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Get Certified - CCST

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YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIKE CIGARS TO SELL THEM - JUST RESPECT YOUR CUSTOMERS' TASTE.

The CCST degree is for people in the hospitality industry, so unlike our Certified Retail Tobacconists (CRT), we recognize that all CCST may not enjoy the pleasure of cigars. Regardless, that should not stop us from being educated and giving the best service possible. The reason we sell cigars is to enhance our customers' experiences and to increase revenue. To that end, the training and education you receive through TU will help ensure success.

LEGAL COMPLIANCE

Cigars are age restricted products and there are local, state, and federal laws and regulations which must be followed to maintain compliance. While your management will should ensure that the products you buy and sell are legal, every employee must make sure they verify the age of every customer. The FDA requires carding all patrons under the age of 27. And your store must have signage declaring this policy. If you do not have signage, use this TU WE ID sign. [Login to see more]

TEMPERATURE & HUMIDITY

Cigars must be kept at 70% relative humidity (RH) and 70°F. The humidity will preserve the essential oils which contain and convey the flavor (taste+aroma) of the tobaccos, while the cool temperature will keep microscopic larvae (Tobacco Beetles) from hatching and destroying the cigars. Proper temperature and humidity must be maintained at all times so tobacconists must be constantly vigilant of these factors. Check temperature and humidity morning, noon, and night. [Login to see more]

SANITARY STANDARDS

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MERCHANDISING

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POINT-OF-SALE

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UPSELLING

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SELLING LUXURY

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Certified Cigar Sommelier Tobacconists

