Sitting here pondering where the cigar industry is going is enough to rot your brain.  Who knows where we will be in the next few years as it pertains to cigars and the entire tobacco industry.  SCHIP is no help!  Why would anybody think that taxing cigars is going to help children without health insurance?  All we are doing is making the cigar smoker suffer while big tobacco(cigarettes) continue to get tied in with cigars.  I don’t get it.

How are you dealing with the SCHIP tax?  Have you bought less cigars than you did before the tax?  I for one have slowed down my buying habits and stuck with smoking what I have for now.  It’s a shame that when you have 50% of cigar smokers doing the same thing that the cigar companies will suffer.  I’m not sure what the answer to the SCHIP funding is, but they have to stop hitting the premium cigar market.

What are your thoughts on the subject?

  1. Ben says:

    The point isn’t to help children without health insurance the point is to make a tobacco free world. You have to look at the core motivation, and time and time again it has been proven that a tobacco free US is the end game here, everything else is just smoke and mirrors to slowly move us in that direction.

  2. niko says:

    I agree that getting rid of tobacco all together is the end goal. I just hate to see them use our tax dollars today, to fund a health insurance program.