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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler C

16 May 2008

In our ongoing effort to make as entertaining and reader-friendly as possible, each Friday we’ll post a selection of quick cigar news and stogie-related snippets. We call ‘em Friday Samplers. Enjoy.

Believe it or not, today is the 100th edition of the Stogie Guys Friday Sampler. We command you to celebrate with a cigar.

1) Albuquerque Councilor Michael Cadigan has withdrawn his proposal for an exemption-free smoking ban for the New Mexico city. Many applauded the decision, but many fear the battle is far from over. “Government is not going to let us be,” one cigar shop owner said. “Why are they trying to save us from ourselves?”

2) Celebrity political activist Sean Penn is apparently no fan of smoking bans. The actor, best known for his criticism of the Iraq War, lit up a cigarette to protest France’s new anti-smoking laws at a Cannes Film Festival press conference. The AFP reports an Iranian director quickly followed suit, claiming she needed a smoke “for medical reasons.”

3) Inside the Industry: Alec Bradley is releasing a new line called “Tempus,” which sports a wrapper Alec Bradley founder Alan Rubin discovered on a small Nicaraguan farm. Our friends at Cuban Crafters will be at Espresso Cigars in Clinton, Iowa this weekend. National Sales Director Alberto Noguera and Chief Roller Manuel Medina will be on hand to roll cigars, meet aficionados, and share a few smokes.

4) Around the Blogs : Cigar Jack checks out the Punch Rothschild Double Maduro. Her Humidor smokes the Dona Flor Mata Fina. Keepers of the Flame smokes an Augusto Reyes Criollo. Stogie Baby lights up a Nub Habano. Stogie Review smokes the Avo Tesoro LE. Stogie Fresh reviews a Camacho Scorpion Perfecto.

5) Deal of the Week: Cuban Crafters has slashed prices on a number of cigars. Included are boxes of Stogie Guys favorites, including the Cameroon and White Label lines – each of which is available at deep discount. See all the deals hereicon.

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2 Responses to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler C”

  1. Eunice Friday, May 16, 2008 at 4:55 am #

    Thanks for 100 weeks of keeping us updated on all things cigars!

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