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  • Stogie Guys Friday Sampler No. 396

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    The Stogie Guys
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    As we have since July 2006, each Friday we’ll post a mixed bag of quick cigar news and other items of interest. Below is our latest Friday Sampler. 1) Officials in Oregon are aiming to criminalize cigar smoking on all 362 miles of the state’s Pacific coast beaches. The move follows the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Commission outlawing smoking in state parks earlier this year. “The proposed rules banning smoking have generated a significant amount of controversy from those who say banning smoking on the coast is unenforceable, an overreaction, and represents a slippery slope in…
  • How to store cigars in a coolerdor

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    Gary Korb
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have so many cigars you’ve run out of room to store them? It’s happened to me. Several years ago, I went on a cigar box buying binge and realized that even with 5 decent sized humidors, I had no room for the extra boxes. Though… The post How to store cigars in a coolerdor appeared first on Cigar Advisor.
  • Cigar News : Davidoff Announces Nicaragua Diadema Now Available

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    David
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    NOW AVAILABLE NICARAGUA DIADEMA Inspired by Zino Davidoff’s pioneering spirit, we have made it our mission to delight the aficionado by bringing him the widest variety of taste experiences and cigar pleasures. Our experts, led by master blender Henke Kelner, constantly explore every opportunity to create new and diverse ways of ensuring time spent with each Davidoff cigar is time beautifully filled. The path of discovery, which led to the intense flavours of Davidoff Nicaragua, takes a new direction. Cigar Aficionados can now continue their adventure into Davidoff Nicaragua and explore the…
  • What Are Tobacco Beetles and How Do You Fight Them?

    Cigar Reviews and Ratings at Cigar Inspector
    Inspector
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:46 am
    It’s a day like any other day—or so you think. You head to your humidor to grab a stogie; you haven’t had one in a couple weeks, and it’s time for a nice long, languorous smoke. You open up your humidor and you stumble backwards in horror. They’re so tiny you may not see them; in fact, you probably don’t. They’re only about the size of a pinhead. But you do see the damage they’ve created. There are holes in your cigars where the tobacco beetles have burrowed. You might see them crawling on your stogies or the insides of your cigar box. Whether you see them or not, your…
  • JOYA RED Arrives in Stores

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    Charlie Minato
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    The latest from Joya de Nicaragua has arrived in stores. Earlier this week, the company began a series of events focused on JOYA RED—the company’s new look medium-bodied cigar. The #first #lucky buyer of #joyared @joyacigars pic.twitter.com/3Hg2rJsSXa — Juan Martínez (@ji_martz) August 20, 2014 Launched at this year’s IPCPR convention and trade show, JOYA RED is meant to show off the modern side of Joya de Nicaragua with company President Juan Ignacio Martínez taking a lead role in the project alongside Leonel Raudez, Joya’s long-time factory manager. Every outside details…
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  • Stogie Guys Friday Sampler No. 396

    The Stogie Guys
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    As we have since July 2006, each Friday we’ll post a mixed bag of quick cigar news and other items of interest. Below is our latest Friday Sampler. 1) Officials in Oregon are aiming to criminalize cigar smoking on all 362 miles of the state’s Pacific coast beaches. The move follows the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Commission outlawing smoking in state parks earlier this year. “The proposed rules banning smoking have generated a significant amount of controversy from those who say banning smoking on the coast is unenforceable, an overreaction, and represents a slippery slope in…
  • Commentary: Innovation Makes Cigars Unique (and Uniquely Vulnerable)

    Patrick S
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    On Monday my colleague used a recent review and an old cigar assesment to highlight how individual cigar preferences can change over time. It’s something I suspect all seasoned cigar smokers have experienced. Individual tastes change, but there are also larger trends among smokers (think Nicaraguan-heavy blends, larger ring gauges, Ecuadorian wrappers, etc.). Fortunately, the cigar industry is well-positioned to respond to smokers’ demands, even if this often goes unappreciated by those of who benefit. Looking back over the past decade and you’ll see a pattern. One or two…
  • Cigar Review: Flores y Rodriguez Habano Magicos

