Review: Aganorsa Leaf Signature Collection

Aganorsa Leaf Signature Collection

Featuring an elegant presentation and pig tail, this cigar offers notes of oak, cedar, and a subtle honey taste. The draw is smooth and the smoke ample.

I was concerned, however, with the seemingly piecemeal construction, which led to unsightly burn holes. This cut the smoke shorter than it could have been.

Aganorsa Leaf Signature Collection6” x 44
Nicaragua
Medium Bodied
Connecticut wrapper

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Review: Amazon Fuma em Corda by CAO

Amazon Fuma em Corda by CAO

The aesthetic appeal of this stick is worth noting. The absence of a cigar band coupled with braided tobacco leaves presents a striking image. Notes of baker’s chocolate and black licorice are present.

Amazon Fuma em Corda by CAO6” x 58
Brazil, Ecuador, Honduras
Medium to Full Bodied
Maduro wrapper

Smoke Ban 180 in Rhode Island?

Some lawmakers in Providence, Rhode Island want to reverse a smoking ban that went into effect in 2017. Mayor Jorge Elorza says he’d sign legislation to repeal the current ban. Meanwhile, City Councilman Sam Zurier says he understood the provision was only temporary from the start. However, Zurier now says a permanent ban would be “bad policy that will prove difficult to enforce.”

“I thought a temporary ban could establish a culture in the Kennedy Plaza area that could address the concerns of local business owners,” said Zurier.

The current ordinance makes it illegal to use tobacco products in some public areas. Violators face recurring fines. Officials say more than 200 fines have been collected since the ban went into effect last year, generating more than $10,000 in revenue for the city. Now, city leaders will solicit input from the public before deciding whether to repeal the current rules.

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by Frank Samandari
Industry News Contributor
The Layman’s Cigar

An award-winning journalist, Frank Samandari is also a dynamic marketing and web content copywriter based near Daytona Beach, Florida.

Tobacco Fans Split on Proposed Smoking Ban

Lawmakers in Montgomery County, Maryland are poised to rule on an ordinance that would ban smoking and vaping at outdoor dining establishments.

Critics (mostly restaurant owners) say a ban would negatively affect business. Meanwhile, patrons (some of them avid smokers) say they’d rather enjoy meals smoke-free, and then migrate to a favorite spot to indulge.

There’s also concern about employees who smoke. Those workers would have to either quit, or go their entire shifts without any tobacco use. Critics say that could be an infringement on the civil rights of team members.

Name Change for Café Crème

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Will a favorite brand by any other name taste as sweet? That’s the hope for Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG), who recently announced the Café Crème cigar brand will now be called Signature.

Company officials say the cigarillos will still be packed in tins. Cigars shipping this month will feature a tease to the new name. By February 2019, all new production will bear the Signature name.

“The phased transition of the new name into the market will give retailers time to prepare their customers for the arrival of Signature next year, to ensure no disruption to sales,” said company spokesman Jens Christiansen.

by Frank Samandari
Industry News Contributor
The Layman’s Cigar

An award-winning journalist, Frank Samandari is also a dynamic marketing and web content copywriter based near Daytona Beach, Florida.