Protecting our freedom to smoke

One of the best parts of my job here at Pipes & Cigars is getting to communicate with the very diverse group of people our customers are on a daily basis. I find it an especially great privilege to talk to our active duty servicemen and women. That is why I want my first post on Talking Tobacco to be about a great organization that supports those troops far from home and in harm’s way. Cigars for Warriors are a group started by Veterans to get donated cigars and tobacco to our troops serving overseas. They know how much as simple a thing as getting to enjoy a cigar or pipe can make a tour of duty bearable. I am proud to support them and have met and heard many stories from men and women serving in Iraq or Afghanistan that only made it home because a surprise care package showed up with some cigars inside. That hour or two of smoking a cigar or gave some time to feel normal and made all the difference in the world to them. Please, go to and support this group with donations of cash or tobacco. Everyone involved is a volunteer and 100% of the proceeds go to the troops.