    Patrick A
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    I often get asked by occasional cigar smokers something along these lines: “What’s a good, respectable brand that isn’t too expensive but delivers on quality?” In these situations, Pinar del Rio (PDR) invariably comes to mind. Consider the many blends in the PDR portfolio (kudos, by the way, to PDR for maintaining an attractive, easily navigable website to help you peruse these offerings). There are many winners—Classico Exclusivo, 1878 Cubano Especial Capa Natural, Habano Sun Grown, etc.—and almost all compete in the affordable $5-6 range. Another example is Flores y Rodriguez,…
  • Cigar Spirits: Willett Family Estate Rye

    Patrick S
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    I’m getting close to wrapping up our series of rye write-ups so we can put together a Guide to Rye, similar to our Stogie Guys A-Z Guide to Bourbon. This new Willett Family Estate Rye is one I definitely wanted to include. Willett has been bottling good rye for a while now, but up until a few years ago they didn’t distill any of it (at least since the 1970s). Companies, especially new ones, that bottle and brand whiskey made elsewhere are a dime a dozen (and that’s not a knock as some of it is quite good). Though Willett isn’t a new name in the whiskey game. On the…
  • Commentary: Changing (Cigar) Tastes

    Patrick A
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    I was struck by my colleague’s recent review of the Paul Garmirian Reserva Exclusiva Churchill. And it wasn’t the rare five-stogies-out-of-five rating that caught me off guard. Rather, it was a link he provided in his review to a Quick Smoke I had written over seven years ago. Amazingly, I actually remember smoking that Reserva Exclusiva Robusto and composing my short assessment. It was my first cigar from Paul Garmirian (PG). I purchased it from a tobacconist in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, and I smoked it while my then-girlfriend (now wife) and I were wasting time before a movie. As I…
 
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  • How to store cigars in a coolerdor

    Gary Korb
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have so many cigars you’ve run out of room to store them? It’s happened to me. Several years ago, I went on a cigar box buying binge and realized that even with 5 decent sized humidors, I had no room for the extra boxes. Though… The post How to store cigars in a coolerdor appeared first on Cigar Advisor.
  • Are cigars addictive or just a habit?

    Gary Korb
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I often wonder about that question, and the answer is “yes.”  You could ask the same question about coffee. If you have a cup of coffee every morning, it’s probably more of a habit – something you do on a regular basis – than an addiction. But if you drink 10 cups of coffee a… The post Are cigars addictive or just a habit? appeared first on Cigar Advisor.
  • AUGUST 8th – IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS.

    John Pullo
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you want to continue to enjoy premium cigars as a passion and hobby, don’t just make a comment to the FDA – make it a Damn Good Comment. If you’ve already spoken out about exempting premium cigars, thank you. Speaking up and speaking out is a big help for us all, as cigar enthusiasts.… The post AUGUST 8th – IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS. appeared first on Cigar Advisor.
  • IPCPR 2014: What’s New in Cigars and more!

    Gary Korb
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    During the past few weeks, you have probably read press releases or early reviews on some of the new cigars that debuted at this year’s International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Trade Show in Las Vegas (IPCPR 2014). Following is a recap (in no particular order) of some of the cigars and accessories that you… The post IPCPR 2014: What’s New in Cigars and more! appeared first on Cigar Advisor.
  • How to help get rid of cigar odor

    Gary Korb
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ooh-ooh that smell! Cigar smoke odor. It gets on your clothes, it stinks up your car, your man cave, office, wherever you prefer to partake indoors. So how do you deal with it? There are number of options available to you, so let’s get started… Stinky Clothes Since I’m fortunate enough to smoke cigars at… The post How to help get rid of cigar odor appeared first on Cigar Advisor.
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  • Cigar News : Davidoff Announces Nicaragua Diadema Now Available

    David
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    NOW AVAILABLE NICARAGUA DIADEMA Inspired by Zino Davidoff’s pioneering spirit, we have made it our mission to delight the aficionado by bringing him the widest variety of taste experiences and cigar pleasures. Our experts, led by master blender Henke Kelner, constantly explore every opportunity to create new and diverse ways of ensuring time spent with each Davidoff cigar is time beautifully filled. The path of discovery, which led to the intense flavours of Davidoff Nicaragua, takes a new direction. Cigar Aficionados can now continue their adventure into Davidoff Nicaragua and explore the…
  • Cigar News : THE GUAYABERA LADY FOUNDATION AND THE FUENTE FAMILY PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE 3RD ANNUAL “HAVANA NIGHTS”

