Author: Travis Lord

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Cigars For Warriors Issues Press Release About Donations and FDA Regulation

Cigars for Warriors has released a press release regarding the impact of the FDAs regulation on premium cigars and how it will affect cigar manufacturer’s ability to donate cigars to the brave men and women serving our country in the military. It describes the potential outcome if this regulation stands as is, and the steps […]

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The Summer 2016 Newsletter Is Here!

With the calendar just about to flip over to summer and warm weather already in full swing all over the country, we are proud to release the Operation: Cigars for Warriors Summer 2016 Newsletter! This edition features information about what we’ve been up to lately, a Q&A with CFW Director of Operations Robert Allan, a […]

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Waxing Moon Humidors CFW Benefit Giveaway

Waxing Moon Humidors is a company that makes gorgeous, hand-made, one-of-a-kind humidors. You can’t find a better place for your cigars to rest than a humidor designed by these fine craftsmen. In addition to making an incredibly high quality product, they are also wonderful supporters of Operation: Cigars for Warriors! Currently, they are giving away […]

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Two Guys Smoke Shop Donates Over 21,000 Cigars!

Two Guys Smoke Shop is a chain of stores in New Hampshire with locations in Nashua, Seabrook, and Salem. Widely recognized as one of the best and most iconic shops in New England, during the month of November, the company hosted an Operation: Cigars for Warriors cigar donation drive. They urged their customers to make contributions, […]

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Deadwood Tobacco/OP CFW Shotgun Raffle

The wonderful Vaughn Boyd and her outstanding Deadwood Tobacco Company are stepping up big again with an amazing prize raffled off to support our cause! This time around they are giving away a custom plated and engraved Stoeger 12-gauge, double-barreled shotgun to one lucky winner. It’s a wonderful opportunity to support CFW and to get […]

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Classic Rock 104.5 and Edwards Law Firm Rock & Ride Is A Huge Success!

On August 29th, Classic Rock 104.5 and Edwards Law Firm brought us all Rock & Ride 2015! This was an incredible celebration where over 600 bikers came out to ride, play poker, and rock! The event was attended by riders from all over Texas and beyond, and a $500 prize was awarded to the best poker […]

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Three Exciting Upcoming Events!

We have three awesome events on the horizon that are going to bring together cigar lovers from all over the place while benefiting the Cigars for Warriors cause! We want to make sure that you all know about them so you can get out, have a great time, and feel good about supporting this wonderful […]

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CATS Fest 2015 Is Almost Here!

We’re getting closer to that wonderful time of year again, when we celebrate our love for cigars at the best cigar festival in the world – CATS Fest! This year marks the 3rd incarnation of this outstanding event, and it is ready to be the biggest and best one yet. The event will be held […]

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CATS Festival

CATS Festival is the San Antonio smoking party thrown by the one and only Storm Boen, the strongest warrior behind Operation: Cigars for Warriors and one of the hardest working and nicest dudes in the world of cigars. He seems to find a way to attend darn near every cigar festival in the country, so […]

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Commonwealth Cedar Spills

Commonwealth Cedar Spills creates generic and personalized (engraved and embellished) Spanish Cedar Spills for the cigar aficionado. Cedar spills are an historic and traditional method to light a cigar that preserves and protects the taste and/or flavor of a cigar when compared to lighting a cigar using a chemical head matchstick or butane lighter; either […]

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International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association

The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association is the oldest, largest and most active trade association representing and assisting retail tobacconists. IPCPR members include retail stores throughout the world selling tobacco products and accessories (premium cigars, tobacco pipes, loose tobacco, cigar and pipe accessories and gift items) as well as manufacturers, distributors and service […]

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Cigarnival

Cigarnival is the backyard barbecue herf hosted by the incomparable Famous Smoke Shop that is one of the country’s premier cigar events. Live music, tons of booze, cigars from an enormous array of manufacturers both big and small, an on-site casino, incredible raffle prizes, and much more make this event a can’t-miss for any lover of […]

