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April,
2008



Industry Report:
Premium Imports Recover
By E. Edward Hoyt III
Imports of premium cigars were up 7.8 percent in 2007, following a 5.6 percent dip in 2006. Economic woes could take a toll in 2008, however, as the spector of recession looms.
Political Focus:
All Eyes on Havana
By Larry Luxner
Changes in Cuba spark debate on future of island’s cigar industry.
Cigarette Update:
Swint Elite Breaks New Ground
By Max Gartman
Innovators in the cigarette business, Swint Elite Corp. stands ready to unleash a new twist in the menthol category, adding a sweet touch to an old favorite.
Pipe Focus:
Erik Nording: The Pipe Man from Slangerup
By Dale Scott
Denmark’s prominent pipe maker Erik Nørding is an innovator and production-equipment engineer with an innate sense for marketing, sales, and promotion.


    Retailer and Tobacco Industry News

    SMOKESHOP's Industry news department, bringing you up-to-date information and breaking stories about manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers.


Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe,
and Cigarette Smokers



Is Tobacco Just Tobacco? - by E. Edward Hoyt III


What's Happening and Where
in the Tobacco Industry



New concepts, Trends, and Trendsetters
in Tobacco Retailing



FDA Bill Moves Forward in Congress


Tobacco Products and Industry Promotions


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