Out of the Humidor
From the Print Edition:
Premier Issue, Autumn 92
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Nov. 8, 1991
I love cigars--have smoked them for many years. Please put me on your mailing list.
Thomas Evans, Jr.
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Nov. 10, 1991
Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus...and he looks like Marvin and doesn't give toys but promises a cigar lover's magazine! You have made my day!
RV West Magazine
Editor's Response: And your letter has made mine. Your reward? A lifetime subscription to CIGAR AFICIONADO with my compliments.
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Nov. 13, 1991
You are absolutely correct--my wife will not let me smoke my Cuban cigars in the house. At this time of the year you can find me in the yard with my hat and gloves on smoking my Havana...even the dog refuses to come out and share my smoke with me.
Alan W. Kosloff
President and CEO
American Marketing Industries Inc.
Kansas City, Missouri
Editor's Response: Hey Alan, maybe it's time for a new dog?
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Dec. 15, 1991
My husband fits the profile--including the wife who hates cigar smoke at home. Yet here I am, putting him on your list.
(wife of) Ray Schipani
Editor's Response: You sound like a great wife. And Ray's a very lucky guy.
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Nov. 19, 1991
We are a much maligned minority. Does the phrase, "Pipes and cigars prohibited" stick in your craw? I am smoking a cigar, and I am beginning to feel the world closing in on me.
There are fewer and fewer public places in which I feel comfortable taking a draw on a cheroot--even some of the club-like leather and brass restaurants now ban cigars. Even the Palm in Washington, D.C. seems disconcerted when there is even a suggestion that a patron (meaning me) might fire up a heater. What is this world coming to?
I really do not want to impose my fancy on others if they want to avoid it, and I will not, but cigarette smokers seem to have a real advantage. Our voice must be heard, if even only by ourselves. Your magazine might serve that noble purpose.
Good luck and Congratulations,
Bruce D. Collins
Editor's Response: Your letter is confirmed by independent research which concluded that the single greatest barrier to cigar enjoyment is the fewer and fewer public places there are to light up. Perhaps, in time, this situation will change. I would certainly encourage you to patronize those restaurants which allow or encourage cigar enjoyment. Please see David Shaw's article, "Where Can I Smoke In Peace? "
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Dec. 5, 1991
I returned tonight from Hong Kong with two boxes of Hoyo de Monterrey Double Coronas in my wife's underwear. Sign me up.
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