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CigarFest

America’s MegaHerf just may be the biggest event around. Smokers converge in the Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania each May for a 5-day smok-a-thon featuring prizes, cigars from every manufacturer under the sun, and a slew of outside events and parties to keep on smoking all day and all night. Tickets for this one are always […]

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Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival

Since it’s inaugural event in 2010, the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival has quickly become one of the most high-profile cigar events of the year. Held annually in August in various location in the greater Denver, CO area, this event draws all the industry’s big names to exhibit, and lures cigar lovers from all over the […]

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Underground Cigar Festival

Fortunately for our friends at CATS Festival, Texas is a big state, and big enough for more than one awesome cigar celebration! The Underground Cigar Festival takes the celebration in a boutique direction, bringing in the hottest up-and-coming and established boutique brands in the business together to give the attendees a taste of some of […]

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Cigar Circus

The Cigar Circus is the ultimate celebration of cigars, focusing on the  joy and wonderment that they bring to our lives everyday! Presented by The Humidor Cigars & Lounge, this one day cigar festival is full of food, fun, festivities, and fantastic smokes. At the Cigar Circus, you will find yourself surrounded by some of […]

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Tampa Cigar Bash

The Tampa Cigar Bash is a terrific event hosted by the fine folks at Tampa Humidor. This features cigars from over 30 manufacturers, outstanding food, a sports tent, and a killer pre-party as well. They also offer VIP tickets that include even more perks! This event is held annually in October, giving folks in other […]

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The Smokin’ Goose Cigar Festival

This Philadelphia-area event is held annually in September, and features a huge selection of the top manufacturers in the industry as well as a slew of terrific entertainment options. From live music to models to outstanding food, there is never a dull moment at The Smokin’ Goose Cigar Festival. The best part of buying a […]

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Tommy Gun Raffle From Deadwood Tobacco!

Eat lead you dirty rat! Operation Cigars for Warrior and the wonderful folks at Deadwood Tobacco have buddied up to support a great cause and give away one of the coolest prizes you could imagine. The Prize: This is a custom-made, one-of-a-kind Tommy Gun, a Thompson Submachine Gun Model 1927 .45 ACP. Custom engraving of the […]

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Casper Cigar Company Owner Sees Life Come Full Circle: Giving Back to Those Serving

Joshua Cruse was serving in the U.S. Army and stationed in Bosnia in 1998 when he found himself taking a much needed break in a tent where some of his fellow comrades were smoking cigars. Sitting around in the tent, everyone was in t-shirts. With no visible designation of military rank, it was just a […]

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Rack Daddy’s Texas CIGARBECUE a Success

Rack Daddy’s in Dallas, Texas hosted an all-day cookout benefiting Operation: Cigars for Warriors in October that netted $354 and 85 cigars. This was a great event and the community rallied around it. Jack Shelton, an Operation: Cigars for Warriors volunteer event coordinator and a member of the National Guard, noted that the barbecue aspect […]

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Viva Republica’s Limited Edition Charitable Release Cigar

When it comes to celebrating our warriors, Viva Republica apparently has a motto of go big or go home. Just in time for Veterans Day, the company announced a limited edition fundraising cigar supporting Operation: Cigars for Warriors. The cigar retailed for $6, and all proceeds from the wholesale of the cigar to authorized retailers […]

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Troops Celebrate 2014 Holiday Season With OP: CfW Cigars

We’ll admit it: the volunteers here at Operation: Cigars for Warriors do it all for what we call the stogie smiles. That’s what we call the pictures we get from deployed troops enjoying a cigar with comrades, photos that often catch a moment of calm in the midst of chaos. We know the holiday season […]

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First Annual Siblings of the Leaf Chili Cook-Off Benefits Operation: Cigars For Warriors

In November, residents of Simpsonville, Kentucky, and the surrounding areas had the chance to prove who has the best chili recipe and support Operation: Cigars for Warriors when the Siblings of the Leaf held its 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off benefiting Operation: Cigars for Warriors. The event was sponsored by Executive Cigars, LLC and netted almost […]

