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Welcome to Holy-Smoke.  I am glad that you have found your way to my cigar website.  I hope you enjoy your visit. 

20th ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT CIGAR DINNER WEEKEND FOR LOCAL CHARITY                                                                 

Hard to believe but this year marks my 20th Anniversary Benefit Cigar Dinner for Local Charity.  As we did for the 10th Anniversary we a celebrating with a weekend long event: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 23 rd, 24th and 25th.  The event will start on Friday night with a BBQ Dinner and cigars.  Saturday includes morning coffee, two Q & A sessions with members of the industry, Lunch, a Rum tasting, a Bourbon tasting and the actual Dinner itself along with the Auction and Raffle  that evening. Sunday concludes the weekend with a breakfast buffet and cigars. Tickets are now on sale!  Take in the entire weekend with a weekend pass for $500 per person.  Individual Benefit Dinner tickets are $200 each and only good for the actual Benefit Dinner.  A Friday only Pass is $100 and is only good for the BBQ Dinner. A Saturday only Pass is $150 and is only good for the Q &A sessions, the luncheon and the Rum and Bourbon tastings.  A Sunday only Pass is $50 and is only good for the Sunday Breakfast Buffet.  To order tickets please contact Lana at 316-682-1415.  The DoubleTree by Hilton is offering a special rate for rooms on Friday and Saturday for this event.  Please contact them directly at 316-945-5272 and ask for reservations.

 

NATIONAL CIGAR SMOKING LEGISLATION ALERT: TAKE ACTION NOW

 

As most of you are probably already aware of the sad news that came to the Cigar industry this last week, it is important that we continue to make our voices heard in hopes of saving our industry from catastrophic changes brought on by the FDA.

Please take the time to visit the Cigar Rights of America website to learn about the details of the FDA's decision to choose Option 1 for regulating cigars.  Then please continue to contact those who represent you in Congress, asking that they reverse the FDA's choosing option 1.

For more information and help with contacting your legislators directly, please visit the CRA website todaywww.cigarrights.org

STATE CIGAR SMOKING LEGISLATION INFORMATION

As most of you know Kansas has joined the ranks of so many other states in our country that have placed smoking bans upon us.  It is important that we not lose our voice in this ongoing debate, even though so much legislation has already been put into place.  Now more than ever do we need to be supportive of the businesses in our nation that still provide a place for us to enjoy a good cigar.  If you are residing in a state that has not imposed bans on you, be vigilant about keeping up with what is happening legislatively.  Wherever you live, if you have still have places to enjoy your cigars then get to them and get to them often. Show these business owners that you support them in their efforts to provide a smoking venue for you and your friends.

KANSAS PREMIUM CIGAR COALITION FORMED

Recently a coalition has been formed for cigar smokers across the state of Kansas.  This coalition is made up of Retailers, Corporate Sponsors from Brands and Customers.  One of the main objectives of this organization is to educate our legislators about our love and appreciation for cigars, with an emphasis on knowing that cigars and cigarettes are fundamentally different and should be treated as such when it comes to legislative matters. Stay tuned for additional information about  the ongoing development of our coalition and how you can become a member too.

All of us need to stay informed regardless of the legislation we currently have.  Make your concerns known to those who represent you.  Don't be caught off guard and surprised by legislation that you should have had a say in.  Educate those who represent you about the differences between cigars and cigarettes.  Educate them about our passion for cigars as opposed to our addiction to them. Invite them to the various cigar functions and charity events that take place in your community.  Get to know them so they can get to know you.  After all, they are supposed to represent us;  all of us, cigar smoker and non cigar smoker alike!

Well, thanks for taking time to visit.  Hope you enjoy!  I don't know about you, but I think it's time to light one up!  Or as my brother Dan likes to say:  "It's time to burn one!"

Remember...

Keep Your Smoking Holy! And don't forget to contact your legislators today!