Fresh updates: behind the scenes of “Operation Smokescreen” cacover

Fresh updates: behind the scenes of “Operation Smokescreen”

Earlier this week we broke the story of the upcoming action-thriller, “Operation Smokescreen”; if you missed it, here’s a quick synopsis…

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Altadis USA Bows H.Upmann Legacy Cigars cacover

Altadis USA Bows H.Upmann Legacy Cigars

Ever since 1844, cigar lovers have been enjoying H. Upmann legacy cigars, one of the premium cigar world’s best-known and most highly trusted brands.

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CAO Amps Up Kid Rock’s Chillin’ The Most Cruise cacover

CAO Amps Up Kid Rock’s Chillin’ The Most Cruise

CAO will deliver a smokin’ experience to guests aboard the Kid Rock Chillin’ The Most cruise which departed from Miami on March 5, 2013.

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Punch Rare Corojo Returns with New Figurado Frontmark cacover

Punch Rare Corojo Returns with New Figurado Frontmark

A total of eight Punch Rare Corojo frontmarks are now available, with suggested retail prices ranging from $4.79 to $7.39 per cigar.

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7-20-4 Cigars Revives Hustler Imprint for New Boutique Edition cacover

7-20-4 Cigars Revives Hustler Imprint for New Boutique Edition

Londonderry, NH — Kurt A. Kendall, founder of today�s 7-20-4 Cigars, has once again explored cigar history, reintroducing a second dusty brand … �Hustler� … a trademark that hails back to the late Nineteenth Century. It follows the company�s introductions of the 7-20-4 and 1874 boutique lines.

In 2009, Kendall breathed new life into the venerable �7-20-4″ brand name, acquiring the trademark for the original 7-20-4 line. It was named after the 1874-founded manufacturer in Manchester, New Hampshire. The company became the world�s largest cigar producer, until the 1962 Embargo killed its supply of Cuban tobacco.

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Keeping the Nanny State Out of Your Treasury – The Kansas Way cacover

Keeping the Nanny State Out of Your Treasury – The Kansas Way

By J. Glynn Loope, Exec. Dir. | Cigar Rights of America

With the clamor and flow of awards for the movie ‘Lincoln,’ it seemed appropriate to draw from words of the former President, that link to our modern era, and the effort to protect cigars from the onslaught of local, state and federal legislation.

Lincoln noted, “It has been my experience that those with no vices have few virtues. They just haven’t lived enough to have enough true virtues. For living, truly living, means encountering vices which you hold so dearly, that you never leave them.”

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CRA Facilitates International Support Against FDA Regulation of Cigars cacover

CRA Facilitates International Support Against FDA Regulation of Cigars

Fairfield, VA — Cigar Rights of America announced this week a dramatic new measure in the effort to combat federal regulation of cigars. CRA has not just been working the halls of Congress since legislation was filed to protect cigars from potentially threatening regulations by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. The organization has also been engaging in a brand of shuttle diplomacy among the primary cigar producing nations of Latin America.

Last week, following several months of meetings and groundwork, a joint letter was issued by the Ambassadors to the United States for Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.

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The Traditional Cigar Manufacturing & Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2013 is now H.R. 792 cacover

The Traditional Cigar Manufacturing & Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2013 is now H.R. 792

Cigar Rights of America News

Washington, D.C. — On December 21, 2012, the President’s Administration again noted its intent to bring cigars under the domain of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. The threat is real. Between April 2010 and December 2012, the federal government told us they were coming after our humidors, seven times.

As you know, throughout 2012, tremendous progress was made to advance H.R. 1639 and S. 1461 so that the legislative process could help protect our passion for a great cigar.

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More Local Governments Need to Think like Cottage Grove, Minnesota cacover

More Local Governments Need to Think like Cottage Grove, Minnesota

(Cigar Rights of America)

Cottage Grove, Minnesota has just over 35,000 residents, and touts a strong quality of life and pro-business climate. Their web site states that they are �Where pride and prosperity meet.� Sounds like Americana, at its best. In our view, it is also a place to be emulated by local governments across the nation.

This week, the Cottage Grove City Council voted unanimously to reject a smoking ban in their city parks. With the proposed ordinance, the only exceptions would have been for private functions, and on their municipal River Oaks Golf course.

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Davidoff Cigars: J. Fearless & D. Gibbons cacover

Davidoff Cigars: J. Fearless & D. Gibbons

Davidoff Cigars has appointed Johnny Fearless and Dew Gibbons Design to handle its global advertising and global brand design needs respectively.

The appointments follow a four-way-pitch which will now see the successful agencies aim to update the brand�s image and marketing.

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