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I saw this on another forum and thought it was pretty funny.

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Isn't the point of smoking a cigar to relax and enjoy it and pair it with a drink of choice? Aren't you supposed to share cigars with friends and family over nice conversation and weather? Maybe this is just me.

-Patrick

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So for $25 you can smoke 24 cigars, one per hour as long as you smoke it down to less than 1 inch nub and every 4th cigar is a powerhouse! The winner gets a box of Padron or Opus.

For the average cigar smoker (Not those of us that are active on the forums), this is an excellent event, crazy as hell, but will draw a lot of attention and will probably be sponsored by quite a few Manufacturers. Now I would not attend, but think of the average Joe Blow getting the opportunity to get out of the house and away from the wife for 24 hours and smoking your brains out! All for the low, low price of $25!!!!!!

Don't you think that the B&M will receive a lot of residual business????

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» So for $25 you can smoke 24 cigars, one per hour as long as you smoke it

» down to less than 1 inch nub and every 4th cigar is a powerhouse! The

» winner gets a box of Padron or Opus.

»

» For the average cigar smoker (Not those of us that are active on the

» forums), this is an excellent event, crazy as hell, but will draw a lot of

» attention and will probably be sponsored by quite a few Manufacturers. Now

» I would not attend, but think of the average Joe Blow getting the

» opportunity to get out of the house and away from the wife for 24 hours

» and smoking your brains out! All for the low, low price of $25!!!!!!

»

» Don't you think that the B&M will receive a lot of residual business????

Chuck,

Why would this event be sponsored by many manufactures? Doesn't the manu want their customers to enjoy their cigars so they come back and purchase more. To me it would seem like any cigar smoked after the 3rd or 4th would wouldn't be given a fair shot at being enjoyed. I find it hard to believe that a contestant in this contest would say after 24 cigars, "hey #19 was delicious, I think I want to buy a box now." But instead say, "my mouth was numb after #5 so I'll just stick to my normal cigars I usually buy."

And in regards to increasing biz, I think that the contestants in this contest probably already shop there.

-P

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Can´t open the link above but looking at the comments I can get the idea. personally I can´t smoke more than five in one day. Tops

The aim of all this is not scoring cigars and compare flavours but experience the feeling. I think they are organizing this with the idea of sharing and meeting people around, that´s it. Who, aside from Winston Churchill in his glorious days, would smoke 12 cigars per day. Kind of crazy. :-|

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Patrick,

I understand both sides of this event. While for the majority of us here at FOH and other cigar forums enjoy the relaxation, companionship, friendship, taste and flavors as well as the complexity in the cigars we smoke; the average daily cigar smoker may perceive this as a Grand Event where he or she have the opportunity to do nothing but smoke cigars for a 24 hour period. The Manufacturers that may sponsor this type of event look at it this way; they get exposure of their brand name and cigars to a large dedicated group of cigar smokers which the consumer may never have sampled before. This could lead to residual sales down the road. The majority of the cigars are not going to be expensive, i.e., the Entrance fee is only $25 with the maximum out lay of 24 cigars per entrance, so around $1 each. As I said, cheaper cigars.

You mentioned that after you smoke 4 or 5, that your palate is shot. I understand, yet I have been to several cigar events where I have smoked 15-18 cigars during the course of the day. (OK, I needed to use some mouthwash because the Army that trampled through my mouth had muddy boots on when they marched to Atlanta!). This type of Contest brings out the local consumers and is generally good for the tobacconist, manufacturer and the consumer.

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