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How to Buy a Cigar

Image: businessinsider To make a cigar experience worth your while, you must know how to buy the right one.  Cigar have so many variants to choose from that it is impossible to say if a person with no previous experience with cigar would like his/her first try.  It would be advisable to ask the recommendation of a local tobacconist who understands the differences in the variants. Newbie cigar smokers can get easily overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices.  It is impossible to make the right choice just by looks since the magic of cigar lies in the flavor. ...

How to Store Cigars

hidradenitis suppurativa icd9 Storing cigars properly is important because it may compromise its taste and quality. Once it is left in the open, it will dry up just like a flower. Mishandled cigars may burn unevenly or faster than usual. They can have a strong bitter taste and even broken wrappers. Molds and insects also pose a problem. Prevent these by keeping cigars below the maximum temperature of 73F (23C) and within 68%-74% humidity. The ideal environment would be 70F (21C) and 70% humidity. Cigars ...

What to Give Cigar Lovers this Christmas

Christmas is just a few days away and people are still thinking of what presents to give. People who love cigars often get different kinds as gifts, but there are other things that they would also appreciate. Paying attention to details will make choosing easier. First things first, get to know the recipient of the gift. Find out the brand, line, blend and size of cigar that person would want most. Since cigars often come in boxes of 25, it is a good idea to divide these into five and ...

Flavored Cigars Anyone?

Photo Courtesy Of: brehantodd Cigars are often associated with strong and rich tastes, just like coffee. There are a few though who like milder flavors, while some just want to perk up their cigar smoking experience. I have tried a couple in the past and I must say that I enjoy the sweet and lasting tastes of chocolate and cinnamon. I have heard that there are flavors like appletini, mojito, amaretto, rum, vanilla and even fruity ones such as grapes, mangoes, watermelon and ...

What to Do With the Problem of Smoke?

Let us face it – one downside to smoking cigars (or cigarettes for that matter) is the lingering smell of smoke in the room after all is said and done. For a couple of hours or so, we would enjoy puffing on that nice stogie. More often than not, we would be enjoying the time with a friend or two. There is no doubt about it – the time is well spent and there is nothing to complain about. However, after the cigars are long gone, the scent of smoke ...

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 ...

When NOT To Light That Cigar

It’s a nice night, and you want to spend it smoking a cigar while enjoying the cool breeze outside. Or maybe you want to settle in in your favorite comfortable chair and watch a good movie or read a book while smoking a cigar. Then you realize a possibility – that the only cigars you have at home might have “gone bad!” Is this scenario even possible? Definitely! While you may not want to think about cigars going bad, it does happen – and it ...

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 ...