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Macanudo Inspirado White Adds Two New Sizes

Macanudo Inspirado White Adds Two New Sizes

The mildest of the Macanudo Inspirado series now has two new cigars.

March 5, 2021
Aladino Cameroon Line Gets a Lancero

Aladino Cameroon Line Gets a Lancero

Fans of long, thin Honduran cigars have something to look forward to this spring.

March 4, 2021
Cohiba Humidor Celebrates the Year of the Ox

Cohiba Humidor Celebrates the Year of the Ox

Cuba released a high-gloss Cohiba humidor containing 88 Cohiba Short cigarillos to celebrate the Year of the Ox.

March 3, 2021
Limited-Edition La Gloria Landing Tomorrow

Limited-Edition La Gloria Landing Tomorrow

A new Dominican La Gloria Cubana called Spirit of the Lady is shipping to retailers tomorrow.

March 1, 2021
Limited-Edition Smoke From Black Label Coming In Early March

Limited-Edition Smoke From Black Label Coming In Early March

New, limited-edition cigars from Black Label Trading Co. are coming soon.

February 24, 2021
Eight Ways to Enjoy the Chinese New Year

Eight Ways to Enjoy the Chinese New Year

Here are 8 ways to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Ox with cigars, spirits and accessories.

February 23, 2021

cuba

Cuban Government Approves Expansion of Private Business

Cuban Government Approves Expansion of Private Business

Cuba is significantly expanding its private sector in an attempt to revive its Covid-stricken economy.

February 9, 2021
Cuba Cutting Back International Flights In New Year

Cuba Cutting Back International Flights In New Year

Facing a rising number of Covid-19 cases, Cuban authorities announced this week that they will limit flights from the United States and several other nations.

December 29, 2020
Cuba Is Getting Rid of the CUC

Cuba Is Getting Rid of the CUC

The dual currency system is ending on January 1, phasing out the Cuban Convertible Pesos (known as CUCs) wielded by travelers and establishing the Cuban peso as the only legal …

December 15, 2020
Cuba Cancels Habanos Festival

Cuba Cancels Habanos Festival

The Habanos Festival, which would have taken place in a few months, has been canceled “due to the global context we are living,” according to an official statement sent out this …

November 24, 2020
Airbnb’s Cuba Operations Focus of Treasury Department Review

Airbnb’s Cuba Operations Focus of Treasury Department Review

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is investigating Airbnb’s compliance with U.S. sanctions on Cuba, the company revealed this week, and it could …

November 19, 2020
Havana’s Jose Martí International Airport Reopens

Havana’s Jose Martí International Airport Reopens

Foreign tourists and Cuban Americans are returning to Havana after the Jose Martí International Airport reopened Sunday. The flights were the first in more than seven months to …

November 16, 2020

legislation

Cigars in the Senate: Rubio Brings Back Cigar Bill

Cigars in the Senate: Rubio Brings Back Cigar Bill

Senator Marco Rubio is reintroducing a bill to protect premium cigars.

February 24, 2021
Cigar Trade Associations File for Injunction Against FDA Regulation

Cigar Trade Associations File for Injunction Against FDA Regulation

The cigar industry’s three major trade organizations file injunction against the FDA.

February 22, 2021
FDA Finalizes Rules For Premarket Review—Premium Sector Still Exempt

FDA Finalizes Rules For Premarket Review—Premium Sector Still Exempt

The FDA attempts to clarify the application process for new tobacco products.

January 20, 2021
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

cigar industry

Tobacco Plus Expo Trade Show Coming In May

Tobacco Plus Expo Trade Show Coming In May

The Tobacco Plus Expo tradeshow is scheduled to take place May 12-14 in Las Vegas.

February 25, 2021
ACE Prime Creates Foundation to Help Impoverished in Nicaragua

ACE Prime Creates Foundation to Help Impoverished in Nicaragua

ACE Prime co-founder Luciano Meirelles created a program to provide relief to impoverished families in the Nicaragua.

February 3, 2021
J.C. Newman Opens Renovated El Reloj Factory to Public

J.C. Newman Opens Renovated El Reloj Factory to Public

J.C. Newman opens El Reloj Factory after two years of renovations.

February 1, 2021
Mombacho Appoints Cam Heaps as New President

Mombacho Appoints Cam Heaps as New President

As Mombacho Cigars S.A. celebrates its 15th anniversary, the Nicaraguan cigar manufacturer turns to its founder for new leadership.

January 27, 2021
Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest Now Slated For Fall

Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest Now Slated For Fall

In an unprecedented merging of two major lifestyle events, Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest is on for 2021 to gather cigar and spirit lovers alike.

January 19, 2021
Covid Cancels 2021 TAA Convention

Covid Cancels 2021 TAA Convention

Previously scheduled for April 11 to 15 in the Dominican Republic, the TAA trade show will now be held virtually on March 23.

January 8, 2021