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News: Missouri Seeks to Dramatically Hike Tobacco Tax, IPCPR Opposes

Being a guy from Missouri, I figured this would only be right to pass on. Found this information at http://www.921kmoe.com/news.shtml, check that site out for more info! Missouri Seeks to Dramatically Hike Tobacco Tax, IPCPR Opposes Jefferson, MO — Proposition B, a proposed 150% tax increase on cigars and pipe tobacco, in addition to a 760% tax increase on cigarettes, is causing quite a stir in Missouri. Politicians claim the tax hike will help fund education and health care, while small business owners are criticizing the open attack on their…

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CRA News: IWCS and CRA Partner Up!

The International Women’s Cigar Society and CRA A New Partnership for the Cause of Cigar Liberty During the course of the most recent International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailer’s Association convention and trade show, a very special moment occurred one afternoon. As we were all gathered at the CRA booth, a swarm of cigar smoking women appeared. We see each of these amazing ‘Ladies of Leaf’ around the country in the course of our travels, but when all of them show up at once, either someone is in trouble or…

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Iconic Leaf Recluse

Size: 5 x 52 Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro Binder and Filler: Dominican and Cameroon Strength: Full Price: Behind The Stick: Some of you may remember back on the 20th of March, 2012 I posted in my news section about the Iconic Leaf Cigar company and their recent work on the Recluse and Draconian. Well – still no word on the Draconian but Iconic Leaf was gracious enough to gift me a few Recluse cigars for this review. The press release that was put out at the end of August had reported…

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IPCPR Arrivals from L’Atelier Imports at New Havana Cigars

Received this from Dan at New Havana Cigars – those of you looking for the L’Atelier Imports cigars – look no further! His message is included below! I personally can not wait to smoke some of these! IPCPR Arrivals from L’Atelier Imports We have our first shipment from L’Atelier Imports in house and shipping. Many of you may have read that I am involved in a new venture with Pete Johnson, K.C. Johnson and Sean Johnson called L’Atelier Imports. This new company previewed 4 new brands at IPCPR 2012. Branded…

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General Cigars, Foundry – Wells

Size: Wells – 6 x 50 Wrapper: H-47 Pleno Sol Binder and Filler: ‘Mix from 4 Different Countries’ Strength: Medium Price: ~ 8.00 a single Behind The Stick: I don’t know if General Cigar decided to start listening to the consumers, started feeling the income reduction or if they just got some new blood into the ‘machine’ known as General Cigars but they have really started making strides and leaps in their cigars – in my opinion at least. Recently they acquired the CAO line, have brought some old names…

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Press Release: Global Premium Cigars and Emilio Cigars Enter Distribution Agreement

Global Premium Cigars and Emilio Cigars Enter Distribution Agreement Enrique Sanchez Icaza, owner of Global Premium Cigars, makers of 1502 Cigars manufactured in Esteli, Nicaragua, and Gary Griffith, owner of Emilio Cigars, announced today that they have entered into a distribution agreement. Under this arrangement Emilio Cigars sales staff will bring the 1502 cigars to market, while Sanchez Icaza will continue to focus on manufacturing and product development along with retailer support and education about the brand. Sanchez Icaza will continue to handle sales in the state of Florida as…

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