It’s simple math, really – just convert 10% of cigarette smokers to cigars and you double the size of the cigar industry. This is our reality, and in the process we can help enhance the quality of life for millions of Americans.
I continue to believe that tobacconists are modern day freedom fighters, enduring torture, demonization, and endless taxation for their beliefs and passions. If you don’t believe me, just note that today is April 1st, 2009 and tobacconists all over America are being slapped with massive tax and cost increases on their products. The inventory, paperwork, price changes, and customer implications are brutal. Is there any other group of business owner or consumer being as severely taxed, legislated, and debilitated? And in this economy! It’s pathetic. But, there is hope! Now is the time to help our cigarette smoking customers end their allegiance to inhaling…. Particularly if they are consuming products laced with chemicals and additives. They will thank us for it. Help someone savor their time and they will be a customer and friend forever.
PS: Dear legislators, politicians, government people; please stop taxing us to death. And by ‘us’ I mean all Americans, but especially those in the luxury tobacco industry.