December 19, 2018

Oliva Opens Second Nicaragua Factory

There’s a second TABOLISA. Last week, Oliva Cigar Co. opened its new Tabacalera Oliva de Estelí II factory. The new facility is the second new manufacturing...
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La Flor Dominicana TAA 2018 Golden “Oro” Anniversary

You’ve likely heard the brainstorming-related phrase of spitballing ideas, throwing things against the wall to see what sticks. In the case of the La Flor Dominicana...
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New Mexico Triple Cigar Tax Increase, Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase & Flavored Tobacco Ban Proposed

One New Mexico Senator does not appear to like tobacco. Sen. Cisco McSorley, D-Albuquerque, has introduced four different anti-tobacco bills as part of the 2019...
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Austin, Ind. Bans Smoking in Public Places

Austin, Ind. has banned smoking in all public places, including businesses. Last week, the southern Indiana town banned smoking in all public places with little...
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Waseca, Minn. to Raise Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

A proposal to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco and tobacco alternative products received the narrow approval of the Waseca City Council on Tuesday,...
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Crux Adding Short Salomone to Epicure, Guild & Limitada

Next spring, Crux Cigars will add a limited production vitola to three of its lines. The company has begun taking pre-orders for a new 6...
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Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, Red Meat Lovers Club & Smoke Inn Collaborate for Exclusive Release

For the first time in nearly four years, there will be another release in Smoke Inn’s Microblend Series. This time, the cigar will come from...
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Thailand Adopting Plain Packaging in 2019

By September, all tobacco products sold in Thailand will be sold in plain packaging. Thailand will be the first Asian country to adopt plain packaging....
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