June 3, 2014

CAO Cyclone

For what many consumers might think of as a big, mainstream brand like CAO, it has been on a tear of releasing small batch, limited...
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CAO’s Son of Uncle Sam Now Sinister Sam (Update)

The recently announced Son of Uncle Sam project from CAO is getting a new name, as Rick Rodriguez told halfwheel that the project will now...
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Robert Levin Named New CRA Chairman

Robert Levin has been named the new chairman of Cigar Rights of America (CRA). The announcement comes only a few days after Jeff Borysiewicz, a co-founder...
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Fratello Slates Boxer for June

Fratello will release its first extension to the company’s eponymous line this month. The Fratello Boxer, a 6 1/4 x 52 box-pressed torpedo, will debut...
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Limited Release Aging Room Small Batch M20 Coming From Boutique Blends

Boutique Blends will be releasing a new limited release cigar at the upcoming IPCPR Convention and Trade Show, a new take on the company’s very...
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Washington D.C. Keeps Cigar Exemption

A proposed 80 percent tax on premium cigar in Washington D.C. will not happen. The Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Act of 2014 originally included raising...
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My Father Connecticut Set to Debut at IPCPR

My Father Cigars will be adding a new flavor profile to its offerings this summer, when the company unveils the new My Father Connecticut at the...
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Yarmouth, Mass. Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

The Cape Cod town of Yarmouth, Mass. will soon be raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 years of age, as...
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Oklahoma Smoking Bans & Age Restrictions Fail

The end of May meant the end of the Oklahoma Legislature’s current session. With that, a variety of proposed tobacco-related laws. Oklahoma is now the...
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