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April,
2004



Retailing Analysis:
Selling Out Tobacco...
by Luc Martial
The anti-tobacco movement’s ultimate goal is nothing short of stripping the industry of its legitimacy. It’s well on its way.
Premium Cigar Imports:
Modest Growth in 2003
By E. Edward Hoyt III, Editor
For the second year in a row, premium cigar imports have shown small gains, posting single-digit growth. It’s not a boom, but it is a positive trend.
Specialty Cigarettes:
The Clever Clove Cigarettes
Staff Report
In Indonesia, 90% of smokers prefer kretek over regular cigarettes. While still a specialty item in the U.S., producers are aggressively targeting the segment here.






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


Comprehending The Threat of
the Anti-Tobacco Movement
- 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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