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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...
Contra Costa County, Calif., a suburban area of San Francisco, has banned the sale of flavored tobacco products as well as tobacco and marijuana vaping products. The new law outlaws...
Davidoff recently expanded operations in Hong Kong with the opening of a new flagship store in luxury shopping destination The Landmark. The new 580 sq.ft store is 61% bigger than
the...

The King of the Castle | Cigarfriendly: Tampa, FL

Anyone that lives in West Florida and loves cigars knows about The Cigar Castle. A haven of cigar enjoyment located just East of The University of South Florida, The Castle...
Davidoff of Geneva USA has restructured how much of its commercial and marketing departments are organized. Eddy Guerra has joined the company as a senior brand manager for the company’s...

Weekly News (Nov. 11, 2019)

News Cohiba Silencio Arrives in Stores Davidoff Opening Retail Store at Hard Rock Seminole Daughters of the Wind Pony Express Heading to Small Batch Cigar Espinosa, General Cigar Co. Collaborate...

Ghurkha’s Holiday gifts for 2019

Ghurkha, the South Florida based cigar company has unveiled two versions of a gift set that features some of their most popular cigars for this holiday season.

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...

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...

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...
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...

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 &...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...
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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