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The Cigar Life Guy | Dave Arlinghaus

Life Saver: Dave Arlinghaus’ Cigar Life Guy

Life insurance is not typically a topic that’s discussed at length, but for anyone who has someone who depends on them, it’s a necessity....
Rediscovery of Tobacco | Jacob Grier

The War Between Truth and Ideology

Public smoking prohibitions, higher tobacco taxes, bans on flavored vapor and tobacco products, Tobacco 21 legislation, and a host of other restrictions on the...
Karl Malone | Kadee Malone

The Winning Formula

It happened one night in 1990 in Miami—the beginning of Karl Malone’s love affair with cigars. In the midst of a grueling basketball season,...
Fratello Cigars | Omar de Frias

Shooting for the Stars: Fratello Cigars

Omar de Frias is a dreamer with big aspirations. He was a professional basketball player in the Dominican Republic who dreamed of one day...
Nirka Reyes | De Los Reyes

Writing Her Own Saga

While the previous six generations of her family were involved in growing tobacco and making cigars, Nirka Reyes imagined a different career for herself....
Michael Herklots | Ph: Dustin Cohen

Tempo: The Michael Herklots Story, Part 2

In part 2 of Tobacco Business' May/June 2020 cover story, Michael Herklots discusses his work and time at Nat Sherman International, including his efforts...
Operation: Cigars for Warriors

Charitable Efforts Build Stronger Businesses

“The world has gone crazy,” are the first words I hear these days whenever I talk to someone. They aren’t entirely wrong—especially when referring...
JRE Tobacco Co. | A Legend Returns

A Legend Returns: JRE Tobacco Co.

The list of living legends in the premium cigar industry seems to be getting shorter every year. Members of that generation of tough old...
Cigar Association of America Update

Cigar Association of America Charges Forward With Its Mission

The Cigar Association of America (CAA) is a leading national trade association representing the interests of cigar manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers and major suppliers...
BirarWorks | Pete Prevost

A Collaborative Approach: Inside BriarWorks

As a former professional musician who toured the world with the Christian rock band Sanctus Real, Pete Prevost knows the value of teamwork. Something...
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