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June
2003



Retail Issues:
Retailers vs. E-tailers
by Joseph Finora
There are lots of questions, but few answers, for "brick & mortar" retailers assessing the threat of online tobacco sales.
Tobacco Associations:
Tapping the Lobbying Power of Tobacco Consumers
by Thomas A. Briant
A new weapon in the war against tobacco taxes debuts at NATO Expo.
Import Report:
Cigar Imports Nudge Upward
by E. Edward Hoyt III, Editor
The industry saw a modest rise in premium cigar imports in 2002, while key supplier nations jockeyed for U.S. market share.






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


Five Years Later and Still Adjusting - 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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