Out of the Humidor
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.
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
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.
Pacific Palisades, California
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March 13, 1992
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.
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
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
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.
Editor, Advertising Age
New York, New York
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