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December
2003



Industry Report:
SMOKESHOP's 2003 Industry Report
Smokeshop Magazine's annual analysis of specialty tobacco retailing, based on our survey of retail performance in 2002.
Producing Regions:
Nicaragua: Growing by Leaps and Bounds
by E. Edward Hoyt III
From the cigar making capital of Estelí, to the farms of Condega and the remote Jalapa Valley, Nicaragua's cigar industry is abuzz with the hottest strains of rich tobaccos, expanded factories, and some of the most talked about brands in the market.
Boutique Brands:
Just What the Doctor Ordered
by Dale Scott
California chiropractor Dr. Garo Bouldoukian develops blends to please his own palate, making his rising cigar company, Garo Habano Cigar Company, a labor of love.






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


Are You Ready for Holiday Sales?
- 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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