vuelta Abajo, a significant tobacco-growing region in western Cuba’s Pinar del Río …

August 27, 2020
Cuba Rescinds Tax On Changing U.S. Dollars For CUCs

Cuba Rescinds Tax On Changing U.S. Dollars For CUCs

The Cuban government announced that, starting July 20, it will no longer impose a 10 percent surcharge on U.S. dollars exchanged for CUCs, the Cuban Unified Currency tourists need …

July 21, 2020
Roof Collapse at Cuba’s Partagás Factory Closes Iconic Casa del Habano

Roof Collapse at Cuba’s Partagás Factory Closes Iconic Casa del Habano

This week, a roof collapsed in the iconic Real Fabrica de Partagás in Havana, casually known as the Partagás factory. While the damage did not affect the La Casa del Habano inside …

July 1, 2020
Marriott Hotels Being Forced To Leave Cuba

Marriott Hotels Being Forced To Leave Cuba

The Trump administration has ordered Marriott International Hotels to close down its business interests in Cuba. According to the company, it has until August 31 to end its …

June 6, 2020
Cuba Tightens Borders As Coronavirus Cases Spread

Cuba Tightens Borders As Coronavirus Cases Spread

Cuba will close its borders to international tourism and non-resident visitors for at least a month, Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel announced on March 20. The new border-contro…

March 23, 2020
Romeo Night at Habanos Festival Raises More than 4 Million Euros

Romeo Night at Habanos Festival Raises More than 4 Million Euros

Habanos spared no expense on Friday night when the company threw its final gala cigar dinner to conclude the 22nd Habanos Festival, raising more than 4 million euros in the …

March 2, 2020

legislation

Court Strikes Down Key Premarket Review Process for Premium Cigars

Court Strikes Down Key Premarket Review Process for Premium Cigars

Premium cigar manufacturers no longer have to worry about the upcoming September 9 deadline for some FDA premarket applications as a judge handed them victory in court today, …

August 19, 2020
FDA Asks Court to Consider Premium Cigar Deferral Proposal

FDA Asks Court to Consider Premium Cigar Deferral Proposal

As the September 9 deadline for cigar manufacturers to submit their premarket applications to the FDA nears, the agency in charge of overseeing all tobacco products has asked a …

August 6, 2020
Pennsylvania Reps Prod President to Eliminate Premium Cigar Regulations

Pennsylvania Reps Prod President to Eliminate Premium Cigar Regulations

Half of Pennsylvania’s 18 representatives earlier this week signed and sent a letter to President Trump that urges his administration to roll back the “onerous, job-killing …

July 15, 2020
Court Strikes Down FDA’s Cigar Warning Label Plan

Court Strikes Down FDA’s Cigar Warning Label Plan

A trio of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. Circuit ruled unanimously this morning to keep FDA warning labels off of cigars. The court said the FDA …

July 7, 2020
Florida Representatives Urge President to Drop Cigar Industry Regulations

Florida Representatives Urge President to Drop Cigar Industry Regulations

In response to the economic downturn, a dozen representatives from Florida have signed and sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging his administration to eliminate “onerous, …

June 8, 2020
Court Ruling Ends Chances of 2021 Deadline for FDA Product Reports

Court Ruling Ends Chances of 2021 Deadline for FDA Product Reports

The FDA’s pre-market application deadline for cigars will remain September 9 after a trio of judges yesterday rejected the cigar industry’s appeal to extend the deadline for …

May 5, 2020

cigar industry

PCA, CRA to Host Premium Cigar Virtual Town Hall

PCA, CRA to Host Premium Cigar Virtual Town Hall

Familiar faces from the cigar industry are going online to discuss cigar legislation and recent court victories at a virtual town hall hosted by the Premium Cigar Association and …

September 18, 2020
Nat Sherman New York City Townhouse Closes

Nat Sherman New York City Townhouse Closes

Nat Sherman shut down its New York City Townhouse this afternoon, ending a 90-year-history of selling cigars. A sign marking the closing of the shop went up around 3:45 pm.

September 16, 2020
ITS Hub Trade Show in Dortmund Canceled

ITS Hub Trade Show in Dortmund Canceled

The ITS Hub hybrid trade show scheduled to replace the InterTabac cigar and tobacco convention in Germany has been canceled. The event was supposed to take place on November 3 and …

September 9, 2020
Giannini Out as Ventura Cigar Co. Restructures

Giannini Out as Ventura Cigar Co. Restructures

Amid corporate restructuring and brand consolidation, Ventura Cigar Co.’s former general manager, Michael Giannini is no longer with the company. And Ventura Cigar is no longer …

September 1, 2020
Beirut Blast Damages Casas del Habano

Beirut Blast Damages Casas del Habano

The devastating explosion in Beirut rattled buildings for miles around, according to published reports, causing damage to two La Casa del Habano cigar shops.

August 20, 2020
Cigar Aficionado Cancels 2020 Big Smokes

Cigar Aficionado Cancels 2020 Big Smokes

Cigar Aficionado has been forced to cancel its two major consumer events of 2020: Big Smoke Las Vegas and the inaugural Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest due to the persisting effects …

August 18, 2020