Liberty Tobacco opened its doors for business in 1975 and is San Diego's oldest, independent retail tobacco shop. We carry a wide range of imported cigars such as Arturo Fuente, Avo, Davidoff, Don Pepin, Padron, and more. Our hi-grade briar pipes and pipe tobacco's are unparalleled with brands such as Castello, Dunhill, Erik Nording, Lorenzo, Meerschaum, Peterson, Savinelli, Stanwell, Vauen, and we also offer other luxury tobacco products such as General Snus and several imported cigarettes.
In addition to our other fine products we carry only the finest accessories such as Davidoff, Dupont, Daniel Marshall, Xikar, Zippo.... for all smokers.
Our lounge consists of five HD plasma TV's, "NFL Sunday Ticket", and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, so you can come in, enjoy a smoke, and relax!
Liberty's wholesale division services many of San Diego's finest restaurants, hotels, and golf courses, including event services such as Cigar Bars! Now with two locations to serve you, the largest selection, & lowest prices, we are certain to meet all of your tobacco needs.
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Cigarette & Cigar tax would rescue underfunded Medi-Cal program
By Jim Knox Special to the Mercury News Posted: 07/07/2015 10:51:51 AM PDT7 Comments | Updated: about 19 hours ago
Increasing cigarette taxes is one of the most effective ways to reduce smoking rates and stop kids from picking up the deadly addiction in the first place. It also lowers health care costs and can bridge health care-related budget gaps. That's why all but three states in the country have raised their cigarette taxes in two decades. Why hasn't California? Even in Nevada, home to a Republican-controlled Legislature and a Republican governor, the Silver State recently did something California has failed to do for two decades: pass a long-overdue increase in the tax on cigarettes. As part of a budget plan passed with bipartisan support and signed into law by Gov. Brian Sandoval, Nevada's cigarette tax will increase from 80 cents to $1.80 a pack, raising up to $100 million a year to help offset $1 billion in health care costs that smoking imposes on Nevada's citizens. More significantly, the Nevada bill will save lives, help keep more than 10,000 kids from smoking and save the state millions of dollars in long-term health care costs Now it is California's turn. Gov. Jerry Brown has wisely put the idea of raising the tobacco tax on the table during the special budget session as a way to help remedy our woefully underfunded Medi-Cal program. Using tobacco tax revenues to give low-income families access to health care would be a win-win for California. Smoking rates are higher in these communities; making cancer rates higher as well. If the tobacco industry is profiting off the backs of poor communities, then raising the tobacco tax is absolutely the appropriate way to get these individuals the medical care they urgently need. In two weeks, California, once known for its public health leadership, slipped from 33rd to 35th in terms of its tobacco tax rate -- critical barometer reflecting a state's commitment to the health of its citizens. Our cigarette tax, unchanged since 1993, is 87 cents a pack, less than half of what Nevada charges as of July 1. A recent Public Policy Institute of California poll found that seven out of 10 voters want to raise the cigarette tax. This support ranges across all ages, income levels and political groups. Californians should let Brown and legislators know that the tobacco tax should be increased by $2, to $2.87 per pack -- a level that would still be significantly lower than several other states. If the Legislature fails to stand up to the tobacco industry and pass this long overdue tobacco tax increase, the Save Lives California Coalition has pledged to put the measure on the ballot in 2016. Voters faced a similar choice in 2012 with Proposition 29, but the tobacco industry inundated voters with $40 million in deceptive and inaccurate ads, far outspending proponents from the public health community, and won by the thinnest of margins. As polls now show, voters have become savvier to this issue. More than r half a million Californians have died of smoking-related causes since the last cigarette tax increase. Meanwhile, an entire new generation of potential smokers has grown up to take their place. It's time to break this deadly cycle. All we have to do is look at neighbor states like Nevada, and we'll know that we've run out of excuses. Jim Knox is the vice president for government relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network of California. He wrote this article for this newspaper.
Liberty Tobacco and Charlie Hennegan invite you to a lunchtime BBQ supporting Scott Sherman for re-election to San Diego City Council District 7. Save the date and join us at Liberty Tobacco in Kearny Mesa, Friday, June 19th at 12pm. Scott is an excellent Council member and very deserving of the position. Please join us in support of Scott Sherman.
