Chris on December 30th, 2011

… but not for the reason that The Economist suggests. The recent article in The Economist entitled, Up in smoke – Why size matters more than ever¬†puts forth the idea that because of economic declines and regulations that dictate where we can smoke, smokers of traditional “large” cigars are turning to miniature, cigarette-like cigars to [...]

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Chris on December 23rd, 2011

Earlier this month, MLive.com reported the opening of Grand River Cigar, a new cigar lounge at 131 S. Division Ave in Grand Rapids. Since Michigan passed its smoking ban in May of 2010, eliminating all smoking in public buildings (restaurants, bars, etc), and clamping down on the restrictions on cigar and hookah bars, news articles [...]

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Chris on December 22nd, 2011

Living in the midwest and hearing accounts of the broad-sweeping smoking bans that are being cast down onto the citizens of California tends to conjure up images of cigar smokers being relegated to dark, hidden, musty basements and back alleys. While this reality may still be upon us in the near future, I was happy [...]

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Chris on December 19th, 2011

I’ve received a lot of valuable feedback recently from CigarPlaces.com power users about the ability to remove locations from the map (or lack thereof). ¬† As the map continues to grow, and cigar laws continue to change around the world, it’s becoming more and more important for us to ensure that users have the ability [...]

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Chris on December 12th, 2011

If you’re a cigar smoker, and you haven’t taken the time to fill out the form on the CRA site to email your congressmen about the anti-cigar regulation that has been filed by the FDA, please take the time to do so now (more details about the CRA Action Alert below). I submitted the form [...]

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