Joe Arundel

Joe Arundel Named New TAA President, TAA 2021 Meeting Announced

During its meeting today, the Tobacconists’ Association of America announced that Joe Arundel would become the organization’s new president. Arundel is the owner of Rain...
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Stacy Thrasher Named President of Cigar Association of Washington

The Cigar Association of Washington (CAW) has announced that Stacy Thrasher will become the organization’s new president as of April 1. Thrasher is the head...
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Washington Cigar Lounge Bill Dies Again

Cigar smokers in Washington state hoping to light up in their favorite store or a dedicated lounge will have to wait for at least another...
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Tobacconists’ Association of America Getting New President

When the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) convenes next month, it will mark the end of George “Shorty” Koebel’s tenure as the organization’s president. Succeeding...
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Washington Cigar Lounges Get Another Boost

While smoking is still a ways away from becoming a reality in Washington state, the idea took another step forward today as Senate Bill 5917...
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Washington Cigar Lounge Bill Moves Forward

The bill that would allow cigar smokers in Washington state to light up in retail cigar stores and cigar lounges took a big step forward...
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Third Time May be the Charm for Cigar Lounges in Washington State

After a pair of attempts to create licensed cigar bars and lounges in the state of Washington, a persistent group of retailers and potential cigar...
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Cigar Lounge Legislation Filed in Washington

A revamped bill that would create licenses for cigar bars and cigar lounges in Washington State was filed in the Washington state house today, and...
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