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Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:10:33 +0000

 



Why Are Cuban Cigars Illegal in the US?

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Read about cigars' part in the history of the Cuban Trade Embargo, and why it was enacted by JFK in 1962, as the result of Castro's 1959 revolution.



New Humidor for Your Cigars? Do This Before You...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

A new humidor must be properly seasoned before storing cigars. An unconditioned humidor can ruin your cigars. Learn how in our step by step guide.



The Best Cigars for Beginner Smokers

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

The flavor and strength of these popular cigar brands selected are mild to medium and can be enjoyed by any level smoker, from beginner to seasoned.



How to Avoid Getting Sick From Smoking a Cigar

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Your Guide to Selecting, Smoking, and Enjoying...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

A guide for the new cigar smoker on how to select, cut, light, hold, smoke and enjoy a premium hand rolled cigar.



Top Ten Cheap Cigars Less Than \$3.10 Each

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Here is a list of the top cheap cigars -- inexpensive value priced cigars that are great bargains for both everyday and occasional cigar smokers.



Immediate Effects of Nicotine On Cigar Smokers

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Immediate but temporary effects of nicotine contained in cigar smoke.



Online Cigar Stores Every Aficionado Should Shop

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Top retailers for buying cigars online, personally used and recommended by our cigar expert. Get discounts and save on bundles and boxes of cigars.



How Cigars are Categorized by Shape and Size

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Cigars come in many shapes and sizes, and there are official names and terms used by the industry to categorize cigars by their dimensions.



Things