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Drew Estate

Producers of ACID, Undercrown, My UZI Weighs A Ton, Liga Privada, Natural, Tabak Especial, Chateau Real, and La Vieja Habana. The Drew Estate brand is a major player in the cigar industry. They combine traditional cigar making techniques with new and innovative concepts. “The Rebirth of Cigars” is their mantra and it reflects their approach […]

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Joya De Nicaragua

Joya de Nicaragua, S.A. is located in Esteli, 150km north of Nicaragua’s capital city of Managua. Established in 1968, we have the privilege of being the very first Nicaraguan cigar factory. For more than 40 years, we have been dedicated to the art of handcrafting cigars. We have preserved a traditional style of cigar making, […]

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Famous Smoke Shop

Famous Smoke Shop, the nation’s #1 discount retailer of premium handmade cigars, has aligned with Cigars for Warriors to support their mission of collecting and distributing premium cigars to our brave men & women serving in combat zones around the globe. Famous Smoke Shop is Operation: Cigars for Warriors’ newest and largest corporate sponsor, with […]

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Cigars International

Cigars International is one of the biggest online cigar retailers in the country, and we are proud to have them as a sponsor of Operation: Cigars for Warriors. They are extremely generous supporters of our mission to provide premium cigars to the brave men and women serving our country to defend our freedom. Cigars International’s […]

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Deadwood Tobacco Company

Vaughn Boyd and her Deadwood Tobacco Company are some of the biggest and most active CFW supporters around. She has been with us since the beginning, doing everything possible to support our mission of providing premium cigars to brave men and women serving our country. Her shop may be a little off the beaten path, […]

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Cigar Press

Cigar Press premiered in June of 2007.  It was founded in Los Angeles, California by Thor Nielsen, who currently lives in and produces Cigar Press out of Miami, FL.   It can be found in cigar shops around the United States in all 50 states as well as other countries and cities such as Canada, […]

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Rocky Patel Cigars

Rocky Patel Cigars are among the most popular brands on the market today. Rocky Patel’s infectious personality and relentless travel schedule have helped the brand to gain worldwide recognition, but the real reason for the popularity is the quality and consistency. Rocky is always coming out with something new, and his fans know it’s always […]

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Gurkha Cigars

Gurkha cigars need no introduction, they’ve been a huge force in the cigar world since they burst on the scene. They make a huge variety of cigars designed to appeal to every time of cigar lover there is. You can get some inexpensive gems or go all the way up to some of the most […]

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Moscato Cigars

Based out of Raleigh, North Carolina, the Moscato brothers launched their premium, infused line of Moscato Cigars at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Convention (IPCPR) in July of 2013. The brand has experienced tremendous growth in its first year and are expanding the line in the upcoming months. Moscato Cigars is elated to […]

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KJ-94 San Antonio

San Antonio’s #1 station for new country isn’t just the best place to tune in to hear all the latest tunes from the cutting edge of the country music scene, they are also a proud supporter of Operation: Cigars for Warriors! By utilizing their broadcasting power to amplify our message, their support of our cause […]

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Classic Rock 104.5

Corpus Cristi’s home for the best classic rock music around, this awesome radio station not only uses their broadcasting power to crank out all your favorite classic rock hits 24/7, but also to broadcast the powerful message of Operation: Cigars for Warriors!

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Xikar

Based in Kansas City, Missouri, XIKAR is the leading cigar accessory brand.  Creator of the revolutionary and iconic Xi1 cutter, XIKAR sells product in thousands of retail locations around the world.  In 1995, Kurt Van Keppel wanted to buy a good cigar cutter, but found that both the inexpensive and high-end models underperformed.  So, he […]

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Boveda

Boveda is the Worlds First 2-Way humidity control for desktop humidors. Boveda Humidity Control Packs are the simplest and most accurate Humidification systems available.  It is so simple and works so well you will be amazed.  Each Pack is preset to a precise humidity level. Boveda packs are available in four different RH levels – […]

