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April
2003



Manufacturer Profile:
Habana Cuba Cigar Company
by Bob Ashley
Anchored with the U.S. rights to a native Cuban cigar brand, Habana Cuba Cigar Co. is forging a niche in premium flavored cigars and expanding its portfolio of traditional cigars.
Trade Shows:
First NATO Expo Held in Vegas
by E. Edward Hoyt III, Editor
The 2003 NATO Conference & Exposition wins positive reviews from retailers and manufacturers.
Association Update:
RTDA: Creating a Higher Profile
By Dale Scott
New programs at the rtda bring tobacco retailers important tools and support in operating their business and defending their interests.






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


Call out the Troops, or Just Give Up Now - 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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