Archive for April, 2013

A Taxing Problem, A New Cigar and FDA by Frank Seltzer

I am just back from NATO, the National Association of Tobacco Outlets, convention in Vegas.  This is a much smaller show than the IPCPR coming up this summer, but it is interesting nonetheless.   Because the members are primarily tobacco outlets, there were a lot of cigarette, especially electronic cigarette companies on the floor.  But that [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - April 30, 2013 at 08:47

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Room 101 Big Delicious

Big Delicious is the brain child of Room 101 owner Matt Booth, and Smoke Inn owner Abe Dababneh. Smoke Inn has teamed up with various manufacturers in the past, to form what they call their MicroBlend Series. As for marketing, hey, this is Matt Booth here (Psst! Call me <3 ). Match him up with [...]

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Posted by Tom - April 29, 2013 at 23:00

Categories: Abe_Dababneh, Big_Delicious, Cigar Reviews, Cigars, Matt_Booth, Room_101, smoke_inn   Tags:

Penalized for Banning Smoking? By Frank Seltzer

Here is a refreshing viewpoint.  A Missouri legislator has introduced legislation that would penalize towns and counties to give up revenue from businesses affected by the banning of smoking. The legislator –  Republican Representative Kathie Conway – says she is trying to protect the rights of bar owners, restaurants and other businesses.  She tells the [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - April 24, 2013 at 09:42

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Golfing and Cigar Smoking for Dummies by Steve Nathan

Last weekend, I turned on the TV just for some background noise while I scoured through useless websites on my laptop and it just so happens that the Masters Tournament was on. I understand that this is the prestigious event where the winner gets an ugly green polyester sport coat. Really? If I want to [...]

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Posted by JR Cigars Blog - April 19, 2013 at 10:05

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Iconic Leaf Recluse Draconian Blend

Thanks to Iconic Leaf Cigar Company for sending me a couple samples to review. From what I’ve read, this blend will be released at the 2013 IPCPR convention. There will be three sizes in a shape that they call “Sidewinders.” Prior to IPCPR, three box shaped sizes will be released at five retailers. The samples [...]

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Posted by Tom - April 16, 2013 at 23:00

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More New Cigars and New Taxes by Frank Seltzer

Davidoff is coming out with a new cigar which is a huge departure for them.  The company which makes The Griffin’s, Zino and Avo along with the traditional White Label Davidoff is branching out.  All of the Davidoff cigars are made in the company’s factory in the Dominican Republic and blended by cigar master Hendrik [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - April 16, 2013 at 13:01

Categories: Avo, cigar, cigar blog, Cigars, Davidoff, Davidoff Nicaragua, drew estate, higher taxes does not cut youth smoking, JR Cigars, Smoking bans do not cut smoking, The Griffin, Tobacco Tax hike, zino   Tags:

Benji shipping, among others, and Florida Beach Ban Toast but Not Hawaii by Frank Seltzer

  Back in January I told you about the Benji Menendez Majestuoso coming back out as a permanent addition to the Partagas line..  Well they are shipping now.  In talking with a rep from General Cigar, he told me that the 6” x 46 special Partagas cigar should be hitting shelves this week or next.  [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - April 9, 2013 at 10:00

Categories: Avo, cigar news, Cigars, El Rabito de Cochino, hawaii beach ban, ipcpr, JR Cigars, La Gloria Cubana, McCalla, Partagas, Partagas Master Series, SMoking ban in Florida dead, Tatuaje cigars   Tags:

Strange Smoking Laws and funny Animal Tricks… Huh? by Steve Nathan

  As more and more states adopt repugnant tobacco taxes in a thoughtless (and most likely devastating) attempt to destroy our beloved cigar industry, they are also further kicking us in proverbial nut-sack by creating laws that prohibit smoking in public places such as parks, beaches, bars, restaurants and, in some extreme cases, even your [...]

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Posted by JR Cigars Blog - April 4, 2013 at 08:44

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General Wins,Non-Smoking Doesn’t Pay and Bye Duke by Frank Seltzer

Cohiba is a name in cigars that is well known.  Like most Cuban brands the mark has two owners… the Cuban Cohiba and the Dominican version made by General Cigar since the early 1980s.  General Cigar trademarked the Cohiba name back in the 80s, but Cuba has been fighting that for the past 16 years.  [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - April 2, 2013 at 14:26

Categories: Bloomberg, Casino, Cigars, Cohiba, Dominican Cigars, General Cigar, JayZ, JR Cigars, Revel, Smoking Pays   Tags:


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