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Smoking Shields was established in 2015 to address the lack of a fraternal organization of law enforcement professionals who shared their passion of enjoying premium cigars and a desire to help our nation’s heroes.

The main purpose of Smoking Shields is to provide financial assistance to law enforcement officers and military personnel, to help them and their families, in a time of need. 

Smoking Shields FL was established in 2017 and is comprised of members from all aspects of law enforcement in Tampa Bay.  Our chapter is one of 10 chapters in the United States. 

Please click here to contact us about membership. 

Members Only - Arturo Fuente Factory

We are having a members only fundraising event at the Arturo Fuente Factory in Ybor City on Wednesday November 2, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  Proceeds will go to the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation on behalf of Smoking Shields Florida.


The Cigar Family Charitable Foundation (CFCF) began in 2001 when long time cigar industry business partners, the Fuente and Newman families, formalized the dream of improving people’s lives in the mountainous Bonao region of the Dominican Republic. By focusing on families, they hoped to give the children in this cigar producing region an opportunity for a better future.  You can read more about the foundation at


The cost of the event is $55.00 per person.  This donation will give you access to the Arturo Fuente Cigar Factory, which is not open to the public, cigars to smoke while you are there, and light food.  It is a BYOB event.  This is a very rare experience for a cigar smoker, and you do not want to miss out on this. 


This event is only open to members in good standing and guests are not welcome.   If you are interested in attending, please send us an email at and once your membership status is verified, we will send you a link to pay and reserve your spot.  The deadline to pay for this event is Monday October 24, 2022.


We hope to see you there.  


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Upcoming Meetings

  • October meeting
    Mon, Oct 24
    Apollo Beach
    Oct 24, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Apollo Beach, 1438 Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach, FL 33572, USA
    Cigars on the Boulevard
  • November meeting
    Mon, Nov 14
    St. Petersburg
    Nov 14, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    St. Petersburg, 222 22nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712, USA