Charity cigar dinners banned
An anonymous donation of $500,000. Over $1 million raised for prostate cancer research in one night. Michael Milken, founder and chairman of the prostate cancer foundation predicted a cure to the disease by 2016 last Tuesday in New York City at the legendary Four Seasons restaurant.
One of many Canadians who attended the event bid $25,000 for a single bottle of wine to go toward the research.
This wonderful fundraiser will never happen because of our provincial laws. This was a charity cigar dinner.
Hundreds of these events are happening all over the world but not in Ontario because cigar lounge owners and or tobacconist cannot allow smoking in their own establishments. Less than one mile away in Michigan, they host large cigar parties and movie stars, sports professionals and big media attend to raise money for diseases.
In Birmingham, Mich., right now, there are cigar bistros opening up to allow adults to enjoy a cigar indoors. The cigar industry is exquisite and deserves more respect from our Canadian leaders.
They don't mind taxing Cuban cigars almost four times the cost you can buy them in Cuba, but they don't want you to smoke them in the store they sell them in. Sadly, due to our dictatorship-style of government, we sit back and allow them to keep forcing more restrictions down our throat.
As a border city, we have in-
credible opportunities for the cigar industry to boom like it is in all other parts of the world, especially due to American restrictions on Cuban cigars.
Speak up, let your voice be heard.
Saturday, May 05, 2012
Source: Thr Windsor Star