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 Read more about August 2015 Editorial[…]

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 Read more about Stogie Press Sits Down with Bill Paley of La Palina Cigars at IPCPR2015[…]

IPCPR 2015 Day 2 – Old Friends New Cigars

Day 2 of the 83rd Annual IPCPR 2015 has come to a close. It was a fun day reacquainting with many of our old friends and manufacturers in our treasured industry. The morning started great when waiting in line to enter I met up with Mary Lynn Kane from Cigar Babes. She is such a Read more about IPCPR 2015 Day 2 – Old Friends New Cigars[…]

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 Read more about IPCPR 2015 – An Introduction[…]

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 Read more about This Just in From the Cigar Rights of America[…]

Say NO to Proposed New Orleans Smoking Ban

If you want to help fight the ban on smoking in New Orleans the Cigar Rights of America (CRA) site has a handy form you can fill out to voice your concern. Here is the link for those that want to take action: SAY NO to New Orleans You can also sign up to be member Read more about Say NO to Proposed New Orleans Smoking Ban[…]

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 Read more about New Orleans City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell to Introduce Smoking Ban[…]

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 Read more about What should not have been at IPCPR[…]