May 22, 2019

Mo Maali No Longer Mombacho Cigars’ Sales Manager

Mo Maali has stepped away from his role as national sales manager of Mombacho Cigars S.A., but it doesn’t mean his Patina Cigars brand is parting ways with the factory that makes them. Maali and Claudio Sgroi, president of Mombacho Cigars S.A. confirmed the change, though both said the relationship between Patina Cigars and Casa […]
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Crowned Heads Plans La Coalición for IPCPR 2019

There will be yet another cigar from Crowned Heads made by Drew Estate. The company has begun teasing a new cigar called La Coalición, Spanish for the coalition. It’s a four-size line that will debut at next month’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Crowned Heads (@thecrownedheads) Jon […]
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Lorain, Ohio Bans Smoking and Tobacco Use on City Property

A new ban on smoking and the use of tobacco products will be coming to city property—including parks—in Lorain, Ohio, after the city council unanimously passed a tobacco-free policy for the spaces at its May 20 meeting. The ordinance, which went into effect immediately upon passage, does not include a monetary fine, but does subject […]
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La Aurora 115th Anniversary Limited Edition Gran Toro

Welcome to a story about one of the more confusing cigars launches of recent memory. Last fall, shortly before InterTabac 2018, La Aurora announced that it would release a new line of cigars called the La Aurora 115th Anniversary. The company had a party in Dortmund, Germany to celebrate the cigar—and its 115th anniversary—and it […]
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J.C. Newman’s The American Launching Later This Month

The American, one of the most unique and ambitious cigars of recent memory, is finally heading to stores, four of them for now. On May 31, J.C. Newman will hold two events at Corona Cigar Co. stores to launch the cigar. Corona was always slated to get the launch of the cigar as the store’s owner […]
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IPCPR 2020 Dates Change, Now July 11-14

The 2020 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show will take place July 11-14, 2020 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nev., two weeks later than originally announced. Most importantly, the new date means the trade show will not interfere with the July 4 holiday, something that retailers and manufacturers have complained about for this […]
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