Category: Cigars

Topless protest

Topless protest

| November 13, 2017

The head of a smokers’ group in the US has described as ‘outrageous’ a local restriction that seeks to prevent smoking in topless cars – no, not topless bars.

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SM’s sales up and down

SM’s sales up and down

| October 30, 2017

At Swedish Match during the third quarter, volume snus sales were up, moist snuff sales were down, cigar sales were up and chewing tobacco sales were down.

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PM USA’s volume down

PM USA’s volume down

| October 27, 2017

Altria’s cigarette shipments were down by 6.2 percent during the third quarter, while its cigar shipments were increased by 6.6 percent and its smokeless-products shipments were down by 1.8 percent.

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Cigar festival announced

Cigar festival announced

| October 18, 2017

Cigar enthusiasts should block-off January 22-27 in their diaries to allow them to attend Nicaragua’s Puro Sabor Cigar Festival.

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Final warning given

Final warning given

| September 25, 2017

Small-cigar smokers in the US will, within a year, see the placement on their products of warnings telling them, for instance, that cigars contain nicotine, an addictive chemical.

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Costs taxing cheroot makers

Costs taxing cheroot makers

| September 20, 2017

The Man with No Name could soon be facing an even bigger identity crisis as he becomes, too, the man with no cheroot.

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Management changes

Management changes

| August 30, 2017

The cigar producer Oettinger Davidoff has announced the appointment of a new CEO and a new chairman.

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Qualified support for FDA

Qualified support for FDA

| August 1, 2017

In announcing on Friday its plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation, the US Food and Drug Administration proved that it’s not possible to please all the people all the time.

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Exquisitely crafted

Exquisitely crafted

| August 1, 2017

Science-based regulations may be appropriate for most tobacco products; fine cigars deserve to be regulated as an art.

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Setback for vapor products

Setback for vapor products

| July 25, 2017

A judge in the US has upheld the Food and Drug Administration’s authority to ‘deem’ vapor products to be tobacco products.

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CNTC, Habanos sign deal

CNTC, Habanos sign deal

| July 25, 2017

Cuba’s cigar exports to China are expected to increase following the signing of an agreement by the China National Tobacco Corporation and Habanos S.A.

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No smoking day in Cuba

No smoking day in Cuba

| May 26, 2017

Given that Cuba earns a lot of foreign exchange through the export of tobacco products, it makes sense that the country is planning to mark World No Tobacco Day by revisiting its smoking restrictions.

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New Davidoff factory

New Davidoff factory

| May 24, 2017

Oettinger Davidoff of Basel, Switzerland, has inaugurated a new factory in Danli, Honduras.

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PM USA’s volume down

PM USA’s volume down

| May 3, 2017

PM USA’s first-quarter cigarette volumes fell in line with industry-wide trends, while its smokeless volumes took a hit because of a voluntary recall. Cigar volumes, however, were up.

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FDA nominee uncommitted on flavors

FDA nominee uncommitted on flavors

| April 7, 2017

The new US administration’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration appears open to discussion in respect of the use of at least some flavors in cigars and electronic cigarettes.

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Aprecia esto

Aprecia esto

| April 1, 2017

Habanos SA celebrates the Cuban cigar with a splendid party.

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Maneson to lead JR Cigar

Maneson to lead JR Cigar

| March 28, 2017

Tabacalera USA has appointed Rob Maneson CEO of its JR Cigar unit.

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Habanos sales up

Habanos sales up

| February 28, 2017

Habanos earned $445 million from Cuban cigar sales in 2016, 5 percent more than in 2015.

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Supporting the small guy

Supporting the small guy

| February 23, 2017

If implemented, the US Food and Drug Administration’s regulations on premium cigars would put small firms out of business and reduce consumer choice.

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Norris to lead Altadis USA premium cigars

Norris to lead Altadis USA premium cigars

| February 4, 2017

Tabacalera USA has appointed Rob Norris as general manager of its Altadis USA premium cigar division.

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