Posts Tagged ‘cigar’

Sifford’s name joins Revolution

Charlie Sifford raised his cane in his right hand and pointed to a creek running alongside a modest Charlotte golf course Tuesday. “If I wanted to make a living, I had to get some balls out of there,” he said. When a youthful Sifford found a good one, he could sometimes sell it for a quarter. ... read more >>

Cuban sets 5th Guinnes record with 81.8 meter long cigar

HAVANA — The 67-year-old Cuban cigar roller Jose Castelar, on Tuesday set a new Guinnes Record when completing a massive cigar measuring 81.80 meters long and 4 centimeters in diameter. The huge cigar is being exposed at the International Tourism Fair “FIT Cuba 2011” which runs from May 3 to 7 and Castelar said his next project will be to roll a cigar measuring 100 meters. ... read more >>

Thailand appeals WTO ruling on cigar case vs Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Thailand has filed for partial appeal on Tuesday over the WTO panel ruling which found the country guilty of violating customs valuation agreement and transparency rules by charging Philippine cigarettes higher taxes its locally manufactured cigarettes and was ordered to conform with the rules of the multilateral trading body. ... read more >>

No smoking at cigar bars?

LINCOLN — At Jake’s Cigars & Spirits in Omaha’s Benson area, customers were still puffing Thursday on thick-masted Perdomos and Rocky Patels. They might need to enjoy them while they still can. A Lincoln judge’s ruling earlier this week might snuff out the exemptions that cigar bars, tobacco shops and designated motel rooms enjoy to the state’s two-year-old smoking ban. ... read more >>

The cigar industry is pushing the proposal in a number of states citing a connection to marijuana use

SALEM — Oregon is one of a growing number of states where the cigar industry wants a ban on “blunt wraps” — which ostensibly are for roll-your-own cigar aficionados, but in many instances are used to make super-size marijuana joints. The Cigar Association of America requested House Bill 2363 as one of several such proposals in state capitals nationwide, said its Oregon lobbyist, Paul Cosgrove. ... read more >>

Local Cigar And Pipe Stores Survive The Times

Smoking isn’t what it used to be. There once was a time when smoking anything from cigarettes to pipes and cigars was considered chic and in vogue, but with society quickly moving further and further away from what was once an accepted practice, it seems to be no longer politically correct. The once flourishing business of cigar and pipe stores has taken a hit from this downturn, but that does not mean they are completely out of the game. ... read more >>

Winston Churchill’s cigar airbrushed from picture

In the well-known original image, Churchill makes a “V” shaped symbol with his fingers – while gripping a cigar in the corner of his mouth. But in a reproduction of the picture, hanging over the main entrance to a London museum celebrating the wartime leader, he has been made into a non-smoker through the use of image-altering techniques. ... read more >>

Cigar sales see worldwide slump

The Cuban cigar has historically been a status symbol among wealthy businessmen and, for Americans, forbidden fruit. But the recession has forced many to rethink their spending on amenities, and Cuban cigar sales plummeted last year. As a result, cigar producers and local cigar bars have begun targeting a new and perhaps unlikely segment of smokers: women. ... read more >>

A cigar isn’t always just a cigar

Re: “Our champions deserve a little fun”. Maybe you’re right to term Hockey Canada’s apology “fatuous,” and it might seem churlish to criticize a celebration, but, cigars? Imagine that Canada’s women’s hockey squad passed around a joint at centre ice, just to show a little joyful camaraderie. Sure, it’s not legal, but all the kids do it, right? ... read more >>

Smoking lounges on Long Beach council agenda again

LONG BEACH – The smell of smoke may be in the air again at today’s City Council meeting as Councilwoman Tonia Reyes Uranga asks to have a committee review new rules allowing smoking lounges. ... read more >>

Cigar, anyone? Belleville man grows gigantic tobacco plants in his backyard

Al Brierly watched his father and grandfather toil on their Kentucky tobacco farms, so he wanted nothing to do with the family business after being discharged from the Army in the early ’50s. ... read more >>