Updated Version of “The Tobacconist Handbook” Released


The second edition of “The Tobacconist Handbook” from Jorge Armenteros, the founder of Tobacconist University, has officially been released.

This second edition is a hardcover that checks in at 264 pages and features a number of updates from the original version, which was published in August 2009, including improved photos and updated content.


The book is billed as a way for lovers of luxury tobacco to enhance both their knowledge and appreciation of cigars, pipe tobacco, and beyond. The book includes sections on learning the different types of tobacco, cutting and lighting a cigar, setting up a humidor and other essential information, while new sections address vapes, hookahs, and more, with commentary and analysis about what the future holds. While the title might suggest it is geared towards retailers, it is designed to be very approachable for consumers as well.

List price is $22.99 for the hardcover version and $14.99 for the eBook version. It is published by Skyhorse Publishing.

Image via Tobacconist University.

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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.

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