VCF Magazine

Cigars are exceptional products. That’s why we don’t want them all to end up looking (and tasting) the same. 
Join this unique petition to preserve a unique cultural heritage.

As you might know, the European union has approved a new Tobacco Product Directive, the so-called TPD2, which wants to make all tobacco products look the same. Fortunately a few leading cigar countries recognised the exceptional character of cigars and implemented article 11, which means there will only be a minor impact on our products’ presentation.

Cigars truly are one-of-a-kind: unique blends, thousands of different products, small production batches, gourmet limited editions... That’s why we cherish them so much; they belong to our cultural heritage. The new legal environment within the European region can easily destroy the unique diversity that has been crafted over the last hundreds of years. Let’s hope that other EU member states take the same decision as Spain, Italy and Portugal and allow us to keep enjoying great cigars.

Indeed, the tobacco world is strong and new initiatives have arisen. The website was founded by cigar aficionados, fully explaining the TPD2. Sign the petition and make sure to protect your beloved smokes. 

Use the hashtag #savecigars in your online communication to support cigars and cigar-lovers worldwide.

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Vision, the private banking magazine, made a beautiful portrait of our chairman CEO Guido Vandermarliere and father of current CEO Frederik Vandermarliere. Read this great interview about cigars and cookies, two mouth filling, delicious objects (pdf).

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You have no time to visit us in Dortmund?  Contact our export department - - and we’ll get back to you after the show! #dontsmokebutenjoy #savecigars

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