February 17, 2016

JTI Acquires La Tabacalera Stake from Spanish Company

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has acquired a 50 percent stake of La Tabacalera from Consorcio Cita Caribe de España, a Spanish company. The Dominican government will retail…

Iowa Senate Committee Shuts Down Age Increase Proposal

You can take Iowa out of the running to become the second state to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, as…

Gladstone, Mo. Increases Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

The city council of Gladstone, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City, Mo. ten miles to the north, has passed an ordinance that will increase the…

CLE Cigar Co. Updates Eiroa Classic and CBT Maduro Packaging

Consumers and retailers may do a double take next time they see the Eiroa Classic and Eiroa CBT Maduro lines from CLE Cigar Co., as…

Punch Rare Corojo 2016 Ships (Update)

The latest batch of the Punch Rare Corojo has shipped. Pennsylvania-based Atlantic Cigar Co. announced that it had received this year’s cigar including the Punch…

CLE Plans Azabache for TAA, Announces Chele & Prieto

For the second year in a row, CLE Cigar Co. will launch a cigar exclusive to members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA), this…

Viaje Friends and Family Edición Limitada Le Joueur

Viaje has many limited edition or limited production cigars, and there are a number of them where specific details such as one part of the blend…

Columbus, Neb. Makes City Parks Tobacco-Free

The city council in Columbus, Neb. unanimously passed an ordinance making the majority of the city’s parks tobacco free on Tuesday night, specifically focusing on…