Last week the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a 2006 Philadelphia ordinance that restricted cigar sales to discourage the practice of hollowing them out and using them to smoke pot.
The ordinance banned the sale of flavored cigars and required that other cigars be sold in quantities of three or more; it included additional penalties for prohibited cigar sales within 500 feet of a church, school, recreation center, day care center, or community center. Ream more »
In an effort to promote Cuba’s Cohiba Behike cigar, many online retailers outside the United States have put cigars on huge discounts in hopes of luring more consumers to these fine specimens of handmade specimens.
For many Americans, Cuban cigars are a forbidden treasure. With an embargo on Cuban travel and products stemming from the 1960s, lighting up one of the world’s best cigars in the world has been experienced by only those Americans who have skirted the system or traveled to Canada to purchase them. Ream more »
Smoking tobacco cigarettes is one of the most harmful addictions known to man. Not only is smoking harmful to the smoker’s health, but also to those around them. Smoking in public places has been banned in most states and there is talk of government officials extending that law to include prohibiting smoking at outdoor public places, such as parks and beaches. With all the fuss and buss about smoking in public, cigarette smokers have turned to the next best thing and the only alternative to smoking that seems to work for some, electronic cigarettes. Ream more »
John’s Premium Cigar and Tobacco Company plans on opening a store and lounge at 14 Broad St on March 11. While most of the details are already worked out, the owners still had to receive permission from the Historic District Commission in regards to signage.
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As Macau builds its reputation as an entertainment hub, the trade in premium handmade cigars is booming.
The city is already Asia’s third-biggest market, behind Hong Kong and Japan, industry insiders say.
“Hong Kong and Japan represent together around 60 percent of the market, with Macau having a market share of 8 percent to 9 percent,” says Laurent de Rougemont, managing director of Bluebell Hong Kong Ltd, an importer and distributor of luxury goods that represents brands such as cigarettespub.biz/winston. Ream more »
As domestic cigarette consumption and production declines, local farmers hope overseas demand will enable them to grow more tobacco, but they worry if they’ll get the price they need to cover their expenses.
About 165 people attended the annual flue-cured tobacco production meeting at Chatham High School on Thursday night.
Many farmers talked about the possibility of a firm contracting 100 million pounds of flue-cured tobacco for China.
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Up to 50 years ago smoking was generally considered as an acceptable habit. Governments even issued free cigarettes to soldiers and the tobacco industry’s advertising often linked tobacco use with glamour, sex appeal and energy. Then, in 1964, the US Surgeon General issued a report based on 7,000 scientific studies linking smoking with lung cancer, emphysema and other diseases. Since then, public scrutiny of the tobacco industry has become relentless. Ream more »
More must be done to meet the obligations of the WHO Framework Convention and reduce secondhand smoking. Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of China’s ratification of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The treaty requires a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, and prohibits smoking in the workplace and public places. Ream more »
Electronic cigarettes or E cigarettes are the most appreciated products nowadays.These E Cigs are designed and manufactured in such a manner to give the exact feeling like the conventional cigarettes. Couple of years ago, people started realizing the dangers and effects of smoking. But most of the people are not capable to quit smoking and so they get sick or died of cancer. In order to overcome these situations, several companies started manufacturing innovating smoking products and electronic cigarettes who are the best these days. Electronic cigarettes are produced in order to make people quit smoking. The E cigarette serves as the smoking device for many people these days. Ream more »
Electronic cigarettes are handheld nicotine-delivery devices that, despite a devoted following, are currently swirling in controversy. New York is pushing to become the first state to ban the devices, which so far remain unregulated and mostly unstudied. With cutesy colors, fruity flavors, clever designs and other options, e-cigarettes may hold too much appeal for young people, critics warn, offering an easy gateway to nicotine addiction. Ream more »