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Cigar Industry News

Spare Notes Series #58: Subway Sandwich Reviews & Traveling Cigar Roadshows

July 13, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Check out the latest episode of the Spare Notes Series here! Read more

What Happened to “My Body, My Choice”? – The Problem With Anti-Tobacco Arguments

July 13, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
When arguing that it should be "my body, my choice", shouldn't everyone including cigar smokers have the same right to chose how they use their body as well? Read more

Fratello Cigars Unveils Second Installment in Concealed Carry Program: The Detroit River

July 12, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Fratello Cigars announced the second chapter in its exclusive Concealed Carry program, the Detroit River, set to begin shipping to select retailers on July 15, 2024. Read more

Davidoff Announces Zino “Summer All Year Long” US Road Tour

July 12, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Davidoff has kicked off the Summer with its Zino “Summer All Year Long” road tour which will be traveling all over the country, making an impact at tobacco shops and cigar festivals all year long. Read more

Gurkha Ships 35th Anniversary

July 12, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
In 2023, Gurkha announced the celebration of their 35th Anniversary in 2024 with a limited edition collector’s Ferrari red humidor housing seventy-five cigars inside. Now, Gurkha has brought the 35th Anniversary to market in a ten count box. Read more

Quality Importers Acquires Stinky Ashtrays Brand

July 12, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Quality Importers Trading Company has officially acquired the Stinky Cigar brand of cigar accessories. Read more

Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente OpusX Oro Oscuro Reserva d’Chateau

July 11, 2024 By Mitchell Santaga
The original Fuente Fuente OpusX was released in 1995 and twenty years later in 2015 Arturo Fuente released a new OpusX blend called the Oro Oscuro. Read more

Meerapfel Adds Two New Sizes to Meir Line

July 11, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Today, Meerapfel Cigar announced the addition of two new sizes to their Meir line which debuted back in 2022. Read more

Padron to Update Bands on 1964, 1926 and Dámaso Lines

July 9, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Have you purchased a Padron cigar recently and questioned the authenticity because the band was...off? Rest easy, as those concerns have been cleared up. Read more

Guy Fieri, Espinosa, & Cigar Dojo Team Up to Launch “Knuckle Sandwich Strike Force” Cigar

July 9, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Guy Fieri’s fan-favorite Knuckle Sandwich brand expands its footprint in the craft cigar scene with its first-ever collaborative release, combining forces with Cigar Dojo, Espinosa Premium Cigars, and Smoke Inn Cigars with the new Knuckle Sandwich Strike Force cigar. Read more

North Carolina Governor and Legislature Advance Cigar Bar Legislation

July 9, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
This week, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed S.B. 527, which allows for enhanced flexibility in permitting cigar bars in the state. Read more

JR Cigar Announces Next Crafted By JR Release with Aganorsa

July 9, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
JR Cigar has announced the launch of Crafted By JR: Aganorsa Leaf, the latest addition to its Crafted By JR series. Read more

Black Label Trading Company Ships Bishops Blend

July 8, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Black Label Trading Company announced today they have begun shipping Bishops Blend to select retailers beginning next week.  Read more

Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada 10 Aniversario Selección de Mercado

July 6, 2024 By Mitchell Santaga
How do you make one of the hardest to find and most sought after cigars in the USA even harder to find? You make the cigar only available outside of the USA. Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Jon Carney Makes First Post-LFD Appearance!

July 6, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
This week Matt and Kevin start off the show talking about the biggest story of the year before welcoming Jon Carney back to the show for his first post LFD appearance! Read more

Plasencia Cigars Ships Alma Del Campo Box-Pressed Guajiro

July 2, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Plasencia Cigars has announced the Plasencia Alma Del Campo new box-pressed vitola, Guajiro 5 ½ x 54, is on the way to stores across the nation. Read more

Jonathan Carney & La Flor Domincana Part Ways

July 2, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Today, Jonathan Carney told Smokin Tabacco that he is no longer working for La Flor Dominicana. Read more

SCOTUS Facilitates Challenges to Agency Law

July 1, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Today, the Supreme Court of the United States published their decision in Corner Post v. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, in which they ruled that the six-year statute of limitations to challenge an agency regulation begins when a party is first harmed by the regulation. Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Willy Marante Talks Cigars & Basketball

July 1, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
This week Matt hosts Willy Marante of La Aurora to talk about cigars and...maybe some basketball. Who knows? Read more

Miami Cigar & Co. Ships Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve

June 30, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Miami Cigar & Co. announced this week that the limited-edition Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2024 is now shipping. Read more