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October,
2004



Trade Show Wrap-Up:
RTDA 2004 Trade Show: A Very Big Deal
Staff Report
Cautious optimism in the cigar industry in recent years seemed to burst into a full-blown resurgence with near-record attendance at this year's trade show.
Regulation Report:
Open for Business...so far
By Luc Martial
For anyone to survive in the tobacco business in the years ahead the industry must adopt a team-effort mentality: We're all in the same precarious boat.
Industry Analysis:
Where Are We Headed, and Do We Want to Go There?
By Bill Greiwe
Government regulation of tobacco is already here. The question is, can we stomach it getting even worse?






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


RTDA Changing of the Guard:
A Well-Known Colleague Retires
- 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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