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How to Start Smoking Your First Cigar

Cigar smoking is something that people would initially try for the sake of curiosity. Sure you will always hear that Cuban Cigars are the best but are banned. Or perhaps hear that cigars come in different flavors. Cigars are also good for the health, depending on the resources used in the hand-rolled tobacco and so forth. Cigars will surely capture the attention of most people, both smokers and non-smokers alike. For the beginning cigar smoker, it would be best to try buying one piece instead of the usual ...

Cigars Are Not All Bad for the Health

Cigar is usually associated with smoking. Smoking is usually associated with health risks. But for cigar smokers which is not lit as often as the standard cigarettes that people do, has certain health benefits if taken up close. For one, the tobacco leaves used for some cigars are traced towards medicinal herbs that may be good for the body. This was done in ancient times and has been forgotten ever since. Cigars are also associated with aid in weight loss. While such ...

Light a Cigar in a Couple of Years

Cigars, just like wine will taste better if they are lit after some time. This is not to say that a cigar is not worth it if it is immediately lit by anyone who may have one. It is merely stating a fact that a cigar will improve in its taste and quality after some years of proper storage since this is how the tobacco leave contents prosper with regards to quality tasting cigars. To some people, it would be best to check out the labels that they come with. The years specified in each ...

More On Cigar Lounge Etiquette

In the previous post, I posed some question that will help you analyze your knowledge of cigar etiquette. Here are a few more that, hopefully, will help you realize whether or not you are one of those stogie lovers that irritate the crap out of every other person in the cigar lounge. When your mobile phone rings, where do you take the call? A better question might be, do you take the call at all? Sometimes, the cigar lounge is just like the movie theater. People hate interruptions such ...

Do You Know Your Cigar Lounge Etiquette?

Courtesy is something that some people just don’t get. Some simply do not care, while some are just not aware. If you are going to a cigar lounge to enjoy a smoke, you should know the basic etiquette that is expected of you. How well do you know your cigar lounge etiquette? Ask yourself these questions and find out! If a conversation is going on when you enter the lounge, what do you do? Some people would probably sit down and observe for a while, maybe join in when they feel like it. Others might immediately ...

Cigars are not Cigarettes!

For the normal cigarette smoker, shifting their smoking agenda towards the field of cigars should not be intertwined. There are totally different smoking materials. For one, cigarettes are smaller in size and not manufactured and prepared in the way that cigars are done. Secondly, cigars are entirely expensive compared to one pack of cigarette. For some cigars such as Cuban or Havana manufactured cigars, the price of one piece of cigar may be equivalent or even more expensive than one pack of cigarette. This is largely due to the materials used in making one cigar ...

A Cigar for Success and Triumph

People today have different ways of expressing success and triumphs in any undertaking that they may find themselves in. Especially in task or work related activities, cigars are a common site to behold. Lighting a cigar at these times is a symbol of achievement and also relief for efforts invested in the course of investing much time and energy to achieve certain goals. Cigars are rare today, and unless people are the standard cigar addicts, only a few can see people regularly smoking cigars in public. Cigars have ...

Personal Satisfaction from Smokes

To this day, no one has really come up with a good explanation why it is hard to kick the habit of smoking once a person would start taking it up. All a person gets is smoke in his mouth and perhaps until his lungs, so what is the pleasure out of it? Breathing like a dragon perhaps? But still, where is the part where a person is satisfied, especially when a cigar is paired with coffee. Many people would not understand why such traditional practices have become what it is today. For ...

Old world meets new world

Cigar smoking is enjoying a resurgence – a renaissance if you will. With the strong and decisive efforts of many different groups to stamp out cigarette smoking all over the world most people have started seeing cigars and smoking them in a completely new light.

With the way cigar is supposed to be smoked (don’t inhale it!) more and more people are beginning to appreciate cigars and even the art of smoking them. Yuppies and young adults are rediscovering the unique set of experiences that cigar smoking brings to the ...

Feeling strongly for cigars

Enjoying cigars can only be described as strong, deep passion. Some people may think of it as a hobby, but it is not. The art and privilege of smoking a cigar is a lifestyle. It is a ritual that one goes through every single time a cigar is smoked. From picking a cigar out from the humidor, to cutting the edge, to lighting a match in order to light the cigar oh so carefully. Each step is a study in deliberate movements that end in that first puff of aromatic smoke.

If I sound too florid when ...