Read more: Javier Estades Re-elected as CAA Chairman
Javier Estades, CEO of Tabacalera USA, has been re-elected chairman of the Cigar Association of America (CAA). Renowned for advancing public policies, Estades is celebrated for his leadership and significant contributions to the cigar industry.
Read more: New Zealand’s Shift Away from Groundbreaking Tobacco Ban under New Government Leadership
New Zealand’s Government plans to repeal the Smokefree 2025 Action Plan, initially aimed at phasing out tobacco sales, due to fiscal reasons and potential enforcement issues.
Digital Meets Traditional: Selected Tobacco S.A. Unveils Atabey Black Ritos, from NFT Concept to Exclusive Cigar RealityRead more: Digital Meets Traditional: Selected Tobacco S.A. Unveils Atabey Black Ritos, from NFT Concept to Exclusive Cigar Reality
Selected Tobacco S.A. has transformed its NFT concept into a tangible luxury experience with the Atabey Black Ritos cigar, merging digital art and fine tobacco. Rolled in 2018, the cigar features an Ecuadorian Maduro wrapper and an undisclosed filler blend, including Peruvian ligero. The exclusive production of 200 cigar boxes will be available at ten…
Read more: U.K. Government Debates Exempting Cigars from Proposed Tobacco Purchase Ban
In a bold move last month, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak introduced a groundbreaking proposal to curb tobacco use in the United Kingdom. The proposal, if passed, would impose a lifetime ban on the purchase of tobacco products for anyone born after January 1, 2009. This initiative marks a significant step in public health policy, aiming…
Read more: The Launch of the Partagás Serie E No. 2 Gran Reserva
The premium cigar industry anticipates the release of the most luxurious Partagás, the Cuban Partagás Gran Reserva. Comprised of vintage tobacco aged from the 2015 harvest, it is set to reach Switzerland next.
Read more: La Gloria Cubana Society II, A Fan-Inspired Cigar Masterpiece
La Gloria Cubana Society II represents a crowd-sourced innovation in the cigar industry, constructed from a blend of Honduran, Ecuadorian, Dominican, and Nicaraguan tobaccos, embodying customer preferences in its design, blend, and packaging.
Read more: J.C. Newman’s Tribute to LeRoy Neiman: A Fusion of Art and Cigars Supporting Education
Tampa’s J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is launching the LeRoy Neiman 2023 Collectors’ Edition, a limited-edition cigar line honoring the legendary American painter. Proceeds from the sales will support arts education in Tampa’s public schools.
Plasencia Cigars Introduces Robustus II: A New Dimension to the Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro CollectionRead more: Plasencia Cigars Introduces Robustus II: A New Dimension to the Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro Collection
Plasencia Cigars, a Nicaraguan brand, has expanded its esteemed Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro line with the Robustus II. This third size variation, notable for its 5 1/8-inches by 55-ring gauge dimensions, upholds the distinct, all-Nicaraguan tobacco profile in a new round roll, offering smokers diverse experiences within the respected line.
Read more: What Makes a Good Cigar Podcast?
A good cigar podcast, as exemplified by ‘The Cigar Guys Podcast,’ provides listener engagement through various topics, expert host insight, high-quality production, educational content, community-building rhetoric and regular, consistent broadcasts. Such a podcast offers not just discussions about cigars, but also insights into the culture, lifestyle, and industry trends surrounding cigars for both seasoned smokers…
Read more: Are There Benefits to Smoking Cigars?
Cigar smoking, often compared to cigarette smoking, is not as hazardous as perceived. Differences in consumption patterns, inhalation methods, chemical exposure, and the FDA’s claim that daily smoking of up to three cigars causes a mere 1% increase in cancer risk, suggest its risks are overstated. Moderation, a key aspect, along with social and psychological…