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July 2008

Cigar Lounge Etiquette Primer

Posted: Jul 25, 2008 10:17am ET

About the only good that has come from the recent rounds of anti-smoking legislation has been the boon it has been for cigar retailers. Because most areas exempt cigar stores, smokers are driven to them when they want to cop a smoke in the middle of the day.

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Saved By The Cigar

Posted: Jul 8, 2008 3:56pm ET

Here’s a novel form of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Apparently, when Pablo Picasso was born in 1881, he wasn’t breathing and the midwife gave him up as stillborn. A quick-thinking and cigar-smoking uncle had other ideas, however.

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Cigars, Economics and Cardiology

Posted: Jul 1, 2008 11:12am ET

The irony of my job at Cigar Aficionado and my participation on its tasting panel is that I don’t often buy cigars. I don’t have to. About the only time it happens is when I’m in a country with more liberal policies about selling the bounty of the island nation to the south of Florida.

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