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Top Trump Official Suggests FDA Shouldn’t Regulate Tobacco

A top policy official for the Trump Administration has suggested that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) should not be regulating tobacco products. At a press conference, Joe Grogan—director...

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La Flor Dominicana Shows Off Special Football Edition 2020

We might only be midway through the NFL season, but La Flor Dominicana is already showing off its Super Bowl cigar. Officially called the La For Dominicana Special Football Edition...

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Richie “Riot” Otero Joins Espinosa Premium Cigars

Richie “Riot” Otero has joined Espinosa Premium Cigars. His role at the company will focus on key accounts and other areas where the company is lacking. The announcement comes roughly...

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Sen. David Simmons, R-9, will once again try to get the minimum tobacco purchasing age in Florida increased from 18 to 21. Earlier this week, Simmons introduced S.B. 810, which...

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Davidoff Opening Store in South Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock

Davidoff will be opening up a flagship retail store in South Florida. A Davidoff of Geneva — since 1911 store will open shortly at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel &...

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CONDEGA’s Visit in JORDAN

Condega’s International Marketing and Sales Manager, Aitor Zapata, has been in Amman, the capital and most populous city of Jordan, to attend a Condega’s event organised by their partner in...

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Happy Birthday Horse Power Cigar Club

Horse Power Cigar Club is one of the well-known cigar clubs in Eastern Europe. Even if you haven’t heard this name but I guess you know the name of one...

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Several Colorado Tobacco Tax Increases Pass

On Tuesday, voters in several Colorado counties and cities were presented with ballot measures asking whether or not to impose a new tax on tobacco products, and the overwhelming answer...

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Vector-KGM Releases Three New Lighters

In recent weeks, Vector-KGM has released a trio of new lighters to retailers, the Maxtech, the VBoom and the Vectorch 1. The most recent lighter t0 hit stores is the...

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Lotus Deception Cutter Gets Six New Designs

The Lotus Group has released six new color options for its Deception cigar cutter, a pair in carbon fiber and a quartet known as the Techni-Color collection. The Techni-Color collection...

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PCA Lobbying Firm Denounced by Trump for False Ties

One of the two lobbying firms currently used by the Premium Cigar Association (PCA), formerly IPCPR, is under attack by President Donald Trump for lying about the ties it has...

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Weekly News (Nov. 4, 2019)

News 7-20-4 Ships Revamped 1874 Series Foundation Cigar Co. Adds The Grasshopper as Event-Only Pack HVC 500 Years Anniversary Ships Illusione Singularé 2019 Seven Horns Ships Jas Sum Kral Creates...

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Kretek International, the parent company of Phillips & King International, Tobacco Media Group and Ventura Cigar Co. is undergoing a major restructuring that will include layoffs throughout the company. For...

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Dr. Stephen Hahn Nominated to Head FDA

Dr. Stephen Hahn has been nominated to be the next commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Hahn is a cancer specialist who is currently the chief medical...

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Micallef Cigars Announces Price Increase

Micallef Cigars has announced that as of Jan. 2, 2020, it will be increasing the prices of its cigars by five percent across all of its lines. “Regulatory and economic...

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The new year will bring a pair of anti-tobacco regulations to Broomfield, Colo. When the calendar flips to Jan. 1, smoking and vaping will be banned in public places, including...

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La Flor Dominicana is celebrating the success of its Andalusian Bull cigar with a new, limited edition ashtray. The company has begun shipping the new accessory, which features the bullfighter...

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CONDEGA CIGARS VISITS VIENNA

Condega Cigars was on tour in Vienna last week. During their visit to various cigar stores and cigar lounges Agustin Mission from Condega Cigars could ascertain the magnificent growing of...

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Federal Appeals Court Hears FDA Cigar Warning Label Lawsuit

Earlier today, the cigar industry’s lawsuit over FDA regulations entered a new courtroom. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments in Cigar Association of...

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Weekly News (Oct. 28, 2019)

News Altria Considering Sale of Nat Sherman Cigar Division Artesano Del Tobacco Adds Viva La Vida Jester Black Label Trading Co. Ships Santa Muerte 2019 Caldwell Cigar Co. and Cigar...

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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has appealed a ruling from a federal court in Maryland that changed the date substantial equivalence submissions are due from August 2021 to...

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Premium Cigars Removed From Proposed Federal Tobacco Tax

A proposed change to how tobacco products are taxed appears to be moving forward without any changes to how cigars are taxed at the federal level. Last month, Rep. Tom...

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This morning, Altria announced that it was exploring a sale of Nat Sherman International, the premium cigar division for Nat Sherman. Up for sale is the premium cigar wholesale business,...

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Cigar Industry Files Amended FDA Lawsuit Complaint

Three cigar trade groups have filed an updated complaint in their lawsuit against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulations and their impacts on the cigar industry. The...

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Tucson, Ariz. Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

After a previous effort to raise the minimum age to purchasing tobacco to 21-years-old as part of a joint plan with Pima County sputtered, the Tucson City Council approved the...

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