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Out of the Humidor

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

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As I witness attacks on the two most civilized vices left to man (wine drinking and cigar smoking), I know I must join you in singing the praises of cigars.

Please include me as a supporter of your new venture.

Yours truly,

J.L. Bruzzone
Alameda, California

Editor's Response: We hope that CIGAR AFICIONADO is merely the first step in defense of our constitutional rights.

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Feb. 23, 1992

Dear Marvin:

The important thing is that this stick of tobacco is drawing together men who would otherwise never meet. It transforms diversity into universality, stress into relaxation, strangers into friends. The cigar is powerful on many levels.

I smoked my first cigar 30 years ago, and in this time, little else has given me the pleasure of watching my money go up in smoke!

It's been a life-long dream to visit Havana. Articles like yours help keep the dream alive.

Best Regards,

Michael Nouri
Pacific Palisades, California

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March 13, 1992

Dear Marvin:

I have only recently discovered cigars--over the last year. My boyfriend is a pipe smoker and I just bought some (cigars) in a tobacco shop for us to share together--preferably with a great Port or Scotch. Now we smoke cigars quite frequently and enjoy choosing new ones together.

Please send me a copy of your new publication. I can't wait.


Cindy Weglarz
Bedford, Texas

Editor's Response: Cindy, if you ever break up with your boyfriend, please write us with your telephone number. No doubt there are thousands of cigar lovers across America who would be happy to make your acquaintance.

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Nov. 14, 1991

Dear Marvin:

I'm 31 years old, and have enjoyed cigar smoking since the age of 11.

David A. Ladisheff
Dover, New Hampshire

Editor's Response: While we do not encourage underage cigar smoking, we would be curious to know where you were able to practice outside the view of your parents and schoolteachers. By the way, did you have a favorite brand as a boy?

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May 6, 1992

Dear Marvin:

In an era where publishing companies, and entrepreneurs, first have to put together carefully worded and packaged mailers, develop business plans that will pass muster in financial circles, here you are, starting a new magazine on your own gut instinct (and passion for cigars). And my gut tells me you've got a winner!

All the very best with CIGAR AFICIONADO. I'm sure it will accomplish everything you wish for it.


Fred Danzig
Editor, Advertising Age
New York, New York

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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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