May 21, 2019

San Antonio Bans Park Smoking

Next month, smoking will be banned in San Antonio’s parks and the famous River Walk. The city has announced that effective June 1, smoking and other tobacco use will be banned at all parks, the River Walk, La Villita, Greenway Trails and Market Square. “By adopting this policy, San Antonio is helping reduce the rate […]
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My Father Cigars to Release La Promesa at IPCPR 2019

My Father Cigars will have a new line on display at the upcoming IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, La Promesa. Translated as “the promise,” the cigar features an Ecuadorian habano oscuro wrapper covering a Nicaraguan binder and filler grown by the García family on their farms. It is being produced at the My Father Cigars […]
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George Sosa Leaves Alec Bradley

George Sosa, the longtime vp of sales for Alec Bradley, has resigned from the company. “I would like to thank George for his many years of service,” said Alan Rubin, Alec Bradley’s founder, in a press release. “Over the last 12 plus years, George has been an integral part of the brand; increasing both domestic […]
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E.P. Carrillo Increasing Prices on Some Lines

Effective June 24, E.P. Carrillo’s most popular cigars will increase in price. The company will increase prices on its Encore, La Historia and INCH Series, with the exception of INCH RingMaster. As for the rest of the roughly dozen lines from the company, there will be no increase. Selim Hanono, the company’s coo, told halfwheel that […]
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Crux Ships Guild, Limitada Short Salomones

The Crux Guild Short Salomone and Limitada Short Salomone are off to stores. Crux announced that it has shipped the other two parts of its trio of short salomones that it announced late last year. In April, the company released the Epicure Short Salmone. All three cigars measure 6 x 54, however, the Limitada is box-pressed. The […]
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Texas Legislature Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase, Will Send to Governor

Today, the Texas Senate approved a series of amendments to S.B. 21 that were made by the House of Representatives in recent weeks, meaning that the tobacco purchasing age bill has been approved by both chambers and will head to Gov. Greg Abbott, who has indicated that he supports the increase. The two main amendments […]
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La Aurora 1985 Maduro Robusto

If there is one thing that cigar manufacturers know how to commemorate it is important dates in their company’s history, and the latest La Aurora blend to ship to retailers does just that. The name of the cigar is La Aurora 1985 Maduro, the fourth addition to the company’s Time Capsule Series, which is made up […]
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