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It happened one night in 1990 in Miami—the beginning of Karl Malone’s love affair with cigars. In the midst of a grueling basketball season, the 27-year-old Malone and a few of his teammates sought a break during a road trip and chose to go to an upscale lounge at which cigars were available. At the […]
Add the annual InterTabac trade show to the growing list of trade shows to be cancelled this year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by Messe Dortmund, the 2020 InterTabac trade show and exposition was to be held in Dortmund, Germany, from Sept. 18-20. InterTabac is the world’s largest tobacco trade show and […]
The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has a plan to help its members recover from the negative impact of COVID-19. PCA is encouraging Congress and the Trump Administration to take action to adapt its “Blueprint to Post-COVID-19 Recovery” plan. In its recovery plan, the PCA is calling for an exemption and streamlined premarket review and Substantial […]
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Omar de Frias is a dreamer with big aspirations. He was a professional basketball player in the Dominican Republic who dreamed of one day playing in the NBA. Unfortunately, issues with his knees derailed that dream and prematurely ended his playing career. Instead of competing in the NBA, de Frias went to graduate school and […]
While the previous six generations of her family were involved in growing tobacco and making cigars, Nirka Reyes imagined a different career for herself. Growing up, Nirka developed an intense love for reading and devoured any book she encountered. She also developed an interest in finance, banking and economics. She was indeed a fortunate young […]
Altria has submitted premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 35 on! products on behalf of Helix Innovations, LLC, an Altria joint venture that is responsible for manufacturing and selling on! globally. on! is an oral tobacco-derived nicotine (TDN) pouch product. In June 2019, Altria announced its intent […]
Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) has made news in recent months with its acquisition of Royal Agio Cigars finally being completed [read more here] and now it’s reporting on its first quarter, revealing a positive outlook overall for one of the largest tobacco companies in the world. STG’s first quarter financial report shows positive growth in […]
If there’s one winner in the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s Zoom. With social distancing and work from home measures put in place to keep employees safe, the need to connect and engage has also increased, giving the rise to video conferencing services like Zoom. According to some interesting stats, daily download rates of the Zoom app […]
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In part 2 of Tobacco Business‘ May/June 2020 cover story, Michael Herklots discusses his work and time at Nat Sherman International, including his efforts to help rebuild the brand and product development. He also reflects back on his 20 years working in the tobacco industry and shares his advice for finding fulfilling work. For part […]
British American Tobacco (BAT) announced back in April that it its biotech Subsidiary, Kentucky BioProcessing (KBP), was hard at work on a potential COVID-19 vaccine using tobacco plants [read more here]. Now the company is providing an update on its efforts, revealing that it’s made progress and pending approval from U.S. Food and Drug Administration, […]