Smokers know it’s getting harder and harder to find a place to light up a cigarette inside an airport. The folks at Bahamas-based Graycliff cigars are trying to change that. While a professional cigar maker (a torcedor) transformed tobacco leaves into cigars for conference attendees, company representatives described the boutiques and specially-ventilated cigar lounges they opened at Nassau International Airport last November and at Nashville International Airport in March.
In Nassau, the $10 lounge admission fee includes free Wi-Fi and a complimentary glass of wine or other beverage. In Nashville, where there a two cigar lounges (at gate C10 and at B9), the $4 admission fee can be waived with a purchase of a cigar or a pack of cigarettes in the store.
Company spokesperson Roberta Garzaroli couldn’t say exactly which airports will have cigar lounges next, but she confirmed that the company is working on setting up lounges in several other U.S. airports.