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October,
2008



52 Retail Training
Tobacconist University
By Dale Scott
Retailer Jorge Armenteros has built the world’s most comprehensive virtual university for tobacco retailers.
60 Legislative Issues
Gauging Tobacco’s Odds in November’s Elections
By J. Glynn Loope
While all eyes focus on the presidential election, the key for tobacco’s future lies in Congress.
62 Cigarmaker Q&A
Garo Bouldoukian: Garo’s Fine Cigars
Staff Report
Dr. Garo Bouldoukian of Garo Habano Fine Cigars specializes in unique, boutique blends and shuns discounting.
66 Tradeshow Report
More IPCPR
By E. Edward Hoyt III
Part II of Smokeshop’s coverage of merchandise showcased at the 2008 IPCPR Annual Convention & International Trade Show.
74 Trendwatch
Electronic Smokes
By Robert Bowden
Passing fad or emerging product category? E-smokes defy smoking bans and eliminate many health risks, but will consumers respond?
82 Smokeless Update
A Big Year Brewing
By Chris Bickers
Nordic American Smokeless enters the U.S. market with two new snus products to stake its claim in this hot product category.
84 NATO News
Legislative Wrap Up
By Thomas Briant
While state-enacted tax hikes slowed to a crawl this legislative session, new smoking bans continue to add up.


    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



Organic Tobacco: Unfair Competition?
- by E. Edward Hoyt III



What's Happening and Where
in the Tobacco Industry



Tobacco Products and Industry Promotions


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