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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Smoke Cigars, Eat, Drink and Win

(PRWEB) September 5, 2006 -- Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will host the cigar event of the year on September 30, when cigar lovers can meet the top 20 cigar makers and brand owners of the world and walk away with free samples of their work.

The event, Cigar Artisans 2006, sponsored by Thompson Cigar of Tampa, brings together the most prestigious names in the cigar industry, such as Arturo Fuente, Padron, CAO, Torano, General Cigar, Altadis USA, La Gloria, Rocky Patel, JC Newman, Camacho, Gurkha, La Perla, Acid, Cusano, Oliva and more.

"It’s a rare opportunity to meet the people behind the major cigar brands and to meet them all at once is exceptional," said Joe Silvestro, Senior Buyer, Thompson Cigar. "We really loaded the ticket holders with enough freebies and prizes to fill their humidors and enjoy the experience long after the event is over."

The event consists of two sessions with identical prizes and giveaways including custom painted Harley Davidson Motorcycles, poker tables, golf bags and sets of Razor golf clubs. Ticket holders will receive 25 premium handmade cigars with a value of $150, plus other prizes worth more than $125: including an embroidered travel bag, polar fleece jacket, backpack, ball cap, cigar cutter, lighter, drawpoker and another 8 Cigar sampler. There will be food and an open bar during the event.

Tickets are $110 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or by visiting this website:

Thompson Cigar was founded in 1915 and is the oldest mail order cigar company in the country. Today, Thompson Cigar is part of Thompson & Co. of Tampa, Inc, a multi-channel merchant that includes Linensource, Casual Living and Café Belmondo. For more information, visit


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