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Oliva Opens Remodeled TABOLISA 1 Factory

Yesterday, Oliva formally unveiled its remodeled TABOLISA 1 factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. The factory, originally named Tabacalera Oliva de Nicaragua S.A., has been home to the brand since 2005. Oliva…

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10 More WEIRD Cigar Terms & Their Meanings

Some cigar terms are kinda weird and confusing, especially if you're just getting into cigars. So here's a look at 10 cigar terms that you're bound to hear, along with…

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Where to Smoke in Mallorca

Our cigar travel journalist Gabriela Greess traveled through the Spanish island of Mallorca exploring the best cigar shops and lounges in the country.

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The sale of flavored tobacco products is coming to an end in Santa Barbara County, as on Tuesday the Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance that will remove such products…

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The United States is one step away from banning tobacco sales to anyone under the age of 21. On Thursday, the U.S. Senate approved a $1.4 trillion spending bill that…

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Chicago’s Tobacco Tax Deemed Illegal by Court

A legal process that has gone on for nearly three-and-a-half years came to an end today, as the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that an additional tobacco tax implemented by the…

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Oliva Opens Tabolisa 1 Facility

Oliva Cigars has officially opened the doors of its Nicaraguan Tabolisa 1 facility in Estelí.

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Louisville, Colo. Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

On Tuesday, the Louisville City Council voted unanimously in favor of raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, an increase that will go into effect on Jan.…

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XIKAR Tactical 1 Shipping

The XIKAR Tactical 1 is now shipping to stores. Quality Importers Trading Co., the parent of XIKAR, has announced the Tactical 1, a single-flame torch lighter, is now off to…

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Instagram Banning Tobacco-Related Paid Posts

Instagram has announced that it will no longer allow paid promotions, or branded content, for posts sponsored by tobacco, vaping or firearms companies. To be clear, this will only ban…

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BURN by Rocky Patel Indianapolis Opens

Three years after it was announced, BURN by Rocky Patel Indianapolis is finally open. The newest BURN is at 110 S. Meridian St., located in a downtown district that also…

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Virginia Governor Calls for Tobacco Tax Increase

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam unveiled his 2020-2022 budget proposal today, which included a doubling of the state’s tobacco tax rate from 10 percent to 20 percent of the wholesale price.…

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The United States is one step closer to making it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase tobacco products. On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed…

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Rocky Patel Increasing Prices by 5 Percent in 2020

Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, Inc. will increase the price of its cigars by 5 percent effective Jan. 1, 2020. In a letter sent to retailers last week, the company said…

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Daniel Marshall Takes Home Lifetime Achievement Award in London

Boisdale of Canary Wharf hosted the seventh annual star-studded Cigar Smoker of The Year Awards Dinner celebrating the world's finest cig­ars, pro­duc­ers, writ­ers, ter­races and icons. Thirty-seven year cigar veteran…

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My Father Buys Fonseca from Quesada

My Father Cigars, Inc. has purchased the U.S. rights to the Fonseca brand from the Quesada family. According to Cigar Aficionado, conversations about selling the brand began in September between Janny…

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The United States Congress is poised to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21. According to a report from Politico, the increase is set to be included in Congress’…

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A. FUENTE RELEASES OPUS X COMMEMORATIVE LIGHTER

In a collaboration with the producer of luxury items S.T. Dupont, A. Fuente & Co. has released the first of several limited collec- tions to celebrate next year’s 25th anniversary…

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Weekly News (Dec. 16, 2019)

News AGANORSA Leaf Releasing Supreme Leaf at TPE 2020 Benchmade Releases Gold Class 1500-194 Cigar Cutter Crux Shipping Revamped Bull & Bear, Adds Toro Size Davidoff Adds Masterpiece Humidor Royal…

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Dr. Stephen Hahn Confirmed as FDA Commissioner

Dr. Stephen Hahn is the new commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Earlier today, Hahn was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 72-18. He is…

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As the Kentucky Legislature get ready to open up its 2020 sessions, Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester, has pre-filed a bill that seeks to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco…

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Palo Alto, Calif. seems ready to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products as well as e-cigarettes at all stores within the city. On Monday, the City Council unanimously supported…

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Menlo Park, Calif. is likely to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products and all e-cigarettes at retailers in the city. Earlier this week, the Menlo Park City Council unanimously…

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A ban on the sale of flavored tobacco—including menthol and mint—is likely coming to Santa Barbara County after its Board of Supervisors approved the first reading of an ordinance on…

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Benchmade Releases Gold Class 1500-194 Cigar Cutter

There is yet another high-dollar colorway of Benchmade’s 1500 cigar cutter. Benchmade Knife Co. has begun selling the Gold Class 1500-194 Cigar Cutter ($1,000), the latest version of the company’s…

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