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NATO Trade Show Gains Additional Exhibitors

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) received more commitments from tobacco suppliers and manufacturers that plan to exhibit at the association's inaugural trade show, to be held in Las Vegas in 2011.

The most recent companies to commit to exhibiting are Nat Sherman, New Image Global, Smokey Mountain Chew, Zander- Greg and K. K. International Corp.

Additional exhibitors previously announced include:

-- Arango Cigar Co.
-- Carolina Tobacco
-- Dom Rey Cigar Inc./Cusano Cigars
-- Drew Estate
-- Harold Levinson Associates
-- House of Oxford
-- King Maker Marketing
-- Renegade Tobacco/House of Windsor
-- Smoker Friendly Intl.
-- U.S. Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers
-- Zippo Lighter Co.
-- Altadis USA
-- Swisher International
-- Swedish Match
-- Republic Tobacco
-- National Tobacco Co.

NATO boardmember John Dan Gielen, who is also chairman of Tobacco Plus Discount Outlet stores, based in Crowley, La., said: "The retailers in the tobacco business know that NATO is our there fighting for them everyday, and this industry is happy to support the association's trade show because everyone knows it will generate more resources for NATO to fight the tobacco battles. And since NATO is a non-profit organization, every penny generated from the show is put right back into tobacco legislative efforts. If you're a retailer, than I can't see why you won't support the show."

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