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Yes Virginia, you can smoke cigars in Philadelphia

In a blog I stumbled upon by Chris Mohney, Editor of Gridskipper.com (The Urban Travel Guide), he refers to a map posted in Philadelphia Magazine’s Daily Examiner showing where “brothers of the leaf” can smoke in “The City of Brotherly Love.”

“These aren’t just reader-generated tips on which bartenders will turn the other way or provide water-filled paper cups,” writes Mohney, “Rather, the map features venues that manage to get around the city’s year-old ban in some pseudo-legitimate fashion. Neither the map points nor the brief intro explains why these different bars can legally allow smoking, but a little Googling reveals that Philadelphia’s smoking laws don’t apply to any establishment where over 80% of revenue comes from alcohol.”

Click here to view the map of smoking bars in Philadelphia. £ 

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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