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New Device Allows Cigar Smokers to Sample Blends Before Online Purchase

Famous Smoke Shop, a leading online distributor of discounted cigars, has partnered with tech start-up company Blend Masters, Inc to develop a device that allows cigar enthusiasts to sample cigars directly from Famous Smoke Shop's website before purchase.
PR Web
added Apr 1, 2014 17:10
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Grape- and strawberry-flavored cigarillos soon will cost more in Ohio

Little cigars that come in tempting flavors of grape, peach and strawberry will cost more under Ohio's newly approved two-year budget. Lawmakers more than doubled the tax on cigarillos from 17 percent to 37 percent of the wholesale price. This makes the
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer
added Jul 15, 2013 17:39
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[Israel] Lapid Raises Cigarette Prices

Finance Minister Yair Lapid signed an order calling to raise the prices of cigarettes, tobacco for cigarettes and cigars. The order, which went into effect at midnight, sees the prices of cigarettes rising by 2.5 to 3 shekels per pack. Tax authorities in
Arutz Sheva (IsraelNationalNews.com)
added May 8, 2013 14:05
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[Canada] Letter: For the sake of our children, flavoured tobacco products should be banned

They were in brightly coloured packs labelled “Cigars,” ... I don’t want my kids to have to go through this. I am doing my part to educate them on the dangers of smoking, but the government must also do its part. Ordinary citizens like me cannot prevent
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Apr 19, 2013 13:44
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[South America/Caribbean, USA] Panel: General Cigar can continue using Cohiba trademark in the US, despite Cuban challenge

A federal panel says General Cigar Co. Inc. can continue using the Cohiba (co-HEE-ba) trademark on its cigars in the U.S. The ruling is the latest in the nearly 16-year-old legal battle with Cuba's state-run cigar company over the signature Cuban cigar
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 29, 2013 17:18
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[Philippines] E-cigars found to have nicotine

THE Metro Manila Development Authority will back a ban on electronic smoking amid findings of addiction due to nicotine inhalation. Dr. Loida Alzona, head of the Health Public Safety and Environmental Protection ... said electronic cigars were no differen
Manila Standard Today (ph)
added Mar 19, 2013 01:56
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Report to Congressional Committees: TOBACCO TAXES Large Disparities in Rates for Smoking Products Trigger Significant Market Shifts to Avoid Higher Taxes (PDF)

GAO estimates that federal revenue losses due to market shifts from roll-your-own to pipe tobacco and from small to large cigars range from about $615 million to $1.1 billion for the same period. The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) has limited op
General Accounting Office (GAO)
added Mar 1, 2013 13:56
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[Florida] Cheap cigarette-cigars enticing adolescents

Dr. Barry Hummel warns filtered "cigar cigarettes" -- most of them fruit flavored -- are a rapidly increasing problem among local teenagers. In fact, he said, they are being used to introduce young people to smoking. Hummel represented the Tobacco Preve
Sebring (FL) News-Sun
added Jan 23, 2013 12:24
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[California] Tobacco Ban Coming to UCSB

Cigarettes, cigars and even chewing tobacco will soon be banned at all UC campuses. Starting in April of 2014, all 10 campuses will prohibit tobacco use. Now at UCSB, you can smoke away from entrances to buildings. The UCSB community is divided over the
KEYT-TV (Santa Barbara, CA)
added Oct 31, 2012 20:08
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Maryland Tobacco Tax Goes Into Effect

Taxes includes drastic increases on little cigars and OTP
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jul 3, 2012 14:03
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