How To Smoke And Enjoy Cigars
By Gary Manelski, About.com Guide
- Types of Cigars and How Cigars are Made
- How to Smoke and Select Cigars
- Cigar Humidors and Accessories
- Legal and Health Issues
Types of Cigars and How Cigars are Made
Cigar connoisseurs do not typically smoke mass produced cigars that are made by machines, but opt for premium handmade cigars that are made by professional cigar rollers in countries such as the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Most cigars are named and classified according to their size and shape.
- Hand Rolled Cigars
- Cigar Sizes and Shapes
- The World's Top Cigar Companies
- How to Roll a Cigar
- Cigar Factory Tour
How to Smoke and Select Cigars
New cigar smokers should begin with mild cigars, and sample various brands and blends to discover which tobacco flavors they enjoy the most. Cigars are not cigarettes, and it takes more time to cut, light, and puff on a cigar without inhaling the smoke.
Cigar Humidors and Accessories
Every aspiring cigar connoisseur needs a humidor to properly store, protect and age cigars. Learn how to season a new humidor before using it for the first time, and how to properly maintain humidity levels inside of your box. Learn about cigar cutters and the three basic cigar cuts, and also about acquiring and using other cigar accessories.
Legal and Health Issues
Smoking bans, airline regulations, and the Cuban Trade Embargo are only a few legal issues affecting cigar smokers. You also need to be aware of both the health risks and benefits of being a cigar smoker.
- Cuban Trade Embargo
- Why Cuban Cigars Are Illegal in U.S.
- Nicotine in Cigars
- Smoking Bans
- Airline Regulations