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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CCXXXIV

15 Apr 2011

As we have since July 2006, each Friday we’ll post a mixed bag of quick cigar news and other items of interest. Below is our latest Friday Sampler.

1) Lawmakers in Macon are gearing up to tighten smoking regulations in the Georgia city. Despite a state law that limits smoking in most workplaces, the proposed ordinance—which faces a vote on April 19—would criminalize smoking in “bars and nightclubs, any hotel rooms, health care facilities, and almost every other indoor location except private houses,” according to the Macon Telegraph. “No less authority than the Federal Reserve Bank…is on record showing that smoking bans cost jobs and hurt businesses while putting them at a disadvantage to other competing businesses,” said Chris McCalla, legislative director of the IPCPR, in a press release.

2) In commemoration of Smoke Inn’s 15th anniversary, Padrón has created the new 1964 Anniversary SI-15 (6 x 60), which is made exclusively for the Florida-based retailer. Today marks the cigar’s national debut. If you can’t make it to the West Palm Beach location of Smoke Inn to try the cigar and meet the Padrón family, you can pre-order the SI-15 online.

3) Inside the Industry: May 6 has been declared the second annual National Nestor Miranda Cigar Day, an occasion when all authorized Nestor Miranda Collection retailers will be giving away cigars to visitors at no charge. Ted’s Handmade cigars is introducing “Hopz,” the first handmade cigar aromatically seasoned with beer hops and designed to be paired with a flavorful ale.

4) Around the Blogs: Smoking Stogie lights up a vintage Davidoff Dom Pérignon. Stogie Review reviews an Illusione 4/2g Slam. Nice Tight Ash checks out the Monte Pascoal. Cigar Fan fires up a Padilla Miami Maduro Edición Limitada. Velvet Cigar questions the marketing practices behind some online exclusive cigars.

5) Deal of the Week: Taxes may be due Monday, but Cuban Crafters is trying to give you a break with some Tax Day Specials. Pick up a box of 25 Cupido Criollo Dobles for just $55, or a box of 25 Cabinet Selections for $60.

The Stogie Guys

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One Response to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CCXXXIV”

  1. TriMarkC Friday, April 15, 2011 at 4:33 am #

    “No less authority than the Federal Reserve Bank…is on record showing that smoking bans cost jobs and hurt businesses while putting them at a disadvantage to other competing businesses,” said Chris McCalla, legislative director of the IPCPR.

    I'd love to see the original quoted report that this came from!