The Smoking Jacket Magazine is a grassroots, fully independent blog that launched on May 12, 2014 and was the result of an aspiration to bring tobacco education to both novices and aficionados alike. The magazine has contributors from all over Canada and the United States, and offers reviews and opinions on the art and hobby of smoking. We pride ourselves on our personal, unbiased reviews of quality tobacco products. Smoking Jacket Magazine seeks to stretch new bounds by producing both written and video content to appeal to a wide variety of demographics. We are working toward daily content, and producing a PDF of the magazine quarterly.
We suspended the site for some time, but we’re relaunching by working with a more sustainable subscription-based model. We are embracing crowdpublishing, in which you, the readers, fund what you want to see. While we will continue to produce quality public content, we are also establishing Members-Only content for our Patreon supporters, who will be the pillar that supports us. Site Membership will also include a quarterly pdf magazine. A higher tier of Membership will also include a print copy of the magazine mailed to your address. You can sign up here, or invest in our GoFundMe to help us launch, if you’re so inclined!
We’ll also be seeking endorsements and advertisers so that we can continue to bring you a quality product on a monthly basis.
We welcome your thoughts, contributions, press releases, event announcements, and anything else that furthers the joy of our shared hobby! From all of us here at Smoking Jacket Magazine, thank you for your continued support, you’re the reason we’re doing this.
Smoke em if you got em!
If you would like to learn more about the other authors and contributors to the Smoking Jacket Magazine see below:
Erin McRoy – Owner & Executive Editor — writes “Smoke ‘Em if You Got ‘Em”
Jose and Kat Ruiz – Authors — write “The Piper and His Goodwife” – Wisconsin’s only Certified Consumer Tobacconist
Ben Rapaport – Contributor — Editor and Compiler of A Tobacco Source Book and recipient of the 2004 Doctor of Pipes award
Steven ‘The Cigar Prof’ Umbrello, CCT, LLMc – Senior Editor & Site Administrator — Managing Director at Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Dominic Wheeler – Contributor — wrote “Off the Meter” before he quit smoking.
Joshua Hart – Contributor
Tad Seymour – Contributor –- Co-Founder of the Okanagan Pipe and Cigar Club
As a mostly Canadian magazine, there are certain elements of typical internet discussion that are not permitted on our site. Essentially, there is no excuse to be rude.
- Racism is rude.
- Sexism is rude.
- Spam is rude.
- Homophobia and transphobia are rude.
- Personal insults as a debating technique are rude.
- Politics are probably rude. While, in general, our staff would describe our personal politics as mostly left wing, we have a large right wing readership. If it is not related to tobacco regulations or import rules, we probably don’t need to discuss it here.
- Repeated assertions of a “fact” without citing a source to back it does not make it true, and is also rude. But citing a contradictory source as a rebuttal is not rude.
- We reserve the right to delete comments and ban commenters for rudeness at our discretion.
Otherwise, we welcome your comments, even (especially) if you disagree with us.