Anti-smoking legislature is fraught with problems, not the least of which is the erosion of personal liberty. I can understand anti-smoking laws in schools and hospitals, and even government buildings. But if you thought that banning smoking in privately-owned restaurants and clubs was an overstep of authority, wait until you get a load of this.
The “City that Never Sleeps” is currently considering legislation that would expand anti-smoking laws to include to the city’s parks, beaches, and other public outdoor locations, including Times Square. The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) and New York Tobacconist Association have formed a partnership to oppose the measure.
Said IPCPR legislative director Chris McCalla, “We’re against legislated smoking bans of any kind, and so should everyone else [be]…they take away fundamental rights of citizens everywhere. In public places like these, common courtesy should prevail, not heavy-handed, misguided legislation.”
I just LOVE that part about common courtesy over heavy-handed, misguided legislation. It perfectly sums the fundamental problem of the “nanny state.”
The substance of the measure irks me as a conscientious cigar smoker, but that’s only part of it. More important is the fact that precious time and taxpayer money are being wasted on such a trivial non-issue. It’s time for elected officials to focus their energies on the economy, crime, poverty, or anything else that matters.
Last I checked, smoking was legal. Moreover, the punitive taxation of smokers leads me to believe that the government needs people to keep smoking. But the “nibbling away” of smokers’ rights has got to go. It is a monumental waste of resources, yielding nothing positive.
See the petition against the NYC smoking ban.
In this series of blogs, I’ll explain how these sampler programs work, what the benefits are, and hopefully, make the case for you to give them a try.
Earlier this week, I wrote about “Best Of “Cigar Samplers. Today we’ll focus on another unique cigar sampler program, Wise Buys. Of special note is that all Wise Buy Samplers are on sale this weekend only, Friday October 1st through Sunday, October 3rd.
Many cigar smokers don’t realize that they could be saving literally hundreds, while still enjoying cigars of similar quality, made in the same factories, by the same tabaqueros, using tobaccos of identical or near-identical quality.
Wise Buys offer one-part cigar comparison, and one-part entertainment. Each sampler contains 5 cigars from a highly-rated national brand, and 5 comparable Famous Value Priced Alternatives. What’s more, each is named after a gangster with a description to match.
The Famous alternatives were chosen by our crack team of cigar-chomping employees, and each makes a very convincing case for our Famous Value Brands!
- The mild, sweet-tipped Baccarat Rothschild is paired with Pai Gow Robusto in the Bugsy Wise Buy.
- The Little New York Wise Buy pairs up 5 medium-bodied Romeo y Julieta Bully cigars with 5 La Campiña Robustos.
- 5 full-flavored Cohiba Robusto cigars are paired up with 5 CAO CX2 Rob in the Turk Wise Buy.
With 20 Wise Buys samplers (and more on the way),
there’s surely a Wise Buy sampler to suit your flavor and strength preference. If you can find it, you could find yourself with a lot more money in your pocket!