He is a passionate cigar smoker who possesses credentials as a tobacconist, a bartender, and an expert in responsible cigarette vending. At the tender age of eighteen, Carnley developed a taste for tobacco and smoked two celebratory cigars back-to-back as a way to mark the occasion. Cigar Rights of America's principal lobbying group, Cigar Rights of America, soon made him the industry's youngest ever member. As a student of the tobacco industry, Cory Carnley has done extensive research and experimentation with a wide range of tobacco products and accessories, and he continues to do so today. When it comes to tobacco, Carnley has tried everything from premium cigars to "gas station" cigarillos to cigarettes to pipes to hookah to chewing tobacco to nasal snuff. He's tried it all.