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December,
2006



Legislative Update:
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Cigar
By Luc Martial
Canada is getting ready to position cigars as a much more harmful product to one’s health than cigarettes. Its first direct strike is likely to be little flavored cigars, known in Canada as “cigarillos.”
Manufacturer Q & A:
Manuel “Manny” Quesada
By Bob Ashley
From leaf broker roots in Cuba, Manuel Quesada has continued a family tradition in tobacco, patiently building a respected premium cigar operation from scratch in the Dominican Republic.
Store Promotions:
Thinking Outside the Cigar Box
By Joseph Finora
There’s no time like now for your marketing overhaul.






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 Tobacco Retailing


Merchandise and News from the Pipe World


Tobacco Products and Industry Promotions


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