July 13, 2015

Raleigh, N.C. – A new and exciting lifestyle magazine will be launching at the 83rd Annual IPCPR Convention and International Trade Show in New Orleans on July 17, 2015. Cigars & Leisure is a consumer magazine that appeals not only to cigar enthusiasts but to those interested in travel, nightlife, music, art, and mixology. While there are plenty of magazines on the market today that cover every topic possibly imagined, including cigars and travel, there’s not one that seamlessly brings these two worlds together into one satisfying package.

“Ben Stimpson and I set out to create a magazine for everyone rather than a segment of the market. This is a magazine that has something for men and women, young and old, cigar smokers and those curious about it. There’s something within the pages of our magazine for you—whether it’s in one of our travel stories or with a fun new drink in our mixology section,” said co-founder Antoine Reid.

Cigars & Leisure magazine’s mission is to be the personal concierge of the cigar industry. Each page in each issue will be another adventure. The magazine will take readers into both big and small cigar lounges in their neighborhoods. It will introduce readers to the artists, musicians, and creative people that breathe life and personality into communities across the nation. Each issue will take readers on a trip to locations around the world that they may have wanted to visit but haven’t yet found the time.

The premiere issue of Cigars & Leisure focuses on the heart of the cigar industry, Miami and the popular South Beach area. The cover features E.P. Carrillo co-founder Lissette Perez-Carrillo, who also is featured in an exclusive interview. All are invited to view the digital edition of the premiere issue for free at Each issue retails for $6.95, while a one-year print subscription, which includes digital access, is available for $14.99. A digital-only subscription is available for $9.99.

Cigars & Leisure magazine will be at this year’s IPCPR Trade Show in New Orleans at booth 19215. Cigars & Leisure is published by SpecComm International Inc. For more information on the publication, visit Also follow its social media accounts: We are @cigars_leisure on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, and our Facebook site is