May 23, 2019

California Flavored Tobacco Ban Dies in Senate

Last week, California’s flavored tobacco ban was moving forward, now the bill is dead. State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-13, announced that he had withdrawn S.B….

California Senate Approves Beach & Parks Smoking Ban

The California State Senate approved S.B. 8 on its third reading on Thursday, voting 28-10 on a bill that would prohibit smoking within the state’s…

Toscano Stilnovo Debuting at IPCPR 2019

Toscano is the foremost name when it comes to Italian cigars but in recent years the company has begun offering slightly larger cigars. The newest…

Kretek Announces Changes to its Sales Leadership Team

Kretek International, Inc. has announced a trio of appointments to its sales leadership team that the company says will help better align brands and efforts,…

Louisiana House Defeats Tobacco Purchase Age Increase

Louisiana will not be joining the Tobacco 21 movement, at least not via legislation passed at the state level. On Thursday, the state’s House of…

HVC First Selection Broadleaf Goes Regular Production

Last year, HVC Cigars introduced the First Selection Broadleaf, a two-size line that was sold in a single box containing 10 Short Robustos and 10…

STG Announces Q1 2019 Results, 7.3 Percent Growth in Profit

Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG)—the parent company of Cigars International, General Cigar Co., Thompson and others—announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2019. While…

Wheeling, Ill. Raises Age to Purchase, Possess Tobacco to 21

While Illinois is raising the statewide minimum age to purchase tobacco products on July 1, the Chicago suburb of Wheeling is raising it immediately after…