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Myrtle Beach, S.C. Smoking Ban Proposed

Smoking could be banned at the beaches of Myrtle Beach. Councilwoman Jackie Hatley has proposed a new law that would ban smoking at all city-owned properties, public spaces and beaches.…

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2020 CA Report: 12 Top Shelf Cigars You Should Smoke At Least Once

They are the Kings of the Humidor - but what goes into making top shelf cigars? For these 12 cigar makers, it’s the best tobaccos they’ve got…along with all the…

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Portraits: Phil S. Zanghi III

We were sitting in a garage talking about modified Mercedes-Benz cars from the 1980s, and Phil S. Zanghi III suddenly begins to tell us a story about how Jean-Claude Van…

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ADVentura Signs Distribution Deals in Sweden, The Netherlands

ADVentura Cigars is adding two more countries to its distribution footprint. The company has signed distribution deals with Kind Cigars in Sweden and Kelch Trading in the Netherlands. “The knowledge…

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At its meeting on Tuesday, the Salida City Council had a three-pronged anti-tobacco ordinance on its agenda that sought an increase of the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to…

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Ashton Increasing Prices on Some Lines

Later this month, Ashton Distributors, Inc. will increase prices on some of its lines. The company’s Nicaraguan lines—La Aroma de Cuba and San Cristobal—will not increase. However, its Dominican lines,…

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Falto Plans Two Cigars for 25th Anniversary

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Falto and is often the case with major anniversaries, there’s a special cigar to celebrate. Two cigars, in fact. The Falto Edición ELH…

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Belgium Banning Tobacco Advertising in 2021

Belgium has banned certain forms of tobacco advertising next year. The country has already banned tobacco advertising in many public areas, but it is still allowed on the outside of…

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Imperial Brands, plc issued a new statement today regarding the sale of its premium cigar divisions: negotiations are ongoing. In an announcement today, which largely dealt with a financial downgrade…

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Punch Mantua Edición Regional Italia 2018

Diadema S.p.a., the Habanos importer in Italy, recently launched the Edición Regional Punch Mantua. It was especially created for the Italian market.

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HF Barcelona Adds New Ashtray, Gift Sets

At the Tobacco Plus Expo 2020 (TPE 2020) trade show last week, HF Barcelona showed off a pair of new value-priced accessories. The company has created a melamine version of…

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North Kingstown, R.I. Bans Tobacco Use in Parks

The town of North Kingstown has approved a ban on the use of all tobacco products in town-owned recreation areas, such as parks, beaches and trails. While the city has…

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A.J. Fernandez to Exhibit at PCA Trade Show

After initially saying that the company was not likely to be exhibiting at this summer’s Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Convention & Trade Show, A.J. Fernandez has confirmed to halfwheel that the company…

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Indianhead Cigar’s Warehouse Burglarized

Indianhead Cigars, the distributor for La Galera, Indianhead, Sans Pareil and La Instructora, is the latest victim of a cigar warehouse break-in, as late Saturday night and the company’s Miami…

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J.C. Newman comments on Warning Label Decision

FDA wanted to cover 30% of a cigar box with a large health warning label.  This would have destroyed the historic character of premium cigar packaging and turned walk-in humidors…

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Davidoff Cigars presents the Masterpiece humidor "Year of the Rat" at the forthcoming Procigar Festival 2020 charity auction in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. There is only one masterpiece globally…

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Court Rules FDA Cigar Warning Labels are Illegal

Warning labels will not be coming to premium cigars. Earlier today, U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta ruled in favor of the premium cigar industry in a lawsuit brought…

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Imperial Brands Names Stefan Bomhard as New CEO

Imperial Brands, plc has named Stefan Bomhard as its new ceo. The Bristol, England-based multinational is active in a number of tobacco segments. For premium cigars, it owns Altadis U.S.A.,…

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CA Report: Top New Cigars (Feb 3 2020)

February is here, and with it new cigars from Rocky Patel, Tatuaje, Asylum, and more. Click here to find out which ones were made for your taste buds!
The post CA…

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Weekly News (Feb. 3, 2020)

News Bugatti Expands Warranty Options Casa Turrent Adds Four Lines to 1880 Series CLE, Asylum Prices Increasing 20 Cents Per Cigar Colibri Adds New V-Cut Color, Firebird Accessories Crowned Heads…

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Hawaii Legislators Propose Raising Tobacco Purchasing Age to 25

Just as the ink on a federal increase to the tobacco purchasing age has dried, a pair of legislators in Hawaii have introduced a bill to raise the age to purchase…

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VegaFina, Great Wall Collaborating for Fusion Edition

Later this year, VegaFina and Great Wall Cigar will collaborate on a new cigar called VegaFina Fusion Edition. A representative for Tabacalera S.L.U.—the Imperial Brands division that manages VegaFina—confirmed the…

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Colibri Adds New V-Cut Color, Firebird Accessories at TPE

Colibri released three new accessories in its booth at the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) trade show this week, including a new color for one of its most popular lines. The…

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Jas Sum Kral Adds Australian Distribution

Jas Sum Kral will now be available in Australia. The company has announced a new distribution deal with Westside Vapes & Tobacco of Sydney. Jas Sum Kral’s Red Knight, Kralot, Toothpicks…

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JetLine Protector Slated for May Release

At the 2020 Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) trade show, JetLine revealed a new high-powered tabletop lighter called the Protector that it looks to have on store shelves in May. It’s…

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