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Chris Howard Replaces Joe Augustus at Swisher

After more than three decades at Swisher, one of the most important figures in cigar regulation is retiring.

Swisher Closing Jacksonville Cigar Factory

The world’s largest cigarmaker is closing down the last part of its U.S. manufacturing operations. Swisher International said that it will close its Jacksonville-based cigar manufacturing…

Premium Cigar Exemption, Predicate Date Change Included in FY 2019 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Congress will once again take up the issue of whether to reverse or modify regulations from premium cigars, though this time the strategy is a…

FDA Alleges Swisher & Others Mislabeled Cigarettes as Little Cigars

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) sent letters to four manufacturers, including Swisher International, Inc., stating that the agency believes that some products the…

Swisher International and Drew Estate Push For Expansion in Asia

As part of a plan to expand their presence in Asia, Swisher International Inc. and Drew Estate Tobacco Company announced today that they have appointed Asia…