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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CCXIII

29 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.

1) Cigar Rights of America announced that General Cigar President Dan Carr and cigar enthusiast Mark Brownlee have joined the organization’s Board of Directors. Brownlee, who lives in Illinois, was among the first to be appointed as a CRA Ambassador. “CRA was created to serve the cigar enthusiasts across the United States…to counter the oppressive legislation confronting those that simply want to enjoy a great cigar,” said Jeff Borysiewicz, a CRA board member. “Naming a cigar consumer to the board was the next logical step in the organization’s evolution.”

2) Smoking Ban Alerts: South Dakota voters will decide on Tuesday whether or not to expand the state’s smoking ban to bars and casinos. All four candidates vying for the Kansas governorship say their state’s smoking ban is too restrictive. Meanwhile, a court ruling found that Kansas City health department workers, while not law enforcement officials, have the legal authority to issue smoking citations.

3) Inside the Industry: Rocky Patel is opening a high-end cigar lounge in Naples, Florida, called “Burn.” Ernesto Perez-Carrillo’s six-size Core Blend is now arriving at tobacconists nationwide.

4) Around the Blogs: Smoking Stogie smokes a Fuente Sand Shark. Stogie Review reviews a Nestor Miranda Art Deco. Cigar Inspector inspects a Liga Privada No. 9. Cigar Fan fires up a Puros Huerfanos. Tiki Bar kicks back with a La Flor Dominicana Cameroon Cabinet Chisel.

5) Deal of the Week: There are some scary good deals in this unpublicized Halloween sale. Our favorite features bundles of the Cuban Crafters Cameroon blend in the Torpedo and Robusto varieties for $65 and $50 respectively.

The Stogie Guys

photo credit: CRA

2 Responses to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CCXIII”

  1. Giddeon S Friday, October 29, 2010 at 8:46 am #

    I like that CRA is keeping it real by appointing a consumer to the board. I hope Mr. Brownlee will maintain the organization's focus — CRA, after all, is supposed to serve the interests of cigar buyers, not cigar producers.

  2. Sgt. Mehoff Monday, November 1, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    All these smoking bans are ridiculous, this is why Ive switched to those Crown7 electric cigarettes, I can smoke these anywhere and not have to worry about those bans!