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Top 10 Cigars Tips - Do's and Don'ts For Cigar Connoisseurs

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Here is our top 10 list of Cigar Do's and Don'ts, a handy list of cigar tips for the aspiring cigar connoisseur. If there is a cigar tip that you think should be on the list, let us know by posting it in our cigar forum for the whole world to see.

1. Don't Inhale the Smoke When Puffing a Cigar.

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2. Do Age Your Cigars.

After purchasing boxes or bundles of cigars, remove the cellophane and all other packaging, then place the cigars in a properly maintained humidor for at least a few months before smoking. Single sticks stored in a humidor at your local tobacconist may be aged enough to smoke immediately.

4. Do Select an Appropriate Drink to Accompany Your Cigar.

Select a drink that will not be overpowered by the flavor of your cigar.

5. Don't Bite the Cap Off the Head of a Premium Handmade Cigar.

Use a cigar cutter.

6. Do Use a Butane Lighter to Light Your Cigars (Compare Prices).

You can also use a wooden match, but before lighting your cigar, let the sulfur burn off after striking the match.

7. Don't Snuff Out Your Cigar When Finished.

Leave your cigar in the ashtray and it will extinguish itself automatically, avoiding that foul odor.

8. Do Sample Many Types of Different Cigars.

Try various kinds cigars at below market prices by purchasing cigar sampler packs on sale and online.

9. Don't Store Cigars In a Refrigerator.

It will remove the moisture from the cigars, drying them out.

10. Do Return Often to cigars.about.com.

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