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October,
2006



Private Clubs:
Metropolitan Cigar Society Flaunts Statewide Smoking Ban
By Bob Ashley
Beleaguered north Jersey cigar smokers develop unique blueprint in saving their cigar-smoking passtime with the creation of the Metropolitan Cigar Society.
Manufacturer Profile:
In the Trenches with Rocky Patel
STAFF REPORT
Patel’s road warrior attitude and dedication has propelled him into an elite tier of high-end cigar brands.
Cigarette Issues:
Downplaying Reynolds’ Supply Chain Blues
By E. Edward Hoyt III
A shortage of packaging materials jammed up product shipments at Reynolds American, sending a ripple effect throughout the supply chain. Management contends the problem won’t affect earnings, but many believe the problem is more serious than they admit.






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


Prop 86 Defeated in California
- 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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