August 2015 Editorial

Well the IPCPR has come and gone as did the 1 year anniversary of Stogie Press. As we enter our second year of bringing you the information, news, and reviews you enjoy we would like to thank all those int he industry and our reader for your help. We are looking forward to reviewing some of[…]

Dirty, Dirty New Orleans – An Open Letter to Latoya Cantrell

As many of you are aware, New Orleans issued a smoking ban in the city that started at midnight on April 22nd, 2015. The ban prohibits smoking in bars, restaurants and casinos and was later amended, at the insistence of many on July 23rd. Here’s what the law says: No smoking in the following Indoor[…]

La Palina Cigar Girls

Stogie Press Sits Down with Bill Paley of La Palina Cigars at IPCPR2015

Last year we spent some time doing an in-depth interview with Bill Paley, owner or La Palina cigars. We learned about the history of the company and the ties his family has to CBS radio. You can read that interview here if you like. This year Bill was rocking and rolling as the host of[…]

IPCPR 2015 – An Introduction

Well it is mid-July and that means it is time for the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailer (IPCPR) annual show. This year it is in New Orleans, LA – The Big Easy. This is a city that earlier this year attempted to pass a comprehensive smoking ban and it was swiftly amended by the[…]

This Just in From the Cigar Rights of America

A Case Study for America One Cigar Lounge Survives Using Passion for Cigars, as the Best Defense By J. Glynn Loope, Executive Director Cigar Rights of America The La Habana Hemingway Team at New Orleans City Hall Last week was special, for one cigar lounge in America. Now one may wonder why, with thousands of[…]

New Orleans City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell to Introduce Smoking Ban

New Orleans the city of fun and partying may introduce a comprehensive smoking ban. This is but just another right being taken away from us. To make matters worse, in 2015, the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Association is planning their annual convention in July. This should make for some interesting times in New Orleans. You[…]

What should not have been at IPCPR

An appeal to the IPCPR After three days of walking the floor at this years IPCPR, I am compelled to report and comment on some of the booths that just should not have been at the show. I am not taking about cigars, pipes, and tobacco. I am talking about items like, Special Gem bracelets[…]