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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CCXXI

14 Jan 2011

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) This week, Great Neck, a suburb of New York City, became the first municipality in the Empire State to ban outdoor smoking on sidewalks. “Mayor Ralph J. Kreitzman says the ban was enacted after officials got complaints about smokers standing outside stores in the village,” reports the Wall Street Journal. “Kreitzman says violators found smoking on sidewalks in the 1.4-square-mile village could face fines of up to $1,000.” The law went into effect immediately.

2) A politician in Kentucky has proposed a bill that, in the unlikely event it is passed, would impose a no-exemption smoking ban on all indoor workplaces and public places in the state, including bars and restaurants. “Kentucky unemployment is nearly 11%, yet some legislators seem to be more interested in creating job-killing bills like smoking bans,” said Chris McCalla, legislative director of the IPCPR.

3) Upcoming Event: The Midwest Smoke Out has been scheduled for April 7 at the Horseshoe Casino outside Chicago. The event will feature spirits, cigars, food, and such guests as Carlito Fuente and Rocky Patel. The price of admission ($150) also includes a one-year membership renewal in Cigar Rights of America.

4) Around the BlogsStogie Review reviews a La Caridad del Cobre. Tiki Bar kicks back with a Paul Garmirian Symphony 20. Cigar Fan fires up a Padilla Dominus. Nice Tight Ash checks out La Sirena. Smoking Stogie smokes a Puro Express Bespoke. Two Tatuaje Reservas, the Gran Cojonu and Petite Cazadores, top

5) Deal of the Week: OneOff Cigars were once high-end smokes that cost plenty. This week’s deal features a clearance special with boxes of 20 OneOff cigars available in five sizes for under $2 per stick. Grab yours here.

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One Response to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CCXXI”

  1. CigarBlogger Friday, January 14, 2011 at 6:25 am #

    Around the Blogs: There is an interesting interview with CAO's Jon Huber at