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32 DISTRIBUTOR FOCUS
Lil’ Brown Smoke Shack
The original Indian reservation shop was in fact little and brown, but today’s “Lil’ Brown” on the Yakama reservation is a much larger retail, wholesale, and online operation.
By Augustus Faragut
36 TOBACCO PROFILE
Big South Wholesale
A regional cigarette distributor refocuses on high-quality, value-priced SPM brands like Palermo from Tabacos U.S.A., a five-year-old brand which quickly showed potential for national distribution.
By E. Edward Hoyt III
Spotlight Online Feature:
40 REGULATION FOCUS
The PACT Act
The latest federal tobacco regulation introduces sweeping new requirements for tobacco product shipments, focusing squarely on the U.S. Postal Service.
By Bryan M. Haynes
44 PIPE EVENTS
On Pipes and Puffers
Stoke your tobacco store’s pipe traffic and build customer loyalty by holding timeless “long-burning” pipe smoking contests.
By Robert D. Burgener
46 NATO News
Update on Federal Tobacco Issues
The FDA officially sets its sites on regulating cigars, issuing a notice that a proposed rule is imminent, while its attempt to ban color ads remains in limbo as its recent court loss is under appeal.
By Thomas Briant
D e p a r t m e n t s
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