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June/
July 2000



Cover Story:
Lewis Pipe & Tobacco:
by Jim Lawson
Minneapolis's Veteran tobacconist and peerless pipemaker Rich Lewis.
Distributor Focus:
Alliance Cigar
by Joseph Finora
This Connecticut-based distributor of boutique cigars and Swiss Army knives is reaching out to retailers one store at a time.
Luxury Cigarette Report:
Prestige Sells
by Bob Ashley
While the U.S. cigarette market continues to weather an all-out government assault, the high-end niche maintains its specialty appeal.
Manufacturer Focus:
Felipe Gregorio
by Dale Scott
Philip Wynne first brought his full-flavored smokes to the U.S. market at a time when few cared about - or could appreciate - strong cigars. In the post-boom world, consumers have come to truly appreciate the craftsmanship and Cuban-like heft of Felipe Gregorio cigars.






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


California: Adding Insult to Injury
by E. Edward Hoyt III



What's Happening and Where in the Tobacco Industry


Legislation, Regulations, and Initiatives


Products and News from the Pipe World


Tobacco Products and Industry Promotions


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