Plasencia Cigars joins forces with STG to expand its reach across Canada

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Plasencia Cigars joins forces with STG to expand its reach across Canada
MIAMI – August 23, 2018 – Plasencia Cigars, one of the world’s largest, high-profile tobacco growers and cigar manufacturers, is expanding its distribution to Canada through its partnership with the Scandinavian Tobacco Group Canada (STG Canada). Effective Aug. 27th, STG Canada will administer the distribution, sales, and promotion of Plasencia Cigars’ products in stores across Canada.
“We’re very excited to build on our company’s success by going into this market with STG Canada, a distinguished leader in the industry,” said Nestor Andrés Plasencia, CEO of Plasencia Cigars. “Canadian consumers have been long anticipating the arrival of Plasencia Cigars that our family has been proudly crafting for over 150 years. Serving our customers has always been our first priority, and we can’t wait for Canadian consumers to finally enjoy our products.”
Under this new partnership, Plasencia Cigar products will be distributed to over 500 stores, including consumer favorites like Plasencia Cosecha 146, Reserva 1898, Reserva Original, Alma Fuerte and Alma Del Campo.
“We have been fans of Plasencia Cigars for years,” said Sylvain Laporte, president of STG Canada. “We couldn’t be happier to welcome the Plasencia family into our own, and I’m sure Canadians will appreciate the diversity and high quality of these new cigars.”
STG administers over 200 brands in more than 100 markets around the world. As established experts in the field, STG expresses its passion for tobaccos by operating in attractive niche segments of the global tobacco industry and instilling innovative, consumer-focused approaches to their brand portfolio management.

For more information, visit, or follow the conversation on Instagram and Twitter @PlasenciaCigars and

About Plasencia Cigars
Plasencia Cigars is one of the world’s leading growers of first-class tobacco. The Plasencia family have been pioneering the industry since 1865 when Don Eduardo Plasencia began growing tobacco in Cuba, and five generations of the Plasencia family have continued the legacy. Today, Plasencia Cigars produces more than 35 million handmade cigars per year, and harvests tobacco on more than 3,000 acres across several countries in Central America, including Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama.
About the Scandinavian Tobacco Group Canada
Scandinavian Tobacco Group Canada – or Groupe Tabac Scandinave Canada, as the company is called in French – is located in Longueuil, Québec. The sales force is one of the biggest in the Group in terms of employees, and it covers the whole country. STG Canada is the leading premium and mass market cigar company in Canada as they offer a complete portfolio to their customers.

Adriana’s Insurance: New Federal Laws – Eco-Friendly California

Proposed Federal Laws Could Negatively Impact California’s Eco-Friendly Laws

On August 02, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a notice of proposed rulemaking called the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026, Passenger Cars and Light Trucks (SAFE Vehicles Rule). This proposed rule is designed to reconfigure national automobile fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards by suspending previously established anti-pollution manufacturing restrictions for automobiles. While the SAFE Vehicles Rule hasn’t yet been ratified as official policy, if approved, it would ultimately deprive individual states of the prerogative to maintain tailpipe pollution standards which are stricter than the federal government’s – a scenario that would drastically impede nationwide eco-friendly auto-manufacturing.

Opponents of the SAFE Vehicles Rule argue that it is detrimental to the cause of environmental conservation. This is because the rule essentially absolves automakers of the obligation to produce fuel-efficient cars, thereby encouraging them instead to abandon eco-friendly engineering practices. For example, previous regulations direct automakers to amplify the fuel economy of passenger vehicles to an average of 54 miles per gallon by 2025. Under the SAFE Vehicles Rule, this objective to work towards improving fuel-efficiency will no longer be prioritized. The rule will also eliminate mandatory requirements that automakers dedicate resources to develop greener vehicles such as electric cars and hybrids.

If any of the changes proposed by the SAFE Vehicles Rule sound objectionable to you, there is still an opportunity to make a difference on the final version of this proposed regulation. Full-text of the rule itself is available on the EPA’s website, and the rule has also been tabled for public comment via (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0283). The EPA and NHTSA will hold joint public hearings on this rule in Washington D.C., Detroit, MI and Los Angeles, CA. Dates and locations for these hearings will be announced in supplemental Federal Register Documents by each of these agencies. If you care about breathing clean air and creating a safer environment for futu! re generations, take a stand and make your voice heard. We each have an important part to play when it comes to conserving our planet.

Grace for the Cure! JDRF One Way Walk for Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes

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Our team is walking to end type 1 diabetes (T1D).

When you have T1D, your body stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. Managing the disease is a constant struggle that involves monitoring your blood-sugar level, administering insulin, and carefully balancing these insulin doses with your eating and activity just to stay alive.

With T1D there are no days off and there is no cure. But there is hope.

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A wise person once said that “Common Sense is like deodorant. The people who need it the most never use it.” This may sound like a silly joke, but the sad truth is that it’s impossible to measure how much trouble people regularly get into, simply because they don’t have the logical skills to practice basic common sense. In fact, some argue that the main reason why society passes laws is to make it easier for people in general to make commons sense decisions… there’s only one problem though. What happens when lawmakers themselves have a brain fart and lose their common sense when passing laws? The answer’s simple. You get a bunch of rules that are impossible to break, and hilarious to read every time. Check out a few of California’s most bizarre traffic laws:

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10. You need a special permit to park your car overnight on the street in Alhambra, CA.

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