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Weekend Roundup – Alexandria Butting Out, NJ Cashing In, More Legal Travel to Cuba, and Padrón Family Reserve No. 85

It’s been a fairly eventful past couple of days in the cigar world. Believe it or not, there were actually more stories for this week’s roundup than I knew what to do with—that almost never happens. But I made some tough choices and trimmed the fat to save you the trouble of finding the four …

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Midweek Roundup—Tax Cap Woes, Icelandic Booze, Humana Inc Hating Smokers, and Legal Travel to Cuba

While combing through today’s cigar-related headlines, I realized that it’s been a week since I crammed four stories into one post, so here’s another midweek roundup! I’ll start with some bad news—remember that proposed cigar tax cap that New York legislators have been mulling over for a few weeks? Well, it’s been pushed to the …

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Senate Bill 3410 Presents a Rare Opportunity for Sensibility in New York

When it comes to the politics surrounding cigars and tobacco, I rarely have good news to post. Today, however, is a new day—according to a post by Cigar Aficionado, the New York Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee just approved a bill, called Senate Bill 3410, that would cap New York’s cigar tax at $1 …

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A $1 Tax Cap on Cigars? Oh Wait, We’re in New York

New York tobacconists have had a rough past couple of years, and it’s not getting any easier. After finalizing and passing the long awaited state budget, New York legislators killed a bill that would’ve capped the tax on cigars at $1 per stick, according to a post on Cigar Aficionado’s website. Lobbying in support of …

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Cigar Review – Alec Bradley New York Six Two Robusto

The Alec Bradley New York line was released in the wake of an enormous New York State tax increase on tobacco. The cigars will only be sold through New York vendors (like us!), so no matter where you get them from, they were originally bought from a New York tobacconist. While Alan Rubin, Alec Bradley’s …

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