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La Aurora has announced plans to create La Aurora Cigar Institute, the first worldwide tobacco institute. The institute is part of La Aurora Cigar World and will set out to educate and teach those interested about the world of cigars in a didactic manner, through a group of recognized professionals who will communicate and disseminate the Dominican tobacco culture.

The La Aurora Cigar Institute will open next February and is endorsed by the Tobacco Institute of Dominican Republic. Its courses have been designed in terms of level and duration in accordance with the needs of the learner; on the initial stages, important representative figures of tobacco industry will be present in order to impart their knowledge and expertise on the subject.

According to Guillermo León, President of La Aurora “The next opening of La Aurora Cigar Institute will undoubtedly be one of the major projects of our company in a very special year, in which we will celebrate its 113 years of existence through five generations. It is a bet on innovation through the creation of a unique institution at global level that will assemble great recognized professionals for the sole purpose of sharing their knowledge and spreading the Dominican Tobacco culture.”

The institute will offer two types of courses: Course I runs for three days and deals with theoretical topics such as history of tobacco, economic and social importance of tobacco in the Dominican Republic, and climate and tobacco-growing areas in the Dominican Republic and how the tobacco plant is processed. The three-day Course II focuses on Dominican tobacco varieties, flavors and aromas of the different regions of Dominican Republic.

For more information on the La Aurora Cigar Institute, including dates and fees, visit

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