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Category Archives: Cigars

Tobacco group Altadis cuts staff, sales up in smoke

Written on June 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm, by

Franco-Spanish tobacco group Altadis announced Wednesday it will axe nearly 10 percent of its staff in Spain as cigarette sales slump in the face of no-smoking bans and a booming black market in the recession-hit country. Altadis, an offshoot of British-based Imperial Tobacco, will shed 114 of its 1,400 employees in Spain, mostly through early […]

Flavored Tobacco Ban In NY Convenience Stores? Cancer Society Says Products Aimed At Kids

Written on June 1, 2013 at 1:44 pm, by

They come in brightly colored, shiny packages in fun flavors like chocolate, blueberry, gummy bear, wine and pink berry. But the American Cancer Society says the little cigars and packages of loose tobacco are aimed at kids and are just as deadly as cigarettes. The American Cancer Society is pushing to make New York the […]

Golf and Wine Adventures

Written on April 9, 2012 at 11:40 am, by

Kris Moe Golf announces new packages from training like a PGA Tour player in Scottsdale to traveling with golf buddies and renting a house at Augusta for the Master’s. Each year in addition to his regular golf school programs in Sonoma, Napa, Scottsdale, Oahu and Maui PGA golfer, Kris Moe offers some “over-the-top” packages […]

Rums of the World Unite in Tampa

Written on April 6, 2012 at 11:18 am, by

The largest and most comprehensive Rum Festival & Rum Competition in the US celebrated its third year, where 150 of the world’s finest brands competed for recognition and honors in one of the fastest growing categories of the industry. With a 200% growth in entries over the inaugural year, the diverse competition held at the […]

Premium Cigar Group Girds for Maryland Tax Increase Battle

Written on April 2, 2012 at 12:31 pm, by

The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association is getting ready for another battle in 2012 with tobacco prohibitionists who say they will be pushing the Maryland General Assembly to increase taxes on cigars and other tobacco products besides cigarettes. The IPCPR represents several thousand neighborhood premium cigar stores – mostly family-run, mom-and-pop operations […]

Premium Cigar Retailers Say 'No' to Proposed Alexandria LA Smoking Ban

Written on August 15, 2011 at 7:10 am, by

The crossroads of Louisiana may well be at a crossroads of its own when it comes to recognizing the rights of its citizens and local businesses, according to the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association. Alexandria sits in the geographic center of the state of Louisiana. City leaders passed a smoking ban in […]

Tobacco Retailers Challenge News Reports on Roll-Your-Own, Pipe Tobaccos

Written on March 30, 2011 at 4:03 am, by

The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association came out swinging today by challenging news reports regarding the labeling switch of some roll-your-own tobacco brands to pipe tobacco by their manufacturers and claims that pipe tobaccos, which have been flavored for more than five centuries, are designed to appeal to minors. “The anti-smoking forces […]