January 22, 2015

Illusione ~eccj 20~ Ships

Nearly a week ago, retailers across the country began taking delivery of the latest cigar from Illusione, the ~eccj~ 20. It’s a follow-up to the…

La Hoja Reserva Limitada 1962

In December 2014, the brand that was formally known as La Hoja de Flores decided to rename itself due to trademark issues and also decided…

New Orleans Passes Smoking Ban (Update)

New Orleans has a smoking ban. This morning, the New Orleans City Council took up the hotly contested issue of whether or not to ban…

Caldwell Cigar Co. Announces Nothing You Ever Heard Of (Update)

Robert Caldwell is being a bit secretive with a cigar that will be released this May in celebration of Caldwell Cigar Co.’s first anniversary, saying…

West Virginia Legislature Will Debate Tobacco Tax Increases

A bill introduced into the West Virginia Senate is seeking a pair of tobacco tax increases, first on cigarettes from $0.55 to $1.55 per pack, and…

Washington Cigar Stores & Bars Hope to Be Smoking Indoors With New Bill

The Cigar Association of Washington is back for a third time with a new bill that it hopes will have cigars being lit up inside cigar…

Virginia Bill Seeks 600 Percent Increase in Tobacco Tax

A new piece of legislation introduced into the Virginia House of Representatives is seeking a massive increase on the tax of a number of cigar…

Smoking is Over in Nebraska Today

After a lengthy court battle that went all the way to the Nebraska Supreme Court, the day has finally come for cigar stores and cigar…

Leverett, Mass. Passes Tobacco Purchase Age Increase

Two towns, one night and an increase of three years in the age to purchase tobacco products. Shortly after the nearby town of Montague passed…

Montague, Mass. Approves Tobacco Purchase Age Increase, Bans Flavored Tobacco

The town-by-town campaign in Massachusetts to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21 claimed another victory last night, as the town of Montague’s board of…

New Orleans City Council to Hold First Vote On Smoking Ban Today

Today’s the day for the New Orleans City Council to hold its first vote on a proposed smoking ban that would effectively ban smoking in all public…