    David
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    THE GUAYABERA LADY FOUNDATION AND THE FUENTE FAMILY PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE 3RD ANNUAL “HAVANA NIGHTS” The “Fuente Family Affair” event hits South Florida this October 25, 2014 (Miami, FL) August 21, 2014— Miami is no stranger to amazing events. But few are charged with such a powerful message and such a dynamic group of supporters. The Inaugural Havana Nights – “A Fuente Family Affair” event was held in 2012. The fete was unforgettable to many, as it was also one of the largest fundraising events held for the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation. With great pleasure is the…
  • Cigar Review: L’Atelier Surrogates Tramp Stamp

    Max M
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    L’Atelier, meaning “the workshop,” is a new cigar line from Pete Johnson rolled at the famous My Father factory. L’Atelier was officially launched at the 80th IPCPR in 2012 and is a take on Cohiba’s well known Behike line. In 2013 L’Atelier began releasing new blends and sizes as well as the release of their new Surrogates line. There are seven cigars in the Surrogates line, to date, they are: Skull Breaker, Bone Crusher, Tramp Stamp, Crystal Baller, Satin Glove, Animal Cracker and Cracker Crumbs. Each of these cigars are unique in both blend and vitola which makes the entire line…
  • Cigar News : Staten Island Man Accused Of Millions In Unpaid Taxes

    David
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Originally reported from CBS New York, a Staten Island man is currently being pursued after allegations revolving around failure to pay over $6.1 million in back taxes owed to the state. Aamir Sulaiman is currently facing charges which include criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records as stated by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman earlier today. It has been stated that Sulaiman’s company was involved in the purchase of millions of cigars from multiple retailers in Pennsylvania and re-sold throughout the state of New York, avoiding the sales tax due to the state of New York for…
  • Cigar Review : Padilla Miami Lancero Review

    Jared E
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
        Origin : USA Format : Lancero Size : 7 ½ x 42 Wrapper : Nicaragua Filler : Nicaragua Binder : Nicaragua Hand-Made Price : $14 each     When first looking at it, it is flawless on the outside. Although it has almost a closed foot, the dry draw has a very good flow. The foot was very difficult to light as some closed foot sticks are. I toasted the fuck out of the foot, so i would get a good burn and not playing the angle guessing game of the burn. The construction was impressive and one of the best i have come across!   The initial draw was smooth with tons of…
 
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  • What Are Tobacco Beetles and How Do You Fight Them?

    Inspector
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:46 am
    It’s a day like any other day—or so you think. You head to your humidor to grab a stogie; you haven’t had one in a couple weeks, and it’s time for a nice long, languorous smoke. You open up your humidor and you stumble backwards in horror. They’re so tiny you may not see them; in fact, you probably don’t. They’re only about the size of a pinhead. But you do see the damage they’ve created. There are holes in your cigars where the tobacco beetles have burrowed. You might see them crawling on your stogies or the insides of your cigar box. Whether you see them or not, your…
  • Best Cuban Cigars of 2013

    Inspector
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    It's true, we're seriously late with this year's lists. In the beginning, when we realized we missed the schedule, we were planning to just skip 2013 best of's and start afresh in 2014. But given the number of emails we received asking us to publish the top 5, we had to reconsider our position. So here it is, our selection of best Cuban cigars of 2013. The list is composed of cigars that we smoked in 2013 (the box codes are mostly recent, 2012-2013, with one exception). Most of them are not recent releases and we picked the cigars that showed the highest consistency throughout the year. The…
  • Riverside Lounge House Blend

    Inspector
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Origin : Nicaragua Format : Robusto Size : 5 x 50 Wrapper : Habano Ecuador Filler : Nicaragua Corojo 99 Binder : Nicaragua Criollo 98 Hand-Made Price : ~$6 The Riverside Lounge House is a little place you’ll find in Louisville, Kentucky. If you enjoy a relaxing environment with low ambient lighting and a strain of jazz playing in the backdrop, you would probably feel right at home there. At the Riverside Lounge House, you can enjoy a local craft beer, good company and conversation, and your favorite stogie. Riverside also makes their own cigars, and they were kind enough to send me a…
  • La Vérité Vintage 2008 : L’Esprit de Vérité