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Espinosa Cigars

Erik Espinosa’s eponymous company Espinosa cigars has been popular since the boisterous owner started it, but has really exploded over the last couple years. Churning out popular smoke after popular smoke, brands like 601, La Zona, Espinosa, and Murcialago are staples in humidors everywhere. Erik knows the cigar biz inside and out, and keeps it […]

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Black Label Trading Company

Black Label Trading Company is re-defining the standards for cigar making. With a less is more philosophy Black Label Trading Co. creates hand-crafted premium cigars in small batch, limited quantities.  In February, 2015 BLTC opened their own factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua. Black Label Trading Co. is taking the next step in small […]

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MoyaRuiz Cigars

MoyaRuiz Cigars was founded by long-time friends and passionate cigar enthusiasts Danny Moya and Nelson Ruiz. They are a relative newcomer on the scene, but their cigars are quickly gaining popularity among smokers in search of fresh and innovative flavors. Their La Jugada became an instant hit, and their The Rake release looks like it […]

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Villiger Cigars

Villiger Cigars was founded in 1888, and they’ve spent the last century and change making some seriously incredible cigars. Getting their start in the inexpensive machine made cigar market, they’ve since opened up their offerings to include some of the highest quality handmade premium cigars available today. With NicaRoma, La Libertad, and La Capitana joining […]

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Corona Cigars

Corona Cigars is a Florida-based online cigar retailer that also boasts some of the most happening brick and mortar locations in southern Florida. A company run by true cigar fanatics, Corona is very proud to work with Operation Cigars for Warriors to give our brave service men and women a small taste of relaxation at the end […]

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Smoker Friendly

Smoker Friendly is a group of over 800 independently owned tobacco shops, selling everything from premium cigars to pipe tobacco, cigarettes to RYO to chewing tobacco, and even the new electronic cigarettes and vaping supplies. Everything any smoker could ever want all under 1 roof. Smoker Friendly is a proud sponsor of Operation Cigars for Warriors and their […]

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Miami Cigar

Miami Cigar was founded in 1989 by Nestor Miranda, and distributes a wide variety of popular premium cigar brands like La Aurora and Leon Jimenez as well as producing their own brands including Tatiana and Don Lino. They are a family owned company that started out small and has grown to be a major force in […]

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Debonaire

Debonaire Ultra Premium Cigars were intimately developed out of the passion to experience the perfect cigar at the hands of Philip S. Zanghi III, founder of Indian Tabac Cigar Company and Daniel Sinclair, founder of Durfort Holdings. Debonaire is the culmination of 20 years of research and development to produce some of the finest premium cigars […]

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Quesada Cigars

Quesada Cigars is a company steeped in history and tradition. The family has been in the tobacco business since the 1800s, and has been through the triumphs of the cigar boom as well as the travesties of being exiled from Cuba. Through it all, Quesada continues to produce incredibly unique and innovative tobacco blends, testing the […]

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CZ Cigars

CZ Cigars is a cutting edge company out of Denver that makes some seriously rockin’ cigars! They partner with metal band Core Zero and their cigars pay tribute to the hard rock sound that inspired the blends. Made in Nicaragua and boasting two different blends, these cigars are catching on quickly like a hit single. CZ Cigars […]

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Room 101 Cigars

Matt Booth’s Room 101 Cigars merge lifestyle with top notch premium stogies. The hip LA image cultivated by the larger-than-life brand owner seeps in from his edgy line of jewelry and clothing, but there’s a whole lot more than a brand behind these cigars. The sizzle is backed up with incredibly high quality smokes that deliver […]

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Ortega Cigars

Ortega Cigars are the brainchild of Eddie Ortega, a renowned boutique blender who has gained a cult-like following by putting out a slew of terrific blends. Whether his flagship Serie D line or the Wild Bunch limited edition blends that honor quirky retail shop owners, his cigars get smoked up, like, well, awesome cigars! Constantly […]

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