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Eric Piras

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

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We all know that tradeshows can be hard work, but they are also a great opportunity to connect and reconnect with friends, partners, and distributors. more

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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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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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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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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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Aficionados have a real and strong passion for the best-known production of these countries and might have recurrent dreams about them, but how many actually visit the birthplaces of their favourite cigars? more

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Moken

The largest cigar market growth in the last 10 years (in terms of value) has been in Asia, with China being the fastest growing country for consumption. more

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This year, the beginning of the Western calendar almost coincides with the start of the Chinese year. Somehow the monkey (the animal of the new Chinese year) seems to inspire cigar makers more than the other Chinese zodiac animals… more

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Ralph Dinkel

The cigar world has extended its sophistication to its accessories, which can reflect their owners’ sense of style as much as their choice in cars or clothes. more

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Cuba: Myth and Mirage?

Norio Hattori photo

Cigar production in Cuba has had its ups and downs but the way Cuba grows tobacco and produces cigars hasn’t changed much compared to when before Fidel Castro came to power, except for the government controlling tobacco growing and cigar production. more

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Photo by Luc Monnet

Years ago, the number of cigar factories in Nicaragua could be counted on the fingers of one hand. Now, Nicaragua is the new place to be for most manufacturers. more

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While minds are often turned to Cuba, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, or Honduras for tobacco growing areas, one tends to forget or ignore that Asia also has a long history of cultivating tobacco, and with very respectable results. 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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