Op-Ed

Simply Stogies opinion pieces are relevant articles written to bring you our views about all things cigar related.

The Great Smoke 2022

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“Responsible Marketing” and Why They’re All Wrong

From Meltdowns to Hot Takes First, we need some context. A few weeks ago the PCA put out an article on “Responsible Marketing.” You can click here to read...

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How to Make Your Cigar Shop More Women Friendly

Let’s Hear It For The Girls! About 2 percent of U.S. women say they smoke cigars, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, but that’s about 3.2...

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Tip Your Tobacconist – Here’s Why!

We have all received some sort of service at cigar lounges – excellent or otherwise. The below list provides some reasons why tipping your tobacconist is a trick you...

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The Breed of Dog You Are Based On Cigar Choice

Many cigar aficionados are dog lovers. What’s not to love? But have you ever wondered what type of dog breed you might be based on your cigar preference? Look...

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PCA Trade Show 2021: A Hit or a Miss?

It has been a week since this year’s PCA Trade Show officially ended. I have had to time to look back and reflect on what was good and bad...

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Cigar Aficionado Misses the Mark With Its Top 25 By Leaving Out Boutique Brands

Every year the cigar industry waits with bated breath to find out which cigars will make Cigar Aficionado’s annual Top 25 list. And every year I become a little...

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Why Cigar Lounges Are Useful During the COVID-19 Pandemic

First, I want to be very clear: I am not a doctor, epidemiologist, or expert whose advice or views should be followed. Ever. I can only speak for myself,...

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Killed by COVID: CigarFest2020

On August 19th, Cigars International officially cancelled CigarFest 2020 making this large gathering another victim of COVID-19. CigarFest is an annual three day cigar celebration held in May by...

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Nebraska Cigar Festival

The Nebraska Cigar Festival Just a few short miles west of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska sits a historic area landmark, the Pla Mor Ballroom. For the past 13 years, cigar...

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2020 PCA Trade Show to Have Significant Absences

2020 PCA Trade Show to Have Significant Absences It’s no secret that many were unhappy after the 2019 IPCPR trade show. The topic garnering the most attention at the...

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Opinion: We’re Not That Important and That’s a Good Thing

We’re Not Important and That’s a Good Thing. The FDA announced recently that it is illegal to sell tobacco, in all forms, to individuals under the age of 21....

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