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Two of the largest cigar trade associations filed a joint comment on the US Food and Drug Administration’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking on premium cigar regulation. more

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Bespoke Cigars will change the name of its brand to Casdagli for the US market. more

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Good Times will be launching a new line of products in Q4 2018. The company will also be introducing redesigned, attractive packaging for its existing products. more

Products

Using an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, a Dominican criollo 98 binder, and piloto cubano fillers, the La Galera 1936 Box Pressed Rounds is a 6 3/4 x 52 vitola that features a round head and a box-pressed foot. more

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The group Premium Cigar Retailers of Canada has launched “The Better Cigar Plan”, a new portal that allows Canadian citizens and businesses to easily contact their member of parliament in support of an exemption for premium cigars. more

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David Lafferty joined Nat Sherman International as its new executive director of premium cigar sales. more

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Tobacco producers are striving to make up for the damage caused by heavy rains and floods as a consequence of tropical storm Alberto. more

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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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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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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

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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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From the Associate editor

Marketing 101

There is no industry more regulated than the tobacco industry, and this extends to its marketing. But, do basic marketing concepts differ much between tobacco and any other product?

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