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March 4, 2024

Smoker Friendly Acquires Low Bob’s Discount Tobacco

With this acquisition, the company will now have 80 stores in Indiana.

LH Cigars Ships Nicolás

The new line marks the first time that LH Cigars has released a cigar incorporating a Mexican San Andrés wrapper.

Bill to Lower Colorado’s Cigar Tax Dies in Committee

The bill failed to advance out a committee by a 4-3 vote, meaning Colorado cigar smokers will continue to pay some of the highest tax rates in the country.

Principle Cigars Releases Aviator Espoir

The cigar measures 9 1/2 inches long, a size that brand owner Darren Cioffi said he wanted because of how quickly he smokes cigars.

E.P. Carrillo Ships Encore Black

The cigar that premiered on Black Friday 2023 is now getting a wider launch.

Gato Negro Cigars Slates Second Release for Late March

The cigar, named for a shop in Cuba that carried “a little bit of everything,” is made by the Cuevas family’s factory.

Festival del Habano XXIV: Day 5 & Final Thoughts

The Gala Dinner—including the Village People!—and some parting thoughts from yours truly.

Weekly News (March 4, 2024)

The headlines, reviews and more from the past week.