Smoking a cigar is one of the greatest pleasures in life. Some people think that it is not much different from a cigarette. After all, you have a stick (albeit of varying sizes) in your mouth, you puff, and so on. Then again, those who know nothing (or very little) about cigars wouldnâ€™t know that there are key differences when it comes to smoking cigarettes and cigars. For example, most cigar smokers that I know do not inhale the smoke. If you donâ€™t believe me, try inhaling cigar smoke and you will know what I mean.
Anyway, another key difference when it comes to smoking cigars and cigarettes is the relighting of one. Cigarettes burn quickly and easily so it is rare that you would have to relight one. But in the event that you do have to relight a cigarette, all you need to do is flick the ashes out and put a lighter to the tip.
For cigars, however, you have to be more careful. Naturally, you also need to get rid of the ash at the foot of the cigar. It has to be done carefully by tapping the cigar or gently rubbing it on an ashtray. Relighting a cigar entails more than puffing â€“ you have to blow out the smoke THROUGH the cigar. This is so that the ash and tar build up can be removed. However, this has proven to be disastrous for some smokers as sparks can blow out from the cigar.
Another option then would be to cut about one fourth of an inch from the foot of the cigar. That would leave you with unburnt tobacco.
How do you relight your cigars?
Originally posted on August 18, 2008 @ 7:07 pm