May 2000


Cuban 70 Lighter Dressed in Black
Calico Brands Inc. now has its Cuban 70 disposable lighter available in black, making it ideal for more formal occasions. The Cuban 70 is designed for cigar smokers with up to 4,000 lights, a heat resistant windguard, special blend of fuel, and adjustable flame.

Calico Brands Inc.,Corona, Calif., Tel: (800) 544-5837.

Smoke Defense from Protective Factors
A Boston-based supplement manufacturer, Protective Factors, recently released Smoke Defense as the first antioxidant product specifically designed to protect the health of those who smoke. The release comes as recent research has indicated that the incidence of smoking-related diseases can be significantly reduced when those at risk increase their daily intake of antioxidants - naturally-occurring substances that can protect the body from airborne carcinogens, among other things. Company spokesperson Dr. Christian Renna, a practicing physician, says, "Taking Smoke Defense on a daily basis is an easy, effective way for smokers to protect themselves against the harmful effects of smoking."

Protective Factors Inc., Boston, Mass., Tel: (800) 335-8605, Web: www.smokedefense.com.

Electro-Light Tabletop Cigar Lighter
The ultimate in interactive tabletop lighters? Csonka’s Electro-Light Cigar Lighter, a unique accessory designed specifically for the slow, careful lighting of cigars, could well be. The unit features a large capacity fuel chamber and an easily activated lighting mechanism. It is available in either medium oak model fitted with antique brass or nickel hardware, or in black walnut with 24k gold plated hardware.

Csonka Cigar Requisites, Inc., Plainsboro, N.J., Tel: (800) 276-6522.

Makes No-Scents: Now in Three Sizes
Makes No Scents, a non-toxic, odor-control product that combats cigar smoke is now available in three sizes. The deodorizing product is now available in 8- and 16-ounce plastic containers and as a wall-mounted fixture, which contains a 1-pound, refillable block. Company President Gary Lutzky says Makes No-Scents doesn’t fight odor by masking it with another fragrance. Rather, he says an open container of Makes No-Scents placed in a problem area will neutralize odor molecules, leaving behind a mild soapy smell.

Non-Stop Marketing Inc., Bensalem, Pa., Tel: (800) 257-9362.

SMOKESHOP - April 2000