About

Kevin Paige writes,

acigarsmoker.com was founded by Barry Stein in 2008 and grew to be one of the Top Cigar Blogs in the USA. In December 2011, Barry was hired to to what he did here at Miami Cigar & Company as Assistant Director of Marketing. That’s when I come into the picture. I am Kevin Paige, owner of three Butthead’s Tobacco Emporium stores in Danbury, CT.

A chance meeting with Barry, a big apology, and ongoing friendship led me to offer to buy the site. It is my mission to carry on what Barry started in 2008. People who know me understand my sarcasm, brutal honesty, and the intense passion that I have for the cigar business. I am a proponent of having as many places to enjoy cigars as possible and support all retailers, competition makes better stores and keeps quality at the forefront of this wonderful industry.

I have been a cigar smoker since I got out of high school. I appreciate wines and spirits and my social cigar habit has grown into my livelihood. I opened a drive thru convenience store in 1989 and carried a selection of premium cigars even back then. In 1999, the Butthead’s Tobacco Emporium concept was born out of the need for a quality tobacconist in Western Connecticut. Since then we have grown to be one of the top 100 cigar stores in the USA.

I hope you enjoy the site and feel free to contact me if you would like to comment or give us suggestions.