The Small Business Association states that over 90% of businesses fail within their first year of operation and a greater portion of those enterprises still in business unfortunately cease to exist wi...
Gamble RumbleIt cannot be denied that one of the most exciting, thrilling and lucrative (well, it depends on how you view it) forms of leisure (or should I say, livelihood) or entertainment for most o...
Cigar smoking enjoyed an abrupt, and steep, spike in popularity during the 1990s, after years of decline. Cigar bars and shops sprang up even in midsize towns and cities, while profits experienced hea...
The cigar ratings supplied by publications like Cigar Magazine and Cigar Aficionado form an important part of the modern cigar industry. For cigar smokers, these ratings provide guidance in a crowded ...
As the 1990s dawned, few industries seemed deader than cigar sales and manufacture.From its height in the 1850s - when Cuba alone exported 356.6 million cigars - the cigar had fallen into virtual mori...
From one perspective, the dramatic rebound of premium cigars couldn't have come at a better time. After decades of competition from cigarettes, the gradual deterioration (through age) of its customer...
In his essay "Sifting the Ashes," the writer Jonathan Franzen has the following to say about the smoking habit he struggles to quit: "[W]hen you're smoking, you're acutely present to yourself: you st...
Camping - it's a brute necessity, and one of the most refined and civilized of pleasures. Our remote ancestors would never have survived and evolved without the ability to build strong and protective...
Perhaps it's because there's a close cultural connection between great music and smoky bars. Anyone who knows anything about jazz knows that its truly legendary improvisers - Coltrane, Bird, Miles Da...
A few years ago, in 2006, the Nevada legislature imposed a public smoking ban.The new rule doesn't apply - as yet - to the storied casinos of Las Vegas, where smoking is still allowed on gaming floor...