    Kaleehb
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Origin : Nicaragua Format : Robusto Size : 5 x 50 Wrapper : La Estrella Habano Criollo (’08) Filler : La Estrella Habano Criollo (’08) Binder : La Estrella Habano Criollo (’08) Hand-Made Price : ~$15 each The La Vérité (the truth in French) project, developed by Pete Johnson, is an unusual undertaking using only tobacco from Pepin Garcia’s La Estrella (the star in Spanish) farm in Nicaragua, using only a single crop from a given year. The vintage concept is similar to wine, each vintage being significantly different from another. As far as I remember, one was even able to buy…
  • Por Larranaga Petit Corona

    Seedeater56
    9 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    Origin : Cuba Format : Petit Corona (Mareva) Size : 129 x 16.67 mm (5 1/8 x 42) Hand-Made Price : 10-12 GBP (UK prices)More info about purchasing Por Larranaga cigars... The Por Larranaga Petit Corona is a hand-rolled Cuban cigar and this particular vitola is one of three readily available in the UK. Cigars are frequently referred to as "sticks" and in the case of this one, that is quite apt. The construction is rustic, to say the least, giving the Larranaga a very gnarly appearance. However, the construction is also excellent, with no hint of the wrapper coming loose at any stage. The cap is…
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  • JOYA RED Arrives in Stores

    Charlie Minato
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    The latest from Joya de Nicaragua has arrived in stores. Earlier this week, the company began a series of events focused on JOYA RED—the company’s new look medium-bodied cigar. The #first #lucky buyer of #joyared @joyacigars pic.twitter.com/3Hg2rJsSXa — Juan Martínez (@ji_martz) August 20, 2014 Launched at this year’s IPCPR convention and trade show, JOYA RED is meant to show off the modern side of Joya de Nicaragua with company President Juan Ignacio Martínez taking a lead role in the project alongside Leonel Raudez, Joya’s long-time factory manager. Every outside details…
  • Intemperance EC XVIII Humility (Prerelease)

    Brooks Whittington
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    Five months ago, RoMo Craft Tobac co-owner Skip Martin began teasing a new release on social media that would eventually come to be known as the El Catador De Las Panetelas, or more simply the Panetela Project. As its name would imply (it directly translates into the panetelas sampler), it’s a sampler of the four core RoMa Craft Tobac blends in the same 5 1/2 x 37 panatela size. The release is limited to only 225 boxes of eight and retails for $54 per sampler. It was made to commemorate Springfield, Mo.-based Just For Him’s 25th anniversary. “My partner, Esteban Disla, and I have…
  • El Cerrito, Calif. Smoking Restrictions Pass First Reading

    Charlie Minato
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:17 pm
    A variety of new restrictions on smoking and tobacco use in El Cerrito, Calif. passed their first hurdle Tuesday, as the El Cerrito City Council unanimously approved the Smoking Pollution Protection Ordinance. The new restrictions, which were first drawn up in May, would ban smoking in parks, open spaces, sidewalks, multifamily housing and areas like bus stops. According to CBS San Francisco, these restrictions were explicitly approved on first reading, with penalties ranging from $100-500 per violation. A second reading is now scheduled for Oct. 7 with a targeted date of Jan. 1, 2015 for…
  • Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival Gets Exclusive La Flor Dominicana (Update)

    Charlie Minato
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    As it has done for a variety of festivals before it, La Flor Dominicana has created a special cigar for this weekend’s Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival. Jon Carney, vp of sales for the company, announced it earlier today, saying it would be limited to 50 boxes, the standard number of boxes La Flor Dominicana has made for event-only releases. When contacted by halfwheel, Carney told halfwheel it will be priced at $80 per box of 10. As for blend and size details, those will be announced at the festival, which takes place Aug. 23 in Broomfield, Colo. Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival is the event of…
  • Kinky Friedman Cigars Returns Through Havana Alley Cigar Shop & Lounge

    Charlie Minato
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    After less than a year off the market, Kinky Friedman Cigars is back in business, sort of. Charlie Head of Galveston, Texas-based Havana Alley Cigar Shop & Lounge has acquired the rights to the Kinky Friedman Cigars name. The newly-formed company already has its first line, the Kinky Friedman Cigars Signature Series Natural. If you are wondering if it’s old stock from the former company, the answer is no. The new Signature Series is made Tabacalera Carreras S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua, a big change of scenery from the cigars which were traditionally made by Oliveros, now known as Aging…
 
