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?
I am the Chief Editor of In The Humidor and have been running this site since 2007! I enjoy a great cigar with friends and just hanging around the house. I have 3 beautiful daughters and a wonderful wife, we live in the Dallas, Tx area. I also enjoy a good bourbon, craft beer, and absolutely love the ocean and beach.