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Weekly News (Nov. 25, 2019)

News AGANORSA Leaf Expands JFR Lunatic with Hysteria for Famous Smoke Shop Black Label Trading Co. Ships Last Rites Viaticum CRA Freedom Sampler 2019 Ships Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII...

Scrim by HutcH Studio Releases Two Holiday Cutter and Pen Sets

Just as the holiday shopping season is set to get into high gear, Scrim by HutcH Studio has released a pair of limited edition gift sets featuring a cigar cutter...

Garfield County, Colo. Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

Colorado continues to be a hotbed of support for the Tobacco 21 movement, as this week the Garfield County Board of Commissioners voted to raise the minimum age to purchase...

Santa Maria, Calif. Passes Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products

At its most recent meeting, the Santa Maria City Council passed a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products, including traditional tobacco products such as flavored cigars and chewing...

Carl Junction, Mo. Makes 21 Tobacco Purchasing Age

Add Carl Junction to the list of cities joining the Tobacco 21 movement, as this week the Board of Aldermen voted to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco and...

Xikar Announces The Limited Edition Hero Series Xi2

Xikar launches the limited edition Hero Series of the Xikar Xi2 cutters.

Delano, Calif. Bans Flavored Tobacco Products

This week, the Delano City Council voted unanimously to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products within city limits, becoming the first municipality within Kern County to enact such a...

Cigars International Leadership Changes Announced by STG

Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) announces today that Craig Reynolds, Executive Vice President of STG and President of the company’s North American Online and Retail Division (NAO&R) will transition full leadership...
And finally some good news. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health passed H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019. a bill that includes...
Oscar Valladares is getting into cigar tourism with the launch of a new program called the Oscar Valladares Tobacco Adventure. Valladares will be hosting groups wishing to see the cigar...

XIKAR Ensō Ships

The newest XIKAR cutter is off to stores. Quality Importers Trading Co. has announced that it has begun shipping the XIKAR Ensō, a new round cutter that is a follow-up...

UK: Parliamentary Review for Tor Imports

UK: Parliamentary Review for Tor Imports

Weekly News (Nov. 18, 2019)

News Alec Bradley Ships Fine & Rare HOF / 506 Benchmade Adds 381 Aller Fumée Cigar Knife Cohiba Talismán Returns for 2019 Davidoff of Geneva USA Reorganizes Marketing & Commercial...

Benchmade Adds 381 Aller Fumée Cigar Knife

Benchmade Knife Co. has announced its latest cigar focused product: 381 Aller Fumée ($160). For this cutter, Benchmade updated its existing 380 knife and created new design using a Richlite...

Culver City, Calif. Bans Flavored Tobacco Sales

At its most recent meeting, the Culver City City Council passed a complete ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products that will go into effect in 2020. The ban...

Olean, N.Y. Bans Smoking in Parks

A ban on smoking and the use of nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, is coming to the parks of Olean after the Olean Common Council passed a proposal at its meeting...
Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health passed H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019. The bill includes a lot of new restrictions...

STG Announces Lower Revenue, Higher Profits for Q3 2019

It would appear that some of the cost cutting measures taken by Scandanavian Tobacco Group (STG) are working. STG—the parent of General Cigar Co., Cigars International, Thompson Cigar and others—has...

Gabriel Alvarez Out at Casa Cuevas

Casa Cuevas has announced that it has accepted the resignation of Gabriel Alvarez, who has served as the national sales director for the company since October 2016. The Casa Cuevas...

Massachusetts House Approves Flavored Tobacco Ban

A proposal to ban flavored tobacco got the overwhelming support of the Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday, passing by a 127-31 vote and moving on to the Senate. Of...

Woodland, Calif. Bans Flavored Tobacco Products

A ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products is coming to Woodland, Calif., as the city council recently approved a new law that will go into effect on April...
One of the strongest federal anti-tobacco bills proposed in recent memory passed its first hurdle earlier today. The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health passed H.R. 2339, also known...

Pendleton, Ore. Removes Sunset from Parks Smoking Ban

In just over the course of two years, the city of Pendleton went from rejecting a proposal to ban smoking in city parks to unanimously voting to extend it indefinitely....

Albany County, N.Y. Fails to Advance Flavored Tobacco Ban

A proposal to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in Albany County, N.Y. failed to advance during the legislature’s meeting on Tuesday, as it didn’t gain the support of...

New York’s Tobacco Purchasing Age Increases to 21 Today

The minimum age to purchase tobacco products throughout the state of New York is now 21-years-old after legislation went into effect today that sees the Empire State join the Tobacco...

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