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February,
2010

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30 RETAIL PROFILE
Truly Cigars: Defying the Odds
New shops have had it tough, but Tracy Jones proves it can be done when focusing on customers first.
By Walter Greene

36 CIGARMAKER Q&A
Ernesto Perez-Carrillo: A New Beginning
From the top industry, to a whole new beginning with EPC Cigar Co., Carrillo forges a new chapter.
By E. Edward Hoyt III

42 ASSOCIATION PROFILE
CITMA: Industryís Small Members Get Organized
Tobacco companies under 350 employees in size join forces to address their own specific regulatory needs.
Staff Report

46 DR. SMOKE
Cost-Effective Promotional Campaigns
By Roger Bacon

Spotlight Online Feature:
48 REGULATION FOCUS
Classifying Electronic Cigarettes
The future of e-cigarettes lies largely in the governmentís unresolved decision on how to classify the devices.
By Troutman Sanders Tobacco Team

54 SMOKELESS UPDATE
Altria Quickly Targets Wintergreen MST Segment
Staff Report

56 NATO News
Back to Vegas for the Tobacco Plus Expo
By Thomas Briant


D e p a r t m e n t s

16   Editorís Letter

20   Retailing News

22   Industry News

26   Calendar


58   Pipe Update

60   Brand News

68   Product Showcase

70   Ad Index



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