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February/
March 2000



Merchandise Report:
Gimme That Shelf Space... Back!
by Rich Perlman
The premium cigar industry survived a wild ride in the final years of the passing century. For the year 2000, expect the evolution of brand dominance to continue its agglomeration into the hands of fewer - but stronger - players.
Cigar Production:
Connecticut's World Class Leaf
by Bob Ashley
While the hand rolling of cigars moved offshore long ago, the labor-intensive practice of growing Connecticut-shade wrapper prevails at The Brown Farm, one of Connecticut's pioneer producers of the region's famed cigar leaf.
Cigar Production:
The Next Big Name in Wrappers?
by Bob Ashley
The Habana 2000 cigar wrapper has slowly crept into humidors over the past year, shrouded by a good dose of mystery and confusion. Is it a plant? Or is it a brand name? The answer is...






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


Banning One's Livelyhood...
by E. Edward Hoyt III



What's Happening and Where in the Tobacco Industry


Legislation, Regulations, and Initiatives


Products and News from the Pipe World


Tobacco Products and Industry Promotions


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