Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Arnolds Cigars Under Attack

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger enjoys a cigar in the capitol building courtyard, so much so, that he had a smoking tent built. Now, a bill approved by a state Assembly committee Wednesday threatens to halt this practice. The measure aims to ban smoking of any tobacco product in an outdoor area enclosed on at least three sides by a public building or buildings. The bill would amend existing law, which prohibits smoking within 20 feet of a public building's entrances, exits or windows. An Associated Press report quoted Assemblyman Juan Vargas (D–San Diego), who introduced the bill, as saying the bill is not aimed at Schwarzenegger, but would cover him. He said smoke can get trapped in courtyards, posing health risks for nonsmokers. The governor's office has not issued a statement on the proposal. After 1998, California became virtually smoke-free. Smoking was banned in all restaurants, bars and nearly every all-indoor space.

- Little Bro

Monday, June 19, 2006

Party Like A Rock Star with CAO

Nashville - CAO, one of the worlds foremost premium cigar manufacturers, today announced its "Party Like a Rock Star with CAO in Vegas" Essay Contest. The announcement arrives on the heels of CAOs recent consumer promotion in which the cutting-edge cigar company opened up the gates to its annual RTDA Party, historically closed to the general public, to 500 lucky winners. The 500 tickets to the CAO bash, billed as "The Ultimate Cigar Party," sold out within 72 hours. To be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Pool & Beach Club on July 17, The CAO RTDA Party 2006 will feature rock icon Tommy Lee and DJ Aero headlining as guest celebrity DJ Duo, CAO Family, CAO Flavourettes, open bar, CAO Cigars and more. The topic of the national essay contest is, "My Most Memorable Las Vegas Moment." One Grand Prize Winner will receive a three-day/two-night trip for two to Las Vegas, accommodations at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 2 tickets to the sold out CAO RTDA Party 2006, and a private VIP Guest Cabana during the party. CAO created "HRH" banded cigars to commemorate the Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos 10th Anniversary last year. CAO also provided cigars for socialite Nicky Hiltons 21st birthday party held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

- Little Bro