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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

TU: Past, Present, & Future

After nearly 19 years in existence, Tobacconist University President & Founder Jorge Armenteros sits down to discuss the beginnings of TU, the importance of educating, supporting, promoting, and providing competitive advantages for retail tobacconists.  Jorge also discusses the exclusive relationship between TU and the IPCPR as well as the current and future focus of TU.

"Above and beyond ... we need to create real competitive advantages, leveraging points for these Certified Retail Tobacconists.  We need to empower them and give them more opportunities to be more profitable and more successful than they've ever had before.  That's our ambition.  That's what's next." 

- Jorge Armenteros, CMT

Monday, October 6, 2014

On Government Regulation & Legislating Taste

How do you feel about Government regulation of cigars?  The challenges are staggering for the premium tobacco industry, and retail tobacconists are on the front lines of this battle for taste and freedom: FDA, S-CHIP, Smoking Bans, smoking restrictions, OTP taxes, import duties, small cigar taxes, snuff/snus taxes, cigarette taxes, local/city/state regulations, and many many more...

In a rare, unprecedented, and exclusive interview, Jorge Armenteros, CMT, founder and president of Tobacconist University, sits down to discuss TU, R&D Cigars, the IPCPR, and everything in between. The full interview will be released over the coming weeks and months... stay tuned!