June 14, 2019

Gran Habano Sued by Leaf by Oscar for Trade Dress Infringement

“Island” Jim Robinson, the owner of the Leaf by Oscar brand, has sued Gran Habano over its plans to launch a new cigar wrapped in...
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Boveda Launches New 8 Gram Carton

Boveda will now be packaging its 8 gram pouches in a new container. The 100-count cardboard boxes measure 9 x 6.5 x 3.125 inches and...
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Joya de Nicaragua Adding Antaño CT

Joya de Nicaragua’s Antaño brand will now be offered in Connecticut. Antaño is known for its strength, something that is generally seen as the opposite...
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FDA Asks Court to Delay Substantial Equivalence Deadline by At Least 10 Months

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has asked a federal court in Maryland to order that FDA’s substantial equivalence deadline should begin no sooner...
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La Aurora 115th Anniversary Regular Line Debuting at IPCPR 2019

First there was a limited edition La Aurora 115tth Anniversary, now there is a regular production version. Miami Cigar & Co., La Aurora’s U.S. distributor...
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Watch: IPCPR 2019 10 Cigars We Want to Smoke (12:30 P.M. EDT)

On today’s live show, Brooks Whittington and Charlie Minato will talk about the five cigars they are most looking forward to smoke at the 2019 IPCPR...
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Régis Broersma, Head of General Cigar, Leaving Company for Europe

Régis Broersma will return to Europe. Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG)—the parent company of General Cigar Co., Cigars International and others—announced that Broersma will return to...
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Cubariqueño Adding Corona Gorda to Protocol Official Misconduct at IPCPR 2019

At the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, Cubariqueño Cigar Co. will have a second corona gorda vitola going into regular production, as today the...
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Oregon Legislature Revives Tobacco Tax Increase, Could Send to Voters

The Oregon Legislature has breathed new life into a bill proposed by Gov. Kate Brown that would drastically increase the state’s tobacco taxes, including removing...
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