(If you would like to contact me outside of this blog, my email addy is posted on the home page of my IL Smokers Alliance group..link is within this message, and on my blog's links list.)
This is a welcome post to any readers of the Maduro Woman newsletter who decided to visit here.
I'm the same Jay who attended the cigar party hosted by you-know-who. She welcomed me with open arms, and she is a very nice woman. Probably one of the nicest smokers I met anywhere. My first cigar was a pleasant one. Bubba told me "Here's a mild cigar." I told myself "For a new cigar smoker, that stogie sure is big!" I think it's actually good my first cigar was a premium one. Because after I smoked that big cigar, I hate small cigars even more.
I dunno if that was a Cuban cigar I had. Bubba called it a Cuban STYLE cigar. But it sure was cool seeing ladies smoke REAL cigars there instead of the small cigars I see now and then in public. If I wanted to smoke a small cigar, I'd buy a pack of the More cigs instead. LOL
The host called the party a smokey party. But it's actually nice it was smokey in there. It reminded me of the days when parties in college dorms/nearby apartments were smokey (from my days as a UIC student). Of course, the smokers at cllege parties are basically cig smokers.
If you're a fan of reading pro-smoking posts, you'll definitely find lots of pages on them at my blog. I'm not gona "reintroduce" myself in here. Since I do that in the first-ever post I made in here back in June. But yes, I'm primarily a Black smoker of menthol cigs. I wouldn't mind an occassional cigar as long as it's similar to one of Bubba's cigars. hee hee
I also contribute in the fight here in IL between the antismoking side and the smokers/smoking activists side. You certainly don't have to be a smoker period in order to be a smoking activist. I've met my share of nonsmokers who are opposed to smoking bans, hefty tobacco taxes, etc.
Smoking bans effect ALL smokers, not just cig smokers. If you're a cigar smoker who's fed up with the second class treatment you receive for smoking your cigars in public, then you're welcome to read my blog. You'll find links to smoking-related articles in here and some letters I submitted in the past.
You're also welcome to join my IL Smokers Alliance group (You don't have to be a cigar smoker from IL to join....ALL smokers from ALL states are welcome!).
And lastly, although Garnet gets credit for owning this smoking activist site, feel free to check out Illinois Smokers Rights for info on any issues that concern you and your freedom to smoke cigars in public. I will warn if you haven't heard, you can't smoke your cigars at Chicago beaches anymore.