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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CL

17 Jul 2009

As we have since July 2006, each Friday we’ll post a mixed bag of quick cigar news and other items of interest. We call ‘em Friday Samplers. Enjoy.

Cigar Troop1) After a recent Pentagon/Veterans Affairs study proposed banning tobacco in the U.S. military, the Department of Defense announced this week that it would not act on that recommendation. While the decision was applauded by many, most made no mention of soldiers’ individual rights—arguing instead that “extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures.” The military will continue to ban smoking indoors and during basic training.

2) The anti-tobacco movement, of course, isn’t just plaguing states and cities across America. From France and Turkey to Thailand and India, dozens of other countries are forcing smoking regulations upon their own citizens. This article lists many of the international smoking ban developments from January 2008 to the present.

3) Inside the Industry: The Cuban Press Sampler arrived at CAO headquarters on Tuesday. Theo Fulz, CEO and president of cigar giant Altadis, is retiring this fall and will be succeeded by current CFO Gary Ellis.

4) Around the Blogs: Stogie Review lights up a Rocky Patel Summer Collection 2009. Keepers of the Flame fires up a Tatuaje Havana VI Angeles. Cigar Inspector inspects a DPG Blue Label. reviews a Camacho SLR Maduro.

5) Deal of the Week: Why it’s called the “King Sampler” we’re not sure, but it does get you a dozen top smokes for about $3 per stick. Included are two each of the Gran Habano 3 Siglos Torpedo, the 5 Vegas Cask-Strength II, the Bahia Blu B500, the pricey Graycliff 1666 Presidente, the La Herencia Cubana Torpedo, and the tasty AJ Fernandez-made Man O’ War. Get yours here.

The Stogie Guys

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2 Responses to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CL”

  1. Ahmed Friday, July 17, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    we are here in the UAE facing the smoking ban every were, malls, cafes, hotels and most of the bars.

    Tax 200% on importing tobacco products.

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