News: Cigar Taxes with Jose Blanco

This past weekend Tom Johansmeyer from cigarreader.com and myself got to spend some time with various manufacturers at Cigar Expo held at Famous Smoke  Shop. During the course of the event the big topic of conversation was tobacco tax. With NYC just raising the OTP tax to 75% and Pennsylvania looking to set there tax at 30% it is not a time good for cigar smokers. What started off with the concept of a joint interview with Jose Blanco from La Aurora Cigar Factory was carried by Tom as one of the Oliva reps called me away to discuss something else.