CRA Update from the States and Washington, D.C. cacover

CRA Update from the States and Washington, D.C.

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FLORIDA OUTDOOR SMOKING BILLS SLOWING DOWN…

Indicators are telling us that the legislation to allow local governments to enact outdoor smoking restrictions in Florida is coming to an end for 2013 – but they’ll be back.

Committees with purview over SB 258 and HB 439 are not scheduled to meet again this year, and the opposition, namely Florida State Senator Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, are waving the white flag for this year, noting of his effort to allow for such outdoor smoking ordinances, “If it’s not dead, it’s on life support in the House.” Senator Bradley has vowed to renew his efforts, and to search for compromise next year. That’s why we cannot stop talking to our state legislators when they leave the state capitol.

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Oliva Cigar Kicks-Off 2013 Studio Tobac Tour cacover

Oliva Cigar Kicks-Off 2013 Studio Tobac Tour

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MIAMI, FL — The sixth annual Studio Tobac World Tour 2013 kicked off last week in Tampa, Florida with the first of many great events. Bryan “The Show” Scholle, driving the Studio Tobac Ford Raptor SVT, made the first stop of this nationwide tour that will run through November and include stops at more than eighty retailers across the country.

Each stop on the 2013 World Tour will include live cigar-rolling demonstrations with custom hand rolled premium cigars. Studio Tobac will also have branded lighters, cutters and other limited-edition items available free with the purchase of Studio Tobac cigars. And at each event consumers can enter a drawing for a box of Cain F 5 x 43, which are only available at the event.

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Explore. Adventure. Discover. Journey into Davidoff Nicaragua cacover

Explore. Adventure. Discover. Journey into Davidoff Nicaragua

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BASEL, SW — Inspired by Zino Davidoff’s pioneering spirit, we at Davidoff Cigars have made it our mission to bring the modern aficionado a variety of taste experiences and cigar smoking pleasures. Our experts, led by master blender Hendrik “Henke” Kelner, unceasingly explore every opportunity to create new and diverse ways of ensuring time spent enjoying each and every Davidoff cigar is time beautifully filled.

For this challenge, Henke and his team embarked on a worldwide search for tobaccos that would enable us to create a unique cigar. The search landed in the tobacco fields of Nicaragua.

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Largest Federal Cigarette and Tobacco Tax Increase in History cacover

Largest Federal Cigarette and Tobacco Tax Increase in History

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Minneapolis, MN — President Obama’s proposal to impose the largest increase in the federal cigarette tax in the history of the country to fund preschool programs is unfair and ironic, the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) said in a response to the President’s budget unveiled today.

“For the President to target a minority of adult Americans with this massive tax increase to pay for the extension of preschool programs nationwide is unfair and ironic,” said Tom Briant, executive director of NATO. “With the Centers for Disease Control reporting that 29 percent of all smokers have incomes below the poverty level, it is ironic that the President’s proposal would seek to nearly double cigarette and tobacco taxes that fall more heavily on lower income Americans to fund expanded access to prekindergarten programs for all four-year-old children from families with low to moderate incomes.”

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Bloomberg Announces Tobacco Product Display Ban, Enforcement Bills cacover

Bloomberg Announces Tobacco Product Display Ban, Enforcement Bills

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bloomberg has announces new legislation, the “Tobacco Product Display Restriction” bill to keep tobacco products out of sight in retail stores.

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La Flor Dominicana Debuts “Mystery Cigar” Program cacover

La Flor Dominicana Debuts “Mystery Cigar” Program

Reading Time: 2 minutes La Flor Dominicana unveils its new event program for 2013. Known as the “Mystery Event,” it centers on an unreleased cigar called the “Mystery Cigar.”

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Another U.S. Senator Says ‘Yes’ to Freedom and Co-Sponsors S. 1461 cacover

Another U.S. Senator Says ‘Yes’ to Freedom and Co-Sponsors S. 1461

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cigar Rights of America welcomes Sen. Dean Heller (R) of Nevada as the 14th member of the United States Senate to join as a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 1461.

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Wisconsin Gov Takes a Wrong Turn on Tobacco cacover

Wisconsin Gov Takes a Wrong Turn on Tobacco

Reading Time: 2 minutes There are progressive, pro-cigar legislative models that have been introduced this year, and some that are completely disastrous.

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Davidoff Adds Gorditos to “Puro d’Oro” Series cacover

Davidoff Adds Gorditos to “Puro d’Oro” Series

Reading Time: 2 minutes Davidoff will soon be launching “Puro d’Oro” Gorditos: a rich and bold , short, 58 ring gauge format cigar for pleasurable escapes…

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CAO Brazilia Carnivale Cigars Hit Retail cacover

CAO Brazilia Carnivale Cigars Hit Retail

Reading Time: < 1 minute CAO Brazilia Carnivale cigars are hitting cigar shops. The 6″ x 60 box-pressed beauty is a limited edition release that puts a spin on the Brazilia blend.

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