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Out of the Humidor

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From the Print Edition:
David Caruso, Jan/Feb 2007

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Dear Marvin,
As a Cigar Aficionado subscriber and an occasional cigar smoker, I want to say thank you for perhaps the classiest magazine on the market. I particularly enjoyed the "Smoke Screens" article the October issue.

As one who has completed his graduate degree, I'd be more than happy to tell anyone that while good research and statistics can bring about accurate conclusions on a subject, improper research or research conducted to promote a political agenda can be nothing short of misleading. I'm sure none of the research conducted on secondhand smoke has any political agenda, right?

Does anyone remember a few years ago when it became politically correct and safe to attack cigar smokers and a few joked that the government would one day come after the type of foods we choose to eat? Most folks laughed, a few cringed. No one is laughing anymore. After all, we as adults cannot correctly choose what we should eat, so Big Government is going to step in and tell us.

If we take a look at all the other potential harmful products and practices available, we should start worrying about such things as cell phones, alcohol, sports cars, skiing, mountain climbing and even sex. I am most worried about my backyard barbecue, as I know that thing releases far more harmful chemicals into the air than a cigar.

So after reading your magazine, I decided to do the right thing. I purchased a box of La Aroma de Cuba Robusto cigars. It was the first box of cigars I have ever purchased. "Do all things in moderation" is the famous saying, so it just seemed the right thing to do.

Keep the fires burning.

Jeffrey W. Scott
Cibolo, Texas

Dear Marvin,
Here's a thought for my fellow smokers regarding those who persecute us: At times to be silent is to lie. You will win because you have enough brute force. But you will not convince. For to convince you need to persuade. And in order to persuade you would need what you lack: reason and right.—Don Miguel de Unamuno Best regards and wishes for continued success.

Bob Perez
Beechhurst, New York

Dear Marvin,
Recently my family got together for my aunt's birthday. Most of the time these events are very predictable and, for lack of a better term, mundane. However, on this occasion it was very different.

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