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Out of the Humidor

CA Readers
From the Print Edition:
cigar case, Summer 93

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I picked up your publication while on vacation in Denver, and I can't remember when a magazine has brought me so much pleasure! I submitted my subscription card immediately, and I'd like to know how to obtain the first copy.

As one of life's most adamant nonsmokers, I never even permitted smoking in my home. However, I did observe that the only smokers I felt really enjoyed their habit were cigar and pipe smokers.

When I turned 40, 1 developed a taste not only for cigars but also for another of life's delights--a Martini. Discussing this phenomenon with a friend, he astutely observed, "You never needed a Martini--or a cigar--until you were 40!"

As a single mother, the practical side of cigar smoking is that it affords me genuine time to relax. When I smoke a cigar, I can't do anything else except read or watch television. It becomes a reward at the end of the day, and I do took forward to it.

Unfortunately, there are very few public places where I can enjoy a cigar, so I really appreciate the listing in the back of your magazine of restaurants specifically devoted to "cigar aficionados."

While most parents discourage smoking for their children, my teenage son and I enjoy comparing notes on cigars. He enjoyed your magazine more than I did because he loved the article on poker playing.

Keep up the good work--we both look forward to our next issue.

Jacqueline Parker
New York, New York

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Dear Marvin:

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William Mills — Orlando, Florida, USA,  —  June 13, 2013 7:37pm ET

Dear Marvin - Regarding the letter from Peter Worsham in the August issue, I lived in Havana from 1997 until 2000 as a member of the U.S. Interests Section. The GOOD cigars are indeed heavily controlled and expensive no matter where you buy them including Cuba. That said there was always counterfeit/seconds cigars to be had on the black market, but so easily available that the Cuban government had to be aware or complicit in their production and sale. In the end, although not top of the line cigars it was Cuban tobacco which I think is the best in the world.
Changing the subject, I just returned from a car trip to Eastern North Carolina and was surprised to see farm fields of growing tobacco. These same fields use to grow soy beans, cotton, and corn, while the owners were being paid NOT to grow tobacco. Can anyone tell me what has happened? Chinese demand? Domestic demand? Other?
Thanks for the fine magazine.

William Mills

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