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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler XXVI

12 Jan 2007

In our ongoing effort to make StogieGuys.com as entertaining and reader-friendly as possible, each Friday we’ll post a sampler of quick cigar news and stogie-related snippets to tide you over for the weekend. We call ‘em Friday Samplers. Enjoy.

1) StogieGuys.com is now publishing seven days a week! This weekend we are introducing “Quick Smokes,” the newest feature to StogieGuys.com. Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a few sentences about a cigar we recently smoked with a simple Buy, Sell, or Hold recommendation. It isn’t a full review, just our quick impressions from a single cigar. Be sure to check in tomorrow for our first Quick Smoke, the Montesino Robusto Maduro.

2) The Bangor, Maine City Council announced that it will become the first municipality in the country to ban smoking in cars when anyone under the age of 18 is present. Tobacco Analysis, a fantastic website by Boston-based public health researcher and expert Micheal Siegel, has an in-depth breakdown of the law where he exposes the hypocrisy of the “feel-good,” but largely do-nothing, law.

atlantic-city.JPG3) Earlier this week we reported that Nancy Pelosi, the new Speaker of the House, was planning to ban smoking in the Capitol Building, and already it’s done. But an interesting twist is that while she banned smoking in the Speaker’s Lobby, where members of Congress congregate during votes, all the offices of the members are still exempted from the ban.

4) Not to be outdone by Bangor, or Congress, Atlantic City is preparing to ban smoking on the floors of the city’s 12 casinos (a place where only adults are allowed). We always thought cigars and gambling went together like bacon and eggs, but apparently not in the Reno of the East Coast.

5) Finally, we wanted to call your attention to the affiliate page we’ve put together, where you can find retailers to purchase everything from wine, cigars, golf clubs, and iTunes. This way you can make purchases you’d probably already make and know that a percentage of your buy helps StogieGuys.com improve our content for you and fellow Stogie Guys.

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5 Responses to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler XXVI”

  1. Sam Friday, January 12, 2007 at 6:46 am #

    Banning smoking in your own vehicle. Now that is absurd. I don't see how they enforce that. Do they pull you over and ask for the kid's ID? I'd just keep smoking and pay the fine. What about convertibles, would they be exempt? What's the difference between 16 and 19. They are going to have you believe that those under 18 are powerless captives to the evil smoker but those 18 and over it's fine to smoke up a storm in the car. More bogus crap. I suppose it's the only way Bangor can ever be a leader at anything other than knats and frost heaves.

  2. Patrick A Friday, January 12, 2007 at 9:51 am #

    Enforcement always seems to be an issue with these smoking bans. Funny, isn't it? The government has a hard time figuring out how to force people to behave they way they want us to.

    I seem to recall a similar enforcement problem with alcohol prohibition. That worked out well…

  3. Padronnie Friday, January 12, 2007 at 10:57 am #

    So StogieGuys.com is a true daily now… 7 days a week!

    The Wall Street journal is only 6 days a week. I gues that makes you better than them.

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  2. The Stogie Guys » Blog Archive » Stogie Guys Friday Sampler XXVII - Thursday, January 18, 2007

    […] 1) In the interest of seeing who actually supports and who opposes smoking restrictions, we further looked into that Bangor, Maine city council vote to ban smoking in vehicles with children that we reported in last week’s sampler. According to the Bangor paper, the vote was 6-3. Now, the council is nominally nonpartisan, but naturally most members are politically affiliated. The three who opposed the measure were one Democrat, one Republican, and one politician who e-mailed to say that he has “not been enrolled in any party for many years” but in the past had been registered as both a Democrat and Republican, depending on which primary he wanted to vote in. […]