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Out of the Humidor

CA Readers
From the Print Edition:
Premier Issue, Autumn 92

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Editor's Response: Given the candidates running for president, maybe a smoke-filled room would help clear the air.

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Nov. 20, 1991

Dear Marvin:

Despite your sexist ad: "wife who won't let you smoke at home", etc., there are women out there who smoke cigars and are interested in your new publication. Count me in on the cigar publication.


Elaine Futhey
Charlottesville, Virginia

Editor's Response: We're not sexist. In fact, we hope the ranks of female cigar smokers swell in the coming years.

The sad reality, however, is that many women seem to be "programmed" against letting men light up. It is especially frustrating that we can't smoke in our own homes, my home included. There needs to be some kind of compromise.

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Nov. 6, 1991

Dear Marvin:

I certainly enjoy cigars and my wife likes them, too. She likes them because her father used to smoke cigars and when I light up, it brings back fond memories for her with such emotional overtones that she becomes docile, like I am her father substitute! Truly, cigars are unique items which conjure up much about the smoker's personality, style and savoir-faire.

There is nothing finer than a good smoke, except a good magazine that reports on a good smoke.

I look forward to your publication.


James Milner
San Francisco, California

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Feb. 24, 1992

Dear Marvin:

I'm an American who smuggles "Cubanos." My wife says about my smoking at home: "If it makes him happy, what the hell."

Put me on the list.

P.S. If you need some info on the L.A. cigar scene, an occasional contributor, or just a pep talk, call. Good luck.

Mark H.
Los Angeles, California

Editor's Response: It's a shame we can't publish Mark's name in full as we would love to give recognition to his very smart wife.

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May 1, 1992

Dear Marvin:

Here's to a smoking success!

My best,

Phillip Guarascio
General Manager,
Marketing and Advertising*
General Motors Corp.
Detroit, Michigan

*Effective July 15, 1992

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March 3, 1992

Dear Marvin:

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Comments   2 comment(s)

Gary Frandsen — Port Byron, Illinois, usa,  —  April 12, 2013 2:15pm ET

Dear Marvin:

After reading the latest edition of Cigar Aficionado,I realized that our article about Laurence Fishburne left out an acting credit. He was in the 1986 CBS TV Show
"Pee-wee's Playhouse" as Cowboy Curtis.
I do enjoy reading your magazine cover to cover and will be a life long reader. Thanks

john zakes jr — La Porte, Indiana, USA,  —  May 13, 2013 12:17pm ET

I have been a subscriber for at least 15 years. love the articles and especially the ratings. Enjoy the pictures also. I just wish they would print only pictures with the cigars actually lit. was no big deal for awhile but in the last year,I have seen people holding unlit cigars the wrong way!! the wedding pictures are really prone to this. just doesn't seem to be right-my opinion.

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