This is not the first time Puro Sabor has been cancelled. Following the social unrest in Nicaragua, the 2019 edition of Puro Sabor was cancelled. It returned earlier this year with over 120 visitors from 21 countries taking part.
Like all industries, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Nicaragua’s thriving tobacco industry and the 40,000 people it employs. To safeguard these workers, tobacco factories in Nicaragua have been conducting prevention and education campaigns, in addition to adopting strict prevention measures at their facilities. These measures include establishing hand washing and disinfection stations at the entrance of the factories, mandatory use of masks and maintaining social distancing.
The Nicaraguan Chamber of Tobacco was established in 2008 to ensure the interests of Nicaragua’s most important tobacco and cigar producers were heard and addressed. Its 28 members represents 95 parent of the total Nicaraguan production of tobacco and cigars.
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