Was established in 2012, when our two amazing brands of Tobacco Connection and Big Smoke merged into one company. Our owners named their new venture “HFO” for “Hell Froze Over!” depicting the tongue in cheek sentiment felt by these former competitors. We are currently 62 stores strong and growing! You can find us in the four states of the Pacific NW – Idaho, Oregon & Washington and Utah. Our goal is to provide our guests with the highest quality products, at a great price, served by the friendliest employee team in the business.
Our Big Smoke brand was established in 1997 with our first store in Caldwell, Idaho. Our owners, the brother and sister team of Hal Baird & Dixie Baird were American Falls, Idaho natives and Borah High School in Boise, Idaho graduates. They entered the smoke shop business due to their love of a fine cigar and refreshing adult beverages. With the reputation of always having the cheapest beer prices & the friendliest employees in town, our stores have evolved into carrying a full line of all things smoke shop.
Our founder Keith Weeks a Bliss Idaho native opened his first store in Nampa, Idaho in 1994. After working several years in the convenience store industry he decided to open a specialty store with an emphasis on selection and aggressive pricing. He adopted the slogan “When You Gotta A Habit!”. The rest is history.