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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. 

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The 2024 Smoker Fundraiser was held on March 9, 2024, at the Cigar Castle in Temple Terrace from 11 AM to 3 PM. Thank you to all the people and businesses that donated items to make this another great event. This year we had 2 TV's to give away due to the generosity of members Carol and Lew Jolly and Angela Yue.  Each year we raise more money than the year before.  This year we raised over $15,000! 

Thank you to the following companies for their donations:

  • Aganorsa Leaf Cigars

  • Arturo Fuente Cigars

  • Ashton Cigars

  • Epic Cigars

  • Espinosa Cigars

  • Grand Cathedral Cigar Lounge

  • GTO Cigars

  • JC Newman Cigar Co

  • Nat Cicco Cigars

  • Perdomo Cigars

  • Protocol Cigars

  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa

  • St. Petersburg Distillery

  • West Tampa Tobacco Company

Your Board of Directors has voted to add the status of Life Member to 7 members of Smoking Shields FL.   Each of these members has a love for law enforcement and military personnel.  They have made a huge impact to our organization by supporting us through donations, their time and of course some of them opened up their "homes"  to us.  Thank you all for what you have done to help grow Smoking Shields FL.  

Oscar Cardoso
Pat Ferguson
Carlito Fuente, Jr
Joe Meket
Bobby Newman
Atul Solanki
Angela Yue

Upcoming Meetings

  • May Meeting  2024 w/ Perdomo cigars
    May Meeting  2024 w/ Perdomo cigars
    Mon, May 20
    Palm Harbor
    May 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Palm Harbor, 37748 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684, USA
    Reminder to buy 2 cigars from the host lounge and bring cigar donations for Cigars for Warriors.
  • June meeting  2024
    June meeting  2024
    Mon, Jun 24
    Grand Cathedral Cigars
    Jun 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Grand Cathedral Cigars, 2201 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
    Reminder to buy 2 cigars from the host lounge and bring cigar donations for Cigars for Warriors
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