The term long ashes is sometimes used in the cigar world when greeting or saying goodbye to a fellow cigar smoker. This term is also a suggestion to enjoy a fine premium cigar that is handmade with long filler tobaccos (since these type of cigars are more likely to hold a long ash).
After eight years as About.com's Expert Guide to Cigars, it is finally time to say long ashes to all of my site visitors, followers, readers, and all those in the cigar industry whom I have met over the years. I'd also like to thank About.com for giving me the opportunity to share my knowledge and opinions with millions of cigar enthusiasts, from the newbies up to the experienced connoisseurs. A special thanks also goes out to Dr. Mitch Fadem, who helped me spread the good word about premium handmade cigars, in his roles as Guest Author and Contributing Writer.
In the future, I intend to continue writing about cigars and the cigar lifestyle in other capacities. If you like what you've been seeing here on About.com, you will still be able to find me on Twitter and Facebook. For current contact information, please visit my new personal cigars website at SmokeYourAshOff.com.
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