Screw The Taxman Promotion at Liberty Tobacco Kearny Mesa, Wednesday, 4/15/15! Buy any 3 Montecristo, Romeo Y Julieta, or H. Upmann Cigars, and get 1 H. Upmann Legacy cigar Free! Excludes H. Upmann 2nds. Tax day is a tough day for a lot of people and Liberty Tobacco is a great escape any day of the week. So instead of getting screwed by the taxman swing by Liberty Tobacco Kearny Mesa and take advantage of a great deal!
Loose Cannons and Liberty Tobacco
Join us Tuesday night for some smoke and chatter with Mike Costa and Steve Hartman from 1360's popular sports talk show "The Loose Cannons". They will be at Liberty Tobacco following their show in the 6 to 7pm range. That's Tuesday, March 31st. Yankee Joe will be on the grill with hot dogs and steaks. Did we say steaks? You to can get in on the grilling-grill Mike and Steve on the sports topics of the day - from the Charger move to the Padres coming season. Be here!
Rocky Patel and baseball fans you will want to mark March 20th, 2015 down in your calendar of things to do. Be at Liberty Tobacco Kearny Mesa, March 20th for an Epic Rocky Patel event with great discounts on Rocky Patel Cigars. How does baseball fit into this, well I will tell you, along with Rocky Patel's 500 Home Run Cigar to Commemorate Gary Sheffields Milestone 500th home run we have some incredible raffle prizes including a Gary Sheffield autographed ball and bat. This is just a sampling of the incredible deals and raffle prizes! See you there! Follow us on Facebook for exclusive offers!
Eastern Standard Euro Express
Brand: Eastern Standard from the Caldwell Cigar Co.
Style: Euro Express (5 ½ x 44)
Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Hybrid Dark Connecticut
Binder: Dominican Habano
Filler: Dominican Habano Seco, Criollo 98 Viso, Corojo Ligero
Tasting notes: This cigar was recommended to me by Mike Gallagher as the next item for review. Great choice Mike!!! This is an excellent first “cigar-of-the-day” and paired nicely with my coffee. At first the cigar had a bit of a draw issue but that was quickly alleviated after a few puffs on the stick. A slight spicy note permeated the cigar but still it remained mild throughout. If you’re looking for a new morning this cigar will certainly fit the bill.
Savinelli Pipe Show at Liberty Tobacco Kearny Mesa February 17, 2015 at 3pm! Be sure to stop by for a great deal on Savinelli and Rossi Pipes along with a tobacco sampling. Everyone in attendance will be entered into a raffle for a Savinelli pipe from the "Bianca" line released just this year! Meet Shane and Jonathan from Savinelli!
Both Liberty Tobacco locations are offering 25% off all Humidors and refillable Lighters, Feb 1st to the 15th! If you ever wanted a humidor or need a new lighter this is the time to take action. Liberty Tobacco already offers the lowest prices and best selection around town, couple that with 25% off and you have the opportunity of a lifetime! Both Liberty Tobacco locations have a large selection of humidors and lighters with names like Craftsman Bench, Daniel Marshall, Diamond Crown, Savoy S.T. Dupont, Vector, Vertigo, and Xikar. With a selection like this you are sure to find that perfect humidor or lighter at a price that fits your budget!
10% off at Liberty Tobacco Kearny Mesa, January 11th thru 17th!
Style: Perfecto (6.5” x 60)
Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan
Tasting notes: I was tasked with smoking this cigar at the behest of resident curmudgeon/manager Mike G. I was looking for something new to smoke and he led me to this most excellent perfecto. The name is derived from Kristoff founder Glen Case’s long-time address…in “Case” you wondered. I was a little bit leery about the drawing owing to the extremely narrow shape toward the head of the cigar but the draw was excellent (8 out of 10). At the start, the cigar started out on the milder side but toward the beefier center it shifted to more full-bodied flavor. The finish on the smoke wasn’t bitter at all and ended on a positive note of smooth full-bodied flavor. A winner from Kristoff for sure…come on in and get ‘em while you can.
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