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February,
2005



Retail Profile:
Smoker Friendly International:
Gaining Ground

By Bob Ashley
One of the earliest cigarette/tobacco stores (CTS) in the industry has today grown to a 300-store "affiliate chain" that continues to evolve and define its mission.
Cigar Marketing:
Custom Cigars Score a Victory
By E. Edward Hoyt III
One of the fastest growing brands in the cigar business isn't a brand at all, but rather Victory Cigar's custom banding business which has racked up thousands of highly satisfied customers.
Smoking Rights:
Sending a Message...
By Bill Griewe
Special interests may have undue influence on legislation that's harmful to our tobacco business, but legislators still answer to constituents. Smokers are a voting block, and their voice counts - but we must speak up!






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


RTDA STEPS UP TO THE PLATE...
- by E. Edward Hoyt III



What's Happening and Where in the Tobacco Industry


Trends and Trendsetters in Specialty Tobacco Retailing


Merchandise and News from the Pipe World


Tobacco Products and Industry Promotions


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