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17 October 2011

Still Smoking in South Carolina
 Newsletter Introduction for October 17, 2011

In many parts of the country, a man can no longer enjoy a smoke with his pint, even at his favorite watering hole. Self-declared “more sensible” heads have decreed a man is not fit to make such decisions, either for the sake of his own well-being, or on account of that of the bar staff. (Being a former bartender who acquired the "former" bit when smoking bans destroyed the business I was working for, I might be inclined to disagree with the latter as much as the former.) Fortunately, South Carolina is not as of yet one of those parts of this country. In fact, as I discovered a few weeks ago, even a modest bit of indoor pyrotechnics is A-Okay around here. Namely, that is, that there is a hookah lounge not far from my neighborhood which features weekly fire dancers, along with other staff members taking part through a bit of occasional fireball-blowing and fire-eating. Having heard of this, how could I not be curious?

I went to check it out, naturally, and all I can say is that I approved all-around. Those present seemed to be enjoying themselves quite nicely without any need of supervision by other adults. Those of us who enjoyed smoking, enjoyed smoking, whether it meant puffing on a pipe, lighting up a cigar, taking drags off a cigarette, or sharing a hookah with several acquaintances. Those who do not smoke, did not smoke. Those who make a point of hating smoking, were, as far as I could tell, graciously absent. For the entire time I was there, I heard not a single cough, nor did I witness any individual waving their hand about while making with a conspicuously disgusted expression.  When a bartender or barmaid was seen readying themselves to blow a billowing plume of flame, people stood back to watch, and likewise when a dancer came out whirling torches about. According to some people, in having been denied their guidance and wisdom, none of us should have come out of that place alive. Through some apparent miracle, however, all that happened was that a large number of adults had an entertaining and relaxing evening, acting on no one's cognizance but their own.

All that having been said, it's on with today's update. We have for you today a broad selection of briars by Vauen, Peterson, Savinelli, Brigham, Luciano, Caminetto, and Johs; a tidy trio from Posella, and nine exquisite English numbers by Dunhill, and a nice batch of both English and Italian estates; as well you'll find a new tobacco pouch humidifier under accessories, as well as a selection of new cigars.

Eric Squires: Copywriter

Posted by eric at 4:08 PM | Link | 2 comments

Re: Still Smoking in South Carolina
South Carolina sounds like a really great place !

Posted by squirenorm on October 18, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Re: Still Smoking in South Carolina
I hope that you will carry on sharing your wisdom with us.Thanks for the great post.

Posted by Davis Pipe on October 19, 2011 at 2:13 PM

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