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The 16th annual Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE), held Jan. 29-31, 2020, at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall, was clearly the biggest and best TPE show yet. More companies from the tobacco, vapor and alternative industries exhibited at the show and filled out the show floor to its fullest extent ever. A record number […]
If Gov. Andrew Cuomo has his way, taxes will increase dramatically on cigars. The same bill also proposes a ban on flavored tobacco products, including cigars and pipe tobacco. In the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year, the state has suggested an increase on cigar taxes from 28.5 percent to 75 percent. This would […]
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General Cigar Co. is releasing a new Diesel cigar named Delirium. This limited-edition cigar is the boldest Diesel blend to date and blended by AJ Fernandez at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Nicaragua. Diesel Delirium was developed by Justin Andrews, the brand manager for Diesel. It features an Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper, a Connecticut Broadleaf binder […]
General Cigar Co. is targeting cigar consumers with the relaunch of CigarWorld.com, a website that the company hopes will become a resource for all things cigar related. The refreshed website provides a tailored experience for cigar smokers of all levels, from beginners to experts. CigarWorld.com will also serve as a place for cigar smokers to […]
Crux Cigars has begun shipping two new vitolas for its Epicure Maduro line, the company has announced. Crux Cigars’ Epicure Maduro will now be available in Corona Gorda as well as a Gordo vital. First released in 2018, Epicure Maduro was the second blend released under the popular Crux Epicure line. The blend features a […]
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General Cigar Co. has announced a new full-time cigar line from its Punch brand called Knuckle Buster. This three-cigar collection will begin shipping to retailers beginning this month. Punch Knuckle Buster is named after a phrase made famous by a university basketball coach who described one of his team’s physical games as being a “Blue […]
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The third annual Tobacco Business Awards ceremony was held at an exclusive invitation-only party in Las Vegas on Jan. 30, 2020. The event was held in conjunction with the 2020 Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE), and close to 300 premium tobacco retailers, manufacturers and members of the media attended the awards ceremony at Club 101 inside […]
S. 3174, known also as the “Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2020”, was introduced in the Senate on Jan. 9, 2020. This bill, introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH.), is the companion bill to the U.S. House of Representative’s H.R. 2339, a bill that seeks to place restrictions on flavored tobacco products and […]
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Altria Group, Inc. has announced plans to expand the test market for its heat-not-burn device, IQOS. The expansion will bring IQOS to the Charlotte, N.C. area, the third market for the new device. Previously, Altria has introduced IQOS to Atlanta and Richmond, Virginia [read more here]. Beginning in April 2020, Charlotte will become the newest […]
More than 24 different cigars in four different categories were included in this year’s Tobacco Business Awards. These cigars were chosen and voted on by retailers, manufacturers and consumers who cast their votes to select the best cigars of the past year. Nicaraguan cigars led the pack this year, with cigars from the Dominican Republic […]