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  • Soak Up Summer With Cigars

    admin
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Summertime is waning here in Colorado, but there’s still time to soak up the summer and enjoy some premium outdoor cigar smoking. Here are a few good bets on how to maximize your last month of summer fun. Host a cigar cookout. Cigars pair well with many things: scotch, brandy, a fine steak, but perhaps nothing better than the primal enjoyment of simple meat cooked over a fire, surrounded by good company. Host a cigar cookout and invite each guest to bring their favorite cigar, then share them after a solid barbecue dinner. It’ll probably still bring a smile to your face in frigid…
  • General Humidor Care

    admin
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    One of the great aspects of cigars is that enthusiasts can store them at home, and even age them, in affordable (or incredibly expensive) humidors. If you care enough about cigars to store them in a humidor, you want to do it right. Here is an overview on caring for your humidor to keep it in great shape for years to come. Break it in. Depending on what type of humidor you buy, you may need to condition it before just tossing cigars in there. If your humidor requires conditioning, read the instructions (or ask us, if you don’t have any) and have patience! It may take two weeks to get…
  • Pairing Cigars With Beer

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    One of the great aspects of cigars is the depth you can find with food and beverage pairings. Forget the lowly cigarette after a cheeseburger; cigars are works of art that can work with a nice whiskey to unravel flavors in both the drink and the smoke. Denver is rapidly becoming a mecca for beer lovers, so we wanted to offer some tips on pairing your cigar with beer. Opposites attract! If you’re new at pairing cigars, an easy trick is to look for opposite qualities that will ultimately complement one another. For instance, if you’re drinking a nice bitter IPA, look for a mellow,…
  • How You Can Fight The FDA Crackdown On Cigars

    admin
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you don’t regularly sniff out cigar news, you may have missed this news item about the Food and Drug Administration’s plan to crack down on other forms of tobacco, in our case- cigars. As it says in the article, the plan might exempt ‘premium’ cigars over $10, which would still be a huge blow to the industry, and the average Joe who enjoys a perfectly fine $7 stick. While this proposal is galling, especially since cigars are almost universally enjoyed responsibly, in moderation, and the health risks are very low, you aren’t powerless to sit back and take it.
  • What Is Shade Grown Tobacco?

    admin
    20 Jun 2014 | 3:00 pm
    There are numerous types of tobacco used in cigars, with each seed variety and growing method affecting taste and texture. As you browse cigars, you may encounter shade grown tobacco and not know what that means, so here’s a quick overview of this growing process. When most people think of cigar tobacco they think of the tropical Central American regions that primarily produce it, but tobacco has been grown in North America since the American Indians grew it as early as the 1600′s. The fertile Connecticut river valley is one of those regions that has been producing fine tobacco…
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  • Study: High Voltage and Formaldehyde Output From E-Cigs

    Lindsay Fox
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The authors of a new paper into the carbonyl output of e-cigarettes (things like formaldehyde and acetaldehyde) and how the PG/VG ratio and voltage used influence it decided that the best way to disseminate their findings was through the New York Times. The post Study: High Voltage and Formaldehyde Output From E-Cigs appeared first on .
  • Vapor Zone E-Liquid Review

    John Madden
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    Vapor Zone is a subsidiary of International Vapor Group, Inc. and manufacturer of both e-cigarettes and e-liquid. We’ve already reviewed their line of rechargeable e-cigs (read our review here) so now it’s time to check out some of their e-liquid blends.   Unlike many juice companies, Vapor Zone gives customers the option of choosing their own e-liquid blends with up to three flavors. And that e-liquid is all made in […] The post Vapor Zone E-Liquid Review appeared first on .
  • FDA E-Cig Regulations: The Advocates and the ANTZ Respond

    Lindsay Fox
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    The FDA, which claims to stand for “science-based regulation,” seems incapable of drawing even the most basic of conclusions: e-cigarettes, regulated or unregulated, are vastly safer than tobacco cigarettes and should be treated as such. The post FDA E-Cig Regulations: The Advocates and the ANTZ Respond appeared first on .
  • New Study Investigates the Benefits of Switching to Vaping for Asthmatic Smokers

