logo
















logo

logo

logo

logo

logo
August,
2008



48 Retail Profile
Smoker Friendly Lives Up to Its Name
By E. Edward Hoyt III
With a reputation for embracing its customers, SFI reaches out to cigar smokers with an expanded lounge concept at its Thornton, Colo. store.
58 Cigar Retailing
Price Wars: Help is on the Way
By Frank Seltzer
Cigar makers roll out exclusive price-protected product and programs aimed solely at brick & mortar tobacco shops.
62 Cigar Retailing
Diamond in the Store
By Frank Seltzer
J.C. Newman brings the Diamond Crown brand to the forefront with 40 new in-store lounges nationwide and more to come.
64 Tradeshow Report
IPCPR 2008: Farewell to Vegas
By E. Edward Hoyt III
Business was brisk despite a down economy, but smoking restrictions were ever present.
82 Tradeshow Report
IPCPR 2008: Pipe Smoke in Sin City
By Richard Carleton Hacker
From hookahs to Bulldogs to Bugattis, there’s plenty new in pipes.
88 Smokeless Update
Compelling Case for Snus Use
By E. Edward Hoyt III
American Smokeless Tobacco sees the future in smokers cutting back.
92 NATO News
Tobacco Taxes: A State of Diminishing Returns
By Thomas Briant
State legislators looking to plug budget gaps or fund big new initiatives have regularly turned to big tobacco tax hikes to solve the problem.


    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



Fight for Your Right...to Survive!
- by E. Edward Hoyt III



What's Happening and Where
in the Tobacco Industry



Tobacco Products and Industry Promotions


SMOKESHOP (ISSN 0146-9266), established in 1970, is published bi-monthly by Lockwood Trade Journal Co., Inc., 26 Broadway, Floor 9M, New York, NY 10004 USA. Copyright © 1998-2007 by Lockwood Trade Journal Co. Inc. HTML production and copyright © 1998-2007 by Keys Technologies. All rights reserved.