May 30, 2019

Connecticut Senate Passes Beach Smoking Ban

The state of Connecticut is one step closer to banning smoking and vaping on state park beaches. Wednesday night, the Connecticut Senate passed S.B. 752 by a vote of 39-3 with three abstaining. The bill now moves to the House for approval. If passed, it would ban smoking and vaping at any beach located at […]
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Cohiba Connecticut Toro

If I had to bet which premium cigar brand was the most identifiable by Americans, and probably the world, my choice would be Cohiba. And given that there are two different Cohiba brands—one owned by General Cigar Co. and only sold in the U.S., and the other the Cuban brand sold worldwide—there’s not much one […]
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Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco Belicoso Exclusivo Eventos DDRP Announced

Joya de Nicaragua’s Cuatro Cinco Reserva Especial brand will get a new limited, event only size later this year in the form of the Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco Belicoso Exclusivo Eventos DDRP. The 6 x 54 box-pressed torpedo uses the Cuatro Cinco Reserva Especial blend: a wrapper from Jalapa, Nicaragua over a Dominican binder […]
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Las Calaveras EL 2019 Ships

The 2019 version of Crowned Heads’ Las Calaveras release is heading to stores today. For the first time since its debut release in 2014, the four-size line uses an Ecuadorian habano oscuro wrapper. It sits over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers. Las Calaveras EL 2019 LC46 (6 x 46) — $10.50 (Boxes of 24, […]
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Gaston County, N.C. Bans Tobacco Use in Parks, Indoor Places

On Tuesday, the Gaston County Board of Commissioners approved a multi-pronged smoking ban that will prohibit the use of tobacco products—including e-cigarettes—on county property, including county parks, as well as within indoor public places. According to the ordinance, the ban will apply to the entire geographic bounds of Gaston County, including the municipalities within Gaston […]
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A.C.E. Prime Launching at IPCPR 2019 With Five Brands

At this year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, Tabacalera Pichardo—a Nicaraguan based factory—will begin to offer its own brand under the A.C.E. Prime name—and the factory is coming out swinging with five brand families split into 11 SKUs. One cigar helps to explain the acronym, A Cuban Experience. There will be three different blends under the […]
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