    Lindsay Fox
    13 Jun 2014 | 8:34 am
    A new study from Professor Riccardo Polosa and colleagues investigates the improvements seen in asthma-suffering smokers who either notably reduce or entirely quit smoking due to vaping. The post New Study Investigates the Benefits of Switching to Vaping for Asthmatic Smokers appeared first on .
  • New Study Suggests E-Cigs Are 60% More Effective Than NRT

    Lindsay Fox
    4 Jun 2014 | 12:28 pm
    New study suggests that smokers who choose to quit by vaping are successful more often than self-selected cold turkey or NRT users, when no further support is provided. The post New Study Suggests E-Cigs Are 60% More Effective Than NRT appeared first on .
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  • Study: High Voltage and Formaldehyde Output From E-Cigs

    Lindsay Fox
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The authors of a new paper into the carbonyl output of e-cigarettes (things like formaldehyde and acetaldehyde) and how the PG/VG ratio and voltage used influence it decided that the best way to disseminate their findings was through the New York Times. The post Study: High Voltage and Formaldehyde Output From E-Cigs appeared first on .
  • Vapor Zone E-Liquid Review

    John Madden
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    Vapor Zone is a subsidiary of International Vapor Group, Inc. and manufacturer of both e-cigarettes and e-liquid. We’ve already reviewed their line of rechargeable e-cigs (read our review here) so now it’s time to check out some of their e-liquid blends.   Unlike many juice companies, Vapor Zone gives customers the option of choosing their own e-liquid blends with up to three flavors. And that e-liquid is all made in […] The post Vapor Zone E-Liquid Review appeared first on .
  • FDA E-Cig Regulations: The Advocates and the ANTZ Respond

    Lindsay Fox
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    The FDA, which claims to stand for “science-based regulation,” seems incapable of drawing even the most basic of conclusions: e-cigarettes, regulated or unregulated, are vastly safer than tobacco cigarettes and should be treated as such. The post FDA E-Cig Regulations: The Advocates and the ANTZ Respond appeared first on .
  • New Study Investigates the Benefits of Switching to Vaping for Asthmatic Smokers

    Lindsay Fox
    13 Jun 2014 | 8:34 am
    A new study from Professor Riccardo Polosa and colleagues investigates the improvements seen in asthma-suffering smokers who either notably reduce or entirely quit smoking due to vaping. The post New Study Investigates the Benefits of Switching to Vaping for Asthmatic Smokers appeared first on .
  • New Study Suggests E-Cigs Are 60% More Effective Than NRT

    Lindsay Fox
    4 Jun 2014 | 12:28 pm
    New study suggests that smokers who choose to quit by vaping are successful more often than self-selected cold turkey or NRT users, when no further support is provided. The post New Study Suggests E-Cigs Are 60% More Effective Than NRT appeared first on .
 
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  • Jericho Hill by Crowned Heads

    Siz
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    Stogies On The Rocks | Cigar Reviews and Spirit Pairings Initial Thoughts So I’m on a bit of a Crowned Heads kick this week. After smoking the Las Calaveras I figured I might as well try this new Jericho Hill that everyone has been talking about. So I headed over to the local shop Stogie’s Ale & Fine cigars to hang out with Patrick and pick up some Jericho Hills. As with every Crowned Heads cigar this one has a very unique backstory behind it. If you’ve been lucky enough to get to hang out at the Crowned Heads offices, chances are you’ve seen the giant Johnny Cash…
  • Las Calaveras by Crowned Heads

    Siz
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    Stogies On The Rocks | Cigar Reviews and Spirit Pairings Initial Thoughts To say that the guys over at Crowned Heads have been busy this year is an understatement. To kick off the year they did two Limited Edition cigars, one a TAA special release called the “The Angel’s Anvil”. I wasn’t able to get one of these smokes because there isn’t a TAA shop in Nashville. We should look into fixing that somehow… They were also working on this release, the Las Calaveras by Crowned Heads. Then of course they had to have something new for the IPCPR convention. So that…
  • Davidoff Millennium Blend Robusto

