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April,
2005



Association Report:
Retail Tobacco Dealers of America:
Legal Battles Call for New Script

By Joseph Finora
The first RTDA legislative director hits the ground running.
Cigar Imports:
Premium Cigar Imports:
Gaining Speed in '04

By E. Edward Hoyt III
Following two consecutive years of modest, single-digit growth, premium cigar imports kicked into high gear last year, jumping into double-digit gains.
Trade Show Report:
NATO Expo Grows...
By E. Edward Hoyt III
Plenty of deals and resources offered at the 2005 NATO Expo.






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


Cigar Consumption Leaps Ahead
- by E. Edward Hoyt III



What's Happening and Where in the Tobacco Industry


Trends and Trendsetters in Specialty Tobacco Retailing


This could be the busiest year
ever for the tobacco industry



Tobacco Products and Industry Promotions


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