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The South Dakota House Health and Human Services Committee has passed a bill that would increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. H.B. 1063 passed…

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Fratello Increasing Prices on Two Lines

Effective Feb. 1, Fratello will increase the price on its Classico and Oro lines by 3 percent. Classico—formerly just Fratello—is the company’s first line, while Oro is the company’s Connecticut-wrapped line…

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Hibbing, Minn. Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Cities and states around the country are diligently working to bring their own minimum tobacco purchasing ages in line with a federal increase passed in December, and on Wednesday the…

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7 Cigars from the Vault for Big Game Sunday

Okay, let’s get this out of the way before we get started. I have been a 49ers fan since an undisclosed date in the late 1970s. I watched 49ers games…

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CLE, Asylum Prices Increasing 20 Cents Per Cigar

Effective Feb. 1, 2020 the prices for CLE and Asylum cigars will increase 20 cents per cigar. The 20 cent increase refers to the MSRP of cigars. Christian Eiroa, founder…

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Indiana Senate Passes Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Indiana’s Senate has passed a bill that would increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco and products from 18 to 21-years-old. S.B. 1 also triples the fines retailers would face…

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Lotus’ LandShark Collection Adding Four Lighters at TPE 2020

The Lotus Group will have four new LandShark lighters on display in its booth at the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2020 trade show, which will debut alongside several new accessories…

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The Lotus Group has announced a handful of new cigar accessories for its Margaritaville line that will be making their industry debut at the upcoming Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) trade…

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Weekly News (Jan. 27, 2020)

News Altadis U.S.A. Introducing Harvester & Co. Connecticut at TPE 2020 Archetype Master, Pupil Debuting at TPE 2020 Black Label Shipping Deliverance Nocturne 2020 Next Week Casa Cuevas La Mandarria…

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Cigar Places: Hotell Havanna, Sweden

There are not many restaurants in Sweden where you can just sit down and smoke. Lase Diding opened the Hotell Havanna in Varberg and fulfilled his dream, his own Cuba…

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Hand Rolled – A Film About Cigars

Jesse Mariut and Steve Gherebean are both cigar passionados and they worked on Hand Rolled: A Film about Cigars, for three years.

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Kentucky Senate Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Bill

The Kentucky State Senate has approved a bill that would raise the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco and e-cigarettes to 21-years-old, officially bringing it in line with the recently…

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Vicarias Cigars Announces Price Increase

Vicarias Cigars has announced that it will be taking a price increase on the majority of its portfolio as of Feb. 1. In a statement sent out today, the company…

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2020 CA Report: 10 Top Dominican Cigars Under $5

Flavor matters, and the Dominican Republic has plenty of it. The good news is, you don’t need deep pockets to enjoy their cigars: introducing 10 Dominican under $5 a piece…

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The role of Internet sellers in the cigar industry has been misrepresented - and that must end. An Open Letter to the Premium Cigar Industry from Arthur Zaretsky, Famous Smoke…

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The Indiana House of Representatives has approved a bill that will significantly increase penalties for retailers who sell tobacco products, e-cigarettes or vaping products to persons under 21-years-old, which the…

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Mombacho Cigars S.A. To Serve Spain With La Casa Del Tabaco

Mombacho Cigars S.A. announced today that it will start distribution in Spain through La Casa Del Tabaco SLU in January 2020.

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Cavalier Genève To Attend TPE & PCA

Cavalier Genève cigars officially announced their participation to both USA based tradeshows this year, TPE & PCA.

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Island Lifestyle Ends Distribution Agreement with Kretek

The distribution and marketing agreement between Island Lifestyle Importers and Kretek International is over. On Wednesday, Island Lifestyle announced that effective immediately, it will be handling all marketing and distribution…

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Phillips & King/Ventura Cigar Co. Pull Out of PCA 2020

Phillips & King and Ventura Cigar Co., both owned by Kretek International, will not be exhibiting at the 2020 PCA Convention & Trade Show. The companies made the announcement less…

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Visol Adding Quad-Flame Denali at TPE 2020

Just days after announcing the Saddle, a new triple flame jet torch lighter, Visol Products has announced another new product, a quad-flame lighter with a number of similar features. Like…

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Drew Estate Not Increasing Prices in 2020

Following its decision to not exhibit at the 2020 PCA Convention & Trade Show, Drew Estate has said it will not be increasing prices this year. Typically Drew Estate increases…

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Puro Sabor 2020: Days 0 + 1

Puro Sabor is back, and boy am I happy about it. After an unfortunate political situation that made things unsafe to bring in a significant number of tourists for a…

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has denied a motion by cigar trade groups to grant a stay on the May 12, 2020 deadline for substantial equivalence until after…

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Jas Sum Kral Signs Distribution for Lebanon

Jas Sum Kral has announced that most of its products will be available in Lebanon later this year. The company has signed a distribution deal with Cigar Boutique, a large…

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