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J.C. Newman Cigar Co. has begun a multi-million-dollar renovation to convert 2,078 square feet of third-floor storage into space for hand-rolling. Read more

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Beverly Hills is set to become the first US city to have a sweeping ban on nearly all tobacco products. Read more

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A judge ruled in favor of six American medical societies and five individual pediatricians against the US Food and Drug Administration. Read more

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Senate Bill 38, a proposed California bill to ban flavored tobacco products, was shelved on May 23 after the author said it had been watered down so much with exemptions that it was now opposed by public health groups. Read more

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A federal judge ruled on May 15 in favor of six American medical societies and five individual pediatricians against the US Food and Drug Administration. Read more

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A new Indio Cigar Factory recently opened in Charleston, IL, offering a variety of tobacco products for sale and a cigar lounge for customers’ enjoyment. Read more

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A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives in late March is seeking to exempt premium cigars from burdensome FDA regulations. Read more

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United Cigars has announced its new measure to combat counterfeiting – adding a new secondary foot band to its Atabey line. Read more

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Nevada-based Illusione Cigars has signed a distribution deal with Oettinger Davidoff AG to have its cigars distributed in a variety of European countries. Read more

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Night Owl is a tipped cigar that is crafted with the finest pipe tobacco and always ready for use in a resealable FoilFresh pouch. Read more

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The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board is encouraging tobacco farmers to diversify into other high-value export crops such as chia, an oilseed, to boost their income. Read more

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A July Gallup poll found that Americans say cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars, and pipes are much more harmful to people who use them than marijuana and e-cigarettes. Read more

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A.J. Fernandez’s Diesel brand has launched its new Whisky Row cigar collection, developed in partnership with Rabbit Hole Bourbon. Read more

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The new line is made at the Raíces Cubanas factory in Honduras and uses a Honduran wrapper from the Trojes region. Read more

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Joya de Nicaragua

OTTO J. MEJIA L.

It is quite a remarkable fate for a brand to be so connected to the ups and downs of its country of origin, yet the history of Joya de Nicaragua runs absolutely parallel to the country that gave it its name. Read more

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Farmer associations and industry figures shared mixed views on issues related to foreign direct investment in the tobacco sector in a meeting called by the commerce and industry ministry. Read more

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Gurkha Cigar’s Cellar Reserve was selected as the best cigar in a blind test by Milagros Morales, the Master Roller at the Hotel Nacional in Havana, Cuba. Read more

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The Food and Drug Administration is taking another look at premium cigars, asking for more information which would be used to decide how it should regulate them. Anti-tobacco groups fear this could weaken regulations. Read more

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Imperial Brands PLC  is to sell its US other tobacco products (OTP) division as it seeks to streamline the business. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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