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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CCXI

15 Oct 2010

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.

Time to Study1) A trend among colleges and universities—both public and private—is the imposition of campus-wide smoking bans. The anti-tobacco zealots at the California-based American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation boast that, to date, there are 446 U.S. campuses that have completely criminalized smoking. Another 77 relegate tobacco usage to remote outdoor areas. You can find a complete list of these Draconian institutions here.

2) Officials in Cambridge are proposing to extend Massachusetts’ statewide smoking ban to include outdoor spaces like parks. “Ridiculous,” said Chris McCalla, IPCPR’s legislative director. “This is just another twisted attempt by lazy lawmakers to control people with unnecessary legislation based on unsubstantiated assumptions.” In a press release dated October 13, McCalla went to on cite that no credible studies have found secondhand smoke to be a health risk indoors, let alone outside.

3) Inside the Industry: The company formerly known as Reyes Family Cigars has changed its name to “Puros Indios/Cuba Aliados” and is introducing new packaging lower prices. Habanos. S.A. is reviving the H. Upmann Noellas in a traditional jar presentation. Davidoff released the new “Zino Chateau” featuring an Ecuadorian-grown Connecticut wrapper around Dominican tobaccos.

4) Around the Blogs: Stogie Review reviews the Viaje Summerfest. Cigar Inspector inspects the Red Lion Maduro. Smoking Stogie smokes the Tatuaje Face. Nice Tight Ash checks out the Liga Privada Dirty Rat. Tiki Bar kicks back with the Tatuaje 7th Reserva and 7th Natural.

5) Deal of the Week: Monday was Columbus Day, a good reason for a sale from Cuban Crafters. Great deals are available on the Cupido Tuxedo and J.L. Salazar blends. Grab yours here.

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One Response to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CCXI”

  1. Kevin Y Friday, October 15, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    Okay, so this may be the wrong crowd for such a comment, but I know that my college is considering a campus-wide smoking ban and I'm not against it. There are many non-remote, designated smoking areas but nobody pays them any attention. It is a frequent issue that students are smoking cigarettes in (or just outside of) outdoor, covered hallways, where the smoke has nowhere to go but drift into classrooms with open doors. Where there is such a lack of common decency, smoking bans will continue to gain hold. I believe in the right to enjoy a smoke most anywhere I please, but I also believe we must be respectful of others who don't wish it in their lives, especially in a school setting. Other than that, this is my first comment but I've been following the site for months. I love it, great work!