As was expected, New York’s new tobacco tax isn’t working out as well as planned. Just because Habanos lost one lawsuit, doesn’t mean they can’t start another. As if that’s not enough, your IPCPR releases (and a special surprise) after the jump:
Also a Day One gem… I stopped by the booth after some Twitter persistence from Nirka Reyes. Augusto introduced a couple of new lines, but I spent most time talking to Yaniv Erez, the man behind Erez cigars. The booth took home the award for best new small booth, or something along those lines.