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February,
2006



Specialty Cigarettes:
All Eyes on Kreteks
By Joseph Finora
Shifting supply trends have changed the balance of brands in the U.S. marketplace in recent months, but it's the spector of federal legislation that has players in the kretek segment on guard.
Cigar Report:
A Shining Year for Imports of Premium Cigars
By E. Edward Hoyt, III
In the U.S., the premium cigar market is dominated by three top supplier nations which continue to gain a growing share of expanding imports.
Cigar Production:
The Importance of Seed Quality
By Dale Scott
Soil, climate, curing, and fermenting are all well-known formative factors in determining the quality of tobacco leaf. But don't underestimate a seedling's genes.






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


Signs of the Times...
- 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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