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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CLXIII

16 Oct 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.

Oh, Canada...1) While flavored cigarettes have been illegal in the U.S. since September, Canadian politicians outdid their American counterparts this week by passing sweeping anti-tobacco legislation. The new law bans most flavored cigarettes and cigars, prohibits print ads for tobacco products, and criminalizes the sale of single cigars. These measures, coupled with a nationwide smoking ban, place Canada among the least cigar-friendly nations on the planet.

2) New York City officials are aiming to expand on  FDA regulations by banning all flavored tobacco that isn’t intended for hookahs or pipes. The bill, now on Mayor Bloomberg’s desk, would make illegal flavored and infused cigars like Acid by Drew Estate, Flavours by CAO, and Java by Rocky Patel.

3) Inside the Industry: Frank Herrera’s 1608 La Caridad del Cobre cigars are set to debut on October 24 in Orange Beach, Alabama. Angelenos, a new cigar by Funete and Prometheus (who already partner to make God of Fire), will debut this fall.

4) Around the BlogsStogie Review lights up a Perdomo Patriarch Maduro. Keepers of the Flame fires up a Verdadero Organic. Cigar Reviews samples the Berger & Argenti Entubar. Nice Tight Ash reviews a DPG Cuban Classic.

5) Deal of the Week: Via email, we got wind of these special Halloween deals over at Cuban Crafters, which you won’t find from their regular homepage. Included are boxes of the Don Kiki Green Label ($30), La Carolina ($75), Cuban Crafters Cameroon ($75), Cupido Tuxedo ($110), and a sampler of the 1959 Miami Medina ($30). Grab yours here.

The Stogie Guys

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One Response to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CLXIII”

  1. The Friday Cigar Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 8:03 pm #

    Being from Canada, I was shocked and terrified to read that the new law banned single cigar sales here… I checked with my local B&M and he tells me that this only applies to flavoured cigars (which I suspect is what you meant in your post). Such a ban would be devastating to sales here, where the taxes are so high that single premiums usually cost $20 and up.