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April,
2010

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22 TRADESHOW FOCUS
Tobacco Plus Expo 2010: NATO Fights Hard
Neither an uncertain economy nor an embattled tobacco industry that’s still adjusting to SCHIP taxes and FDA oversight could dampen the enthusiasm as the TPE returned to Las Vegas.
By Walter Greene

Spotlight Online Feature:
26 TOBACCO PROFILE
Poché Perique’s Rebound
Once on the verge of extinction, a storied southern tobacco processor continues to gain strength and rolls out a new tobacco auction for vintage, decade-aged leaf.
By Augustus Faragut

30 REGULATION FOCUS
FDA Overturns 750 Years of Trademark Law
Tobacco manufacturers can now add a new threat to their business challenges: the loss of their brand trademarks.
By Ian D. Titley

32 SMOKING REGULATION
Cigar Rights of America
The challenges facing cigar enthusiasts in preserving our smoking rights are formidable, but the growing voice and influence of our grassroots effort to fight back is making a difference.
By Glynn Loope

36 NATO News
Flavored Tobacco: Courts vs. Legislatures
By Thomas Briant


D e p a r t m e n t s

8   Editor’s Letter

12   Retailing News

14   Industry News

18   Calendar


38   Pipe Update

40   Brand News

44   Product Showcase

46   Ad Index



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