    Siz
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Stogies On The Rocks | Cigar Reviews and Spirit Pairings Initial Thoughts Apparently, when the new Millennium rolled in Davidoff decided it was time to change things up a little bit. They crafted the “Millennium Blend”. This blend comes in 7 different vitolas. However, the one I’m smoking today is of course the Robusto. It’s part of the Robusto collection that I’ve been making my way through the last week. When looking up information on this Davidoff Millennium Blend Robusto again, there wasn’t much to be found. Only what Davidoff’s site says:…
  • Davidoff Puro Robusto Dominicano

    Siz
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Stogies On The Rocks | Cigar Reviews and Spirit Pairings Initial Thoughts Continuing on with the Davidoff Robusto collection that I received for my birthday. I decided to light up the Davidoff Puro Robusto Dominicano. Apparently this is Davidoff’s first Dominican Puro, before the Puro D’Oro came out back in 2008. This cigar was a special release in 2007 & 2008 and it’s hard to find it anywhere else with the special pigtail cap that came on it. The version I’m smoking didn’t have the pigtail cap, so I guess it’s not as special. Nonetheless, I’m…
  • Davidoff 6000 Robusto

    Siz
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Stogies On The Rocks | Cigar Reviews and Spirit Pairings Initial Thoughts This Davidoff 6000 Robusto is the first of a few Davidoffs that I received for my birthday in May. I was given a box of the Robusto collection made by Davidoff. Personally, I’ve never smoked a Davidoff because I always find them out of my price range. However, when given a gift, you have to smoke it right? So looking into this blend a little bit more it’s hard to find actual information from Davidoff as a company. They give just a little sneak peak into each cigar without really giving too much info…
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  • Myths about vaping

    Paul Serra
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    The e-cigarette gateway myth A common myth spread by people who are in favor of regulating e-cigarettes is that people who have never smoked will start vaping and eventually want to move on the "real thing". According to this myth, the variety of e-juice flavors are designed to appeal to kids and get them hooked on vaping, which will cause them to want to start smoking. The reality couldn't be any further from the truth. The vast majority of vapers are former smokers who are using vaping as a tool to quit smoking. The flavors are one of main reasons that people stick with vaping and don't…
  • This week in vape news - 8/15/14

    Paul Serra
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    This week in vape news: CTV reports that Toronto's medical officer recommends city wide ban on e-cigarettes, the New York Times reports on 29 state attorney generals want tougher restrictions on e-cigs, an article in Time shows that e-cigs are the preferred method to quit smoking, and a bill in North Carolina that would allow jails to sell e-cigarettes to inmates according to WRAL,  What other news articles have you found about vaporizers this week? by Robert Pagano
  • Causes of "vaper's tongue"

    Paul Serra
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    What is vaper's tongue? If you've been vaping for more than a couple months then you've undoubtedly experienced the dreaded "vaper's tongue". Vaper's tongue, also known as flavor fatigue, is a term used to describe the phenomenon where you lose the ability to taste your favorite flavor after vaping it continuously for an extended amount of time. Common causes of vaper's tongue 1. Vaping the same flavor for too long This is one of the most common causes of vaper's tongue. Once you find your favorite e-liquid flavor, you won't want to vape anything else. The problem is that, after repeated…
  • What is vaping?

    Paul Serra
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Vaping is a method of inhaling either nicotine Propylene Glycol or Vegetable Glycerin e-liquid or herbal blends. It is an alternative to smoking.  While some vaporizers are designed to be used with herbal blends, the devices that have been exploding in popularity lately are designed to be used with the nicotine e-liquid. The PG and/or VG e-liquid is flavored and contains small amounts of nicotine (although nicotine-free versions of most flavors are available.) These vape pens (also known as e-cigarettes) are primarily used by people who are trying to quit smoking cigarettes.  How does…
  • Weekly vape news roundup - 8/7/14

    Paul Serra
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    News about vaporizers this week includes new marijuana shops in Washington selling vape pens, looming regulations on the e-cigarette industry, professional vapers compete in cloud chasing competitions, the Wall Street Journal debunks the "e-cigarette gateway myth", e-cigarettes are banned in public in Tempe, Arizona, the e-cigarette safety debate continues with evidence in favor of the pro-vapers, E-cigarette forum releases results from a survey showing that most vapers have used vaping to quit smoking, and Senate Democrats urge more regulation of the e-cig industry based on faulty…
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