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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appeals a court decision that denied the agency’s request to combine two lawsuits filed over cigar regulations into a single case. more

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Norio Hattori, regional marketing director of The Pacific Cigar Co., sits down with Tobacco Asia's Eric Piras to talk about cigars and more. more

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The Saudi National Committee for Tobacco Control is in the process of imposing fines on smokers. more

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DIET and Recon to the Fore!

Courtesy of AircoDIET A/S

Dry ice-expanded tobacco (DIET) and reconstituted tobacco have become indispensable components in a wide range of products, from cigarettes to MYO tobacco and even cigars and cigarillos. Tobacco Asia talks to two of the most important suppliers. more

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A Q&A session with Dag Holmboe, c.e.o. of The Pacific Cigar Company Ltd. more

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With the acquisition of RNT Machinery S.A. ITMGroup is expanding its activities in the Dominican Republic. more

Manufacturing

Davidoff Cigars is introducing its new limited-edition cigar line and accompanying accessories to mark the Chinese Year of the Dog. more

Products

Although FDA’s just-extended deadlines for cigars buoyed spirits, attendance and smoke clouds in the hall were definitely lighter than previous years. more

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China’s cigar market has ushered in a new round of robust growth as the four major tobacco industrial companies launched operations to significantly upgrade products and sharpen their competitive edge. more

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Oettinger Davidoff AG announced in late May the official inauguration of its new factory in Danlí, Honduras. more

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Zagreb-based company, Camelot, will be presenting a new Croatian cigar, the Terra Magica, which is expected to dominate the Croatian market in the next several years. more

Products

Cigars: Spotlight on Honduras

LUC MONNET

One of the top cigar countries, Honduras is often in the limelight, and for good reason. During a recent trip in March, it was obvious that the future of the country is very close to the future of its cigars, and vice-versa. more

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An experienced marketing manager, she has worked for the traditional cigar company in Bünde since 1993 and had a major hand in the firm’s launch of its long filler segment. more

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Five US healthcare organizations are calling for a ban on all candy- and fruit-flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah tobacco, asserting that these products are undermining national efforts to reduce youth tobacco use. more

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The Canadian government has amended to the Tobacco Act to ban the use of menthol in cigarettes, blunt wraps, and most cigars sold on the Canadian market, effectively expanding flavor restrictions to 95% of the country’s entire tobacco market. more

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Where the best cigars come from is a long-debated topic amongst cigar connoisseurs. Many swear by Cuban cigars as the gold standard. Others say that while they are of excellent quality, Cuban cigars are not necessarily the best. more

Features

With major shakes from FDA regulations in the USA, TPD2 and plain packaging implementations in some European countries, and more stringent measures in markets that had been relatively spared so far, our world is evolving. more

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India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced on February 1, a hike in excise duty on cigars, cheroots, pan masala, cigarettes, and other related tobacco products. more

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The FDA’s deeming rule has had another profound effect – it is blocking sending cigars to US troops. more

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FDA's Regulation Shaker

Nahuan Photo

Whether in Europe with the TPD2 or in the US with the new US Food & Drug Administration regulation, the cigar world feels that it is in the shaker for a new cocktail recipe, and it’s one that tastes slightly sour. more

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From the Associate editor

Cutting the Nose to Spite the Face

As the debate on the effects of e-cigarettes continues with new research coming out both for and against e-cigs, is it too soon to be banning them?

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