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Tobacco House - CCST



CUTTERS CIGAR and SPIRITS - CCST



Kristjan Johnson - CCST



The Big Smoke LLC - CCST



KAPNOS cigar bar - CCST



Cigar Haus LLC - CCST



Southpaw Stogies - CCST



Cigar Envy - CCST



Marcellas Fine Cigars and Tobaccos - CCST



Global Leaf Cigars - CCST



Raymond G. Brown - CCST



Solid Blend Cigars LLC - CCST



The Cigar Experience - CCST



Goldies Cigar Lounge - CCST



BLEND Bar with Davidoff Cigars - CCST



Bobby Dixon PR - CCST



LA Aficionados - CCST



E. J. Brown LLC - CCST



Paps Cigar Co - CCST



Cross Palate - CCST



Sagrado Cigars - CCST



Petworth Cigars - CCST



Leaf to Ash Cigar - CCST



JETSETTING and CIGARS, LLC - CCST



Fat Stogies Mobile Cigar Lounge - CCST



Christy Pruitt-Haynes - CCST



Brown Forman - CCST



Concierge Cigars, LLC - CCST



Rail City Tobacco LLC - CCST



Sincere Match Group Sdn Bhd - CCST



Wine and Spirits Retail Marketing - CCST



Scotties Smoke Shop - CCST



Black Tie Cigars - CCST



Detroit Athletic Club - CCST



Smoke Signals Cigar Lounge - CCST



Honchettes and Company - CCST



Royal 5 Inc - CCST



Legendarysmok - CCST



JC Sigarz LLC - CCST



ALL SAINTS CIGARS - CCST



Second Wind CIgars - CCST



INRGI CAFE - CCST



Nyarasdi Zsolt - CCST



K.E.Y. Builders Organization - CCST



CIGARDEN LLC - CCST



The Bespoke Company - CCST



Vitola 121 - CCST



Boodhoo Jmal Ahmad - CCST



Silverback Cigar Crew - CCST



Rock Paper Cigars - CCST



Jefe Cigar Lounge LLC - CCST



Safire Cigars - CCST



Vector 3 Entertainment - CCST



Ofray Cigars - CCST



LiT Cigars and Spirits - CCST



Match Sticks - Custom Cigar Experience - CCST



Devin G. Olachea - CCST



The Cigar Bank - CCST



Casey Fritz - CCST



The Humidour Cigar Shoppe - CCST



Rafael Management - CCST



Karen Berger Cigars - CCST



BBS, LLC - CCST



Twins Smoke Shop and Lounge - CCST



Talking Stick Resort - CCST



SC EXCULSIV DISTRIBUTION SRL - CCST



Wild Bills Tobacco - CCST



Brandon T. Denton, MBA - CCST



Paragon Insurance Services - CCST



Ciscos Bourbon and Cigar Club - CCST



Floor 99 - CCST



NEAGU GEORGE FLORENTIN PFA - CCST



Leaf and Grape - CCST



Nicholas Olson - CCST



Jason Hanselman - CCST



Moments with Mechelle LLC - CCST



Lexie Moon Experience - CCST



Escape Cigar Lounge, LLc - CCST



John Lloyd - CCST



Puro-Som - CCST



VelocityCigarReview - CCST



Studio Cigar Lounge - CCST



Vintage Cigar Lounge - CCST



Torch Cigar Pub - CCST



CIGAR RIGHTS OF AMERICA - CCST



CPH Trading - CCST



Casa de Puros - CCST



Maria Kryshk - CCST



The Cigar Team - CCST



Rodriguez Olivan Cigars Factory, SRL - CCST



Coral Yachts - CCST



Cut Light And Smoke - CCST



Quality Fresh - CCST



Scotland Yard Cigar and Spirits LLC - CCST



Adios Golf Club - CCST



Christies Premium Cigars - CCST



SOTL Global Movement - CCST



The Cigar Box Orlando - CCST



Robert Hohlefelder - CCST



J.Scott Cigar Stories - CCST



Shu Fai Li - CCST



Humphrey Brother Cigar Co. LLC. - CCST



Darwin Darling - CCST



INGOODCOMPANYCIGARS LLC - CCST



Cape Fear Cigar Experience, LLC - CCST



The Comfort Zone Cigar Lounge and Bar LLC - CCST



Jack and Sadies Cigar Lounge - CCST



Flayva Cigars - CCST



Rezaul Haque - CCST



Precious Blends - CCST



The Cigar Host - CCST



Humidor Hounds, LLC - CCST



Paul Glozer - CCST



Soho Cigar Bar - CCST



HAVANA CASTLE - CCST



Perryman Browne and Associates LLC - CCST



Whiskey Culture - CCST



JMG International, Inc - CCST



The Cigar Guy - CCST



HERficionado - CCST



Jonathan Marks - CCST



S. J. Boyce - CCST



Soho House - CCST



CIGAR SOCIAL CLUB LLC - CCST



Danos Cigar Lounge LLC - CCST



Dissident Cigars - CCST



The Leaf Cigar Emporium, LLC - CCST



Ann Paris - CCST



The Balvenie - CCST



La Femme Cigare - CCST



La Jefa Cigars, LLC - CCST



Leanne Stewart - CCST



Habano Cigars - CCST



Shon Blue - CCST



Mayflower Inn & Spa - CCST



King George Hotel - CCST



Arledge Enterprises - CCST



OS Wine Pub - CCST



CASA PURO - CCST



High End Cigars - CCST



Suero Cigars - CCST



Dimitris Tsotsoros - CCST



The Vintage Whiskey and Cigar Bar - CCST



Hotel Grande Bretagne - CCST



Churchill Smoke Shoppe - CCST



The Pinnacle Cigar Parlor - CCST



Legenday Ash - CCST



Ash Fine Cigars and Lounge - CCST



KRG Hospitality - CCST



Tobacconist University - CCST



Michele Ramo - CCST



Magnolia Cigar Company, LLC - CCST



Cigar Kandy LLC - CCST



Red Phone Booth - CCST



Godfathers Cigar and Lounge, LLC - CCST



Silver Leaf Mobile Lounge, LLC - CCST



Lit Rooster - CCST



London House - CCST



SILVER SMOKE - CCST



Joy Littleton - CCST



Lake Country Cigar and Wine - CCST



Luckys rolling Smoke. - CCST



Patrick Glenwright - CCST



Badali Solutions LLC - CCST



Metropolis Cigar Co. - CCST



TUALATIN LIQUOR - CCST



Alex Mihalcea - CCST



Cigars and Liquid Gems - CCST



Hidden Gem Cigars - CCST



Cigars on the Boulevard - CCST



Lovely Cigars LLC - CCST



The Hill Cigar Co - CCST



Tobacco Road Lounge - CCST



BllendDesignOffice - CCST



Tobacco Business Magazine - CCST



Suite Seven Cigars and Entertainment Events - CCST



The Mobile Cigar Lounge - CCST



Out of the smoke (mobile cigar lounge) - CCST



Smoke n memories - CCST



Longhorn Cigars - CCST



Nicholas Duarte - CCST



O2 Cigars - CCST



Gotham Cigar Enthusiasts - CCST



Calada Cigar Services and Essentials - CCST



Platinum Cigar Company - CCST



Cigar Central - CCST



The Cigar and Scotch co - CCST



Holdens Legacy Cigar Company - CCST



Good Smoke LLC - CCST



La Cubana Cigar and Wine Lounge - CCST



Oasis Cigar Lounge - CCST



Tribe Cigar and Tobacco - CCST



About The Leaf - CCST



Todd Zisholtz MD - CCST



Nestor Castillo Enterprise - CCST



Havana Cigar Lounge - CCST



Cigar-X - CCST



Tulsa Hills Cigar Cellar - CCST



BYEit! - CCST



The Dog House Cigar Bar - CCST



Juana Diaz Cigars - CCST



Ash and Air LLC - CCST



Travelers Delight Cigars Lounge llc - CCST



Bon Vie Mobile Cigar Lounge, LLC - CCST



The Cigar Pairing Parlor LLC - CCST



JJ Cigar Lounge - CCST



Anthony Kharrat - CCST



Humidor Collective - CCST



Tobacco Trade Consulting - CCST



Bruce Rivera LLC - CCST



The Shop Cigar Lounge - CCST



Revolucion Cigar Roller - CCST



ProPalate - CCST



Bossman Cigar Lounge - CCST



Fayas Cigars - CCST



Ryan Otte - CCST



Peter James Leather Company Inc. - CCST



Brown Jug - CCST



Reserve Cigar Company, LLC - CCST



Karma Cigar Bar - CCST



Village Bourbon and Cigar LLC - CCST



Kentucky Colonel Cigar and Spirits Club - CCST



YBE Tobacco Group, LLC - CCST



Kalispel Tribe of Indians - CCST



Black Crown Social - CCST



Bohemian Cigar Chic - CCST



Chateau Mobile Cigar Lounge llc - CCST



Island Girl Cigar Bar (PVB) - CCST



Plume Cigar Lounge - CCST



Jose Ovelar - CCST



Pure Stogie Smoke - CCST



Wilson Choi - CCST



CT Cigar Team - CCST



David Steur - CCST



Wendy D. Dunn Wine Education - CCST



Leafemme - CCST



Andreas Wessel - CCST



For The Love Of Cigars - CCST



Mate Bende - CCST



Chatt Eclectic - CCST



Quema Cigars - CCST



REUEL CIGARS - CCST



PCA - CCST



Green Room Cigar Lounge - CCST



Tap N Ash Social Club - CCST



Sungpyo Hong - CCST



Tiana Byrd - CCST



The Frogs Crown - CCST



NV Media LLC - CCST



Tasting Smoke - CCST



The Cigar Box in Indianapolis - CCST



2ND ST CIGAR CO. - CCST



Stix and Stix - CCST



Cigar Memories LLC - CCST



The Cigar Room llc - CCST



Havana’s Wine and Cigar Lounge - CCST



BloodSweatAndCigars LLC - CCST



The Torched Leaf - CCST



ATL Cigar Co. - CCST



Blanc a Rouge - CCST



Steven R Pinheiro - CCST



Ryan Theuerkauf - CCST



Tonia Members - CCST



La Fogata Fusion Restaurante - CCST



Heritage Premium Cigar Shop - CCST



The Rooster Smokehouse LLC - CCST



Wordens Market - CCST



Ambassador Cigars and Spirits - CCST



TBD - CCST



Arturo Fuente Cigar Club - CCST



Hutch Humidor - CCST



Espanola Cigars - CCST



Joe Rand - CCST



The Isaac Group dba The Sexy Creative - CCST



Richard Mazza - CCST



Maduro Aficionado - CCST



Toro - CCST



Finest Hour Cigars - CCST



Tobacco Seed Gallery - CCST



Anthony Salemi - CCST



Holy Smoke Cigars and Lounge LLC - CCST



Chaloners and Co. - CCST



CigarSmokingChick - CCST



The Lyceum - CCST



Apes Hill Barbados Inc - CCST



A Touch of Smoke - CCST



Bern City Cigars - CCST



Bonchero cigar and coffee - CCST



Bungalow 717 Cigars - CCST



Road Smoke Enterprises LLC - CCST



Hugo Enterprises, LLC - CCST



Daniel H Engel Jr - CCST



Thomas Skandalis - CCST



That Son of Jack LLC - CCST



Mark Humphrey - CCST



Mesa Cigar Lounge - CCST



Lounge 611, LLC - CCST



LaVega Lounge - CCST



Speak E-Z Cigars - CCST



Legacy Cigar Lounge - CCST



Kevin Houck - CCST



Cigar Trappings - CCST



Anuj Inc. - CCST



Rolling Ash - CCST



BUMALAFA Tobacco - CCST



MoJo Consulting and Training LLC Dba CigarBartech - CCST



TreBella Enterprises - CCST



Rigby’s Cigars - CCST



Spurgeons Cigars - CCST



Cigar Box Mobile Humidor and Tobacconist - CCST



Anita Sutton - CCST



The George and Dragon British Pub LLC - CCST



Fat Lion Cigars - CCST



Founding Fathers Collective - CCST



HUB 21 - CCST



Jua Wan Lewis - CCST



Bronx Havana Room - CCST



Sacred_Vitola - CCST



Jess Peters - CCST



Liquid Vessel - CCST



Embers Mobile Cigar Lounge - CCST



William Penoyer - CCST



Sam Marquard - CCST



James Britt - CCST



Premium Topp Leaf Enterprise Corp - CCST



Perfect Draw Cigar Lounge - CCST



Randall Bland - CCST



Giacobetti - CCST



Thankful Burt - CCST



Cultured Cigar Concierge - CCST



Phil and Derek’s Restaurant and Lounge - CCST



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Tobacconist Tip
#355
The Cuban Revolution of 1959 instigated a mass exodus of cigar makers to the Dominican Republic, Canary islands, Central America and the United Stated of America. This 'brain drain' helped usher in the golden age of cigar making that is occurring today, albeit decades later.

 
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