March 8, 2019

FDA Delays HPHC Testing Requirements for Cigars, E-Cigarettes

As expected, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it has delayed the requirements for cigar manufacturers to submit data regarding the...
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La Palina Blue Label Adds Vitolas, Heading Nationwide in May

The La Palina Blue Label, the company’s 2018 TAA release, will now be offered to retailers nationwide, even if they are not members of the...
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Drew Estate Announces 2019 Barn Smoker Dates

Drew Estate’s Barn Smoker event series is back for 2019 with five events. It’s the same five places—Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana and Pennsylvania—as last year....
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CLE Cigar Co. Plans Eiroa Jamastran for TAA

CLE Cigar Co. will be releasing a new line called the Eiroa Jamastran at the upcoming Tobacconists’ Association of America meeting, which happens March 17-21...
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West Virginia House Committee Defeats Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

A bill in West Virginia to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old was defeated during a voice vote in the House...
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Davide Moro Appointed New Head of JR Cigar

Davide Moro, a longtime Nestlé employee, will become the new head of JR Cigar. Multiple sources have told halfwheel that Moro was selected to lead the...
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E.P. Carrillo Adding La Historia TAA 656

Members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America will soon be getting their own exclusive size of E.P. Carrillo’s La Historia line, as the company today...
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Plainfield, Ill. Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

This week, the Plainfield Board of Trustees voted in favor of an ordinance that will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco and tobacco alternatives...
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PDR Cigars Teases Jose Rey

There’s a new cigar line coming from PDR Cigars, but all that’s known is that it involves someone named Jose Rey. An image asking Who...
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