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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CXXIII

9 Jan 2009

In our ongoing effort to make as entertaining and informative as possible, each Friday we’ll post a mixed bag of quick cigar news and other snippets of interest. We call ‘em Friday Samplers. Enjoy.

Third-Hand Smoke1) The anti-smoking zealots’ newest weapon is the notion of so-called “third-hand smoke”—harmful particles that remain on surfaces after smoking. Chris McCalla, legislative director for IPCPR, notes that the idea, while implausible, is gaining traction. “Now that it has been given a catchy name…Google is showing nearly one million results for ‘third-hand smoke’ occurring almost overnight,” he said in a press release.

2) Jacob Grier, friend of, recently published an excellent op-ed about Oregon’s new smoking ban entitled “Let’s not pretend it’s about saving lives.” A bartender in the state, Jacob argues that nonsmokers only pretend to care about health issues in order to impose their preferences on the public.

3) Inside the Industry: ST Group, the parent company of CAO, acquired Toraño’s cigar factories where many CAO cigars are made. Arganese Cigars has released Cugine after teaming up with “The Sopranos” actor Joe Gannascoli.

4) Around the Blogs: Keepers of the Flame lights up an Aurora Barrel Aged. A Cigar Smoker checks out the Los Blancos Criollo. Stogie Review smokes a CAO LX2. Cigar Jack reviews a Gurkha Signature Red 1887.

5) Deal of the Week: New Years specials are still running over at Cuban Crafters where you can pick up special deals on Stogie Guys favorites like the Miami Medina 1959 Lancero, J.L. Salazar Toro, and the Cupido Criollo Doble Perfecto. Pick ’em up here.

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2 Responses to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CXXIII”

  1. dmjones Friday, January 9, 2009 at 12:40 pm #

    The public health Nazis never stop do they? Third-hand smoke? What a frickin' joke! The data is out, people, and statistically, there is no danger from second hand smoke:

    I called the "Truth" campaign on the carpet over this and they refuse to even acknowledge the article, but it is well-documented.

    In other Nazi News Happenings:

    – the company I work for (which shall remain nameless at this point) today implemented a strict smoke-free workplace policy, mandating that people not only don't smoke in the offices or in the buildings. Now employees are not allowed to use tobacco products of any kind anywhere on the property where the company owns or leases space or in company cars or while on company business at places that do allow smoking. Fortunately, I work from home so I don't have to worry about this, but I am suitably appalled.

    – just heard this morning that the Los Angeles City Council is considering banning smoking at all outdoor "smoking patios" that were created when the state banned smoking at all indoor restaurants. So they want to tax smokers to pay for their little socialist healthcare policies, but don't want to allow smokers any place to smoke. Idiots…

    Rant over!

  2. Daniel Friday, January 9, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

    Man, you just had to give your links the nofollow tag, huh? What's up with that?

    Anyway, there's something wrong with your code, and I get a 404 from the CigarJack link. Just figured I'd give you a heads-up.