cigars

New Cuban Trinidads Hit Global Market

New Cuban Trinidads Hit Global Market

Two new Trinidad cigars from Cuban monopoly Habanos S.A. have arrived in cigar shops all over the world.

December 3, 2019
Matilde Renacer Gets New Look

Matilde Renacer Gets New Look

Matilde Cigars has updated the packaging on its Renacer line.

November 27, 2019
A San Cristobal Just For Cuba

A San Cristobal Just For Cuba

There’s a new Regional Edition San Cristobal de La Habana and it was made exclusively for Cuba.

November 26, 2019
La Coalicion Ships to Retailers This Week

La Coalicion Ships to Retailers This Week

La Coalicion, a collaboration project between Crowned Heads and Drew Estate, began shipping to retailers earlier this week. 

November 21, 2019
Alec Bradley Fine & Rare HOF/506 Ships

Alec Bradley Fine & Rare HOF/506 Ships

The newest iteration of Alec Bradley Fine & Rare, a cigar that honors the father of company founder Alan Rubin, is now being sent to retailers around the world.

November 11, 2019
La Flor Dominicana Announces 2020 Special Football Edition

La Flor Dominicana Announces 2020 Special Football Edition

The NFL season is heading into Week 10 and while the Super Bowl is still months away, La Flor Dominicana already knows what cigar they’ll be sending to Florida retailers to …

November 8, 2019

cuba

United Nations Condemns U.S. Embargo on Cuba

United Nations Condemns U.S. Embargo on Cuba

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to denounce the 57-year-old U.S. trade embargo against Cuba.

November 8, 2019
Analysis: U.S. Cutting Back On Commercial Flights to Cuba

Analysis: U.S. Cutting Back On Commercial Flights to Cuba

In a significant escalation of President Trump’s economic pressure on Cuba, the U.S. government is drastically curtailing U.S. commercial airline flights to the island.

October 28, 2019
U.S. Bans Flights to All Cuban Cities Except Havana

U.S. Bans Flights to All Cuban Cities Except Havana

The United States Department of Transportation announced tonight that it was banning scheduled flights between the United States and all Cuban cities, except for Havana.

October 25, 2019
Romeo y Julieta To Highlight 2020 Habanos Festival

Romeo y Julieta To Highlight 2020 Habanos Festival

Romeo y Julieta, which is celebrating its 145th anniversary, will be the featured cigar at the gala dinner concluding the 22nd annual Festival del Habano.

October 22, 2019
Cuba Lawsuits Could Threaten Future Flights To Island

Cuba Lawsuits Could Threaten Future Flights To Island

American Airlines has become the first U.S. air carrier to be sued under the revived Helms Burton Act that allows legal action against companies that do business in Cuba involving …

October 1, 2019
2020 Habanos Festival Dates Announced

2020 Habanos Festival Dates Announced

Cuban cigar monopoly Habanos S.A. has announced that the 22nd edition of the Festival del Habano will be held on February 24 to 28.

September 23, 2019

legislation

FDA Extends Comment Period for Cigar Approval Rule Proposal

FDA Extends Comment Period for Cigar Approval Rule Proposal

Originally set to end today, the FDA says it will continue accepting public feedback until December 16.

November 25, 2019
Anti-Smoking Bill That Would Have Banned Catalog and Internet Sales Exempts Premium Cigars

Anti-Smoking Bill That Would Have Banned Catalog and Internet Sales Exempts Premium Cigars

A bill that sought to ban internet and catalog sales of all tobacco products now has an exemption for premium cigars.

November 19, 2019
Anti-Smoking Bill That Would Ban Catalog and Internet Sales of Tobacco Passes Subcommittee

Anti-Smoking Bill That Would Ban Catalog and Internet Sales of Tobacco Passes Subcommittee

Today in Washington, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee passed H.R. 2339, a legislative bill that, if passed into law, would ban all catalog and …

November 13, 2019
Trump Nominates Cancer Specialist to Head FDA

Trump Nominates Cancer Specialist to Head FDA

Dr. Stephen Hahn has been tapped by Trump to lead the government agency that oversees tobacco regulation as well as policies for everything from drugs and medical devices to food …

November 1, 2019
Cigar Industry Argues FDA Warnings in Appeals Court

Cigar Industry Argues FDA Warnings in Appeals Court

The cigar industry earlier today argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. Circuit, one of the country’s highest courts, that the Food and Drug Administration’s …

October 29, 2019
Proposal That Would Have Increased Cigar Taxes Defeated

Proposal That Would Have Increased Cigar Taxes Defeated

A bill introduced last month that sought to dramatically increase the federal tax on premium cigars is moving forward, but without the tax.

October 25, 2019

cigar industry

2019 Big Smoke Las Vegas Weekend: Photo Gallery

2019 Big Smoke Las Vegas Weekend: Photo Gallery

A look back at some of the best moments from the 2019 Big Smoke Las Vegas evening parties and daytime seminars.

November 22, 2019
2019 Big Smoke Sunday Seminars: Tasting Away in Tequilaville

2019 Big Smoke Sunday Seminars: Tasting Away in Tequilaville

Tequila and mezcal were the topics of the Tasting Away in Tequilaville seminar on Sunday at the 2019 Big Smoke Las Vegas.

November 21, 2019
2019 Big Smoke Sunday Seminars: Cigar Lovers’ Breakfast

2019 Big Smoke Sunday Seminars: Cigar Lovers’ Breakfast

The Big Smoke Sunday Seminar crowd refueled with some hearty food, strong coffee and a hair of the dog hangover cure.

November 21, 2019
2019 Big Smoke Sunday Seminars: Roll Your Own Cigar

2019 Big Smoke Sunday Seminars: Roll Your Own Cigar

You will probably gain a new appreciation for cigars if you go to a factory and see how they’re made. But you’ll undoubtedly have a deep-seated respect and admiration for cigar …

November 21, 2019
STG Names New President of North American Online and Retail Division

STG Names New President of North American Online and Retail Division

Scandinavian Tobacco Group has announced Sarah Santos will soon take over for Craig Reynolds, the company’s executive vice president and president of STG’s North American online …

November 21, 2019
2019 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars: Lunch with Plasencia Cigars

2019 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars: Lunch with Plasencia Cigars

After a morning filled with educational seminars and no shortage of fine cigars, it was only fitting that the Big Smoke audience got the chance to fill up their stomachs with a …

November 20, 2019