April 30, 2019

H. Upmann Noellas (2018)

Habanos S.A. has become well-known in the cigar community for some of its amazing packaging on recent releases that include the Trinidad 50 Aniversario humidor,…

Five Thoughts: Imperial’s Decision to Sell Its Premium Cigar Business

Earlier today, Imperial Brands, plc announced that it was putting its premium cigar business up for sale. While cigarettes are Imperial’s main business, its premium…

Joshua Habursky Named IPCPR Head of Federal Affairs

The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) has announced that Joshua Habursky will be the organization’s new head of federal affairs, effective tomorrow….

Florida Senate Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Bill

The Florida Senate has passed a bill that would raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vaping devices from 18 to 21-years-old,…

Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House & Senate to Increase Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21 in U.S.

The pressure for a federal law requiring those purchasing tobacco to be 21 reached new levels today when four members of Congress—representing both sides of…

Imperial Plans Cigar Business Exit; Altadis, JR Cigar, Habanos Stake for Sale

Imperial Brands, plc, the British tobacco company behind Blu e-cigarettes, John Player cigarettes and others has announced it intends to exit the premium cigar business….

General Adds Trio of Macanudo Inspirado Minis

There are now Macanudo Inspirado cigars available in tins. Earlier this month, General Cigar Co. began shipping the Inspirado Minis, a 3 x 20 cigar…