Somewhere in the near future, cigars are being outlawed town by town, state by state…an infection spreading itself across the globe. Friends and relatives are ratting each other out for violating anti-smoking laws that were shoved down their throats by a government out of control, yet seemingly in total control…of everything.
Cigars, along with every other form of tobacco, are now contraband. Black markets and underground networks have replaced the once proud and public cigar shops and lounges. A product once enjoyed by businessmen and college students, sons, fathers and grandfathers at wedding receptions, colleagues and good friends at memorable events, and everyone in between on any given day, is now only hesitantly smoked by those willing to take the risk in secret, and corrupt officials whose hypocrisy know no bounds.
But this is only one possible future. This particular scenario can be avoided, but only if you choose to stand up and raise your voice.
Amidst the draconian rules and shallow intentions, underneath the turmoil and anger of the once revered connoisseurs of the beloved leaf brews a revolution. An uprising of global proportions is stirring and its proponents will be silent no more.
Why The Manifesto?
We drafted the 262 Manifesto as our call-to-action for cigar smokers and freedom lovers alike to raise their voices in opposition to the ever-constant barrage of over-regulation, excessive taxation and ever-wider smoking bans. It is the foundation for the 262 brand and belief. READ THE DOCUMENT and then decide where you stand, what you believe and what you plan to do about it. It’s time to rise up, stand strong, and stand free.
- On January 2, 2012
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