Tobacco Legislation and The “Social Creep”

Russ Ouellette, Hearth & Home Master Blender

We’ve all heard the truism “Give ‘em an inch and they’ll take a mile”. It’s usually in reference to children regarding self-discipline, but I’m coming to realize that it has a lot to do with government, especially legislators. Let me explain. I remember a time, not all that long ago, when smoking pipes, cigarettes, and […]

The FDA Wants To Hurt The Premium Cigar Industry


I might be the least politically active person you will ever meet.  The idea of politics is actually  mildly offensive to me.  I am ok debating religion and civil rights and other controversial topics, but politics is an immediate turnoff and I not only get agitated, I will just plain leave the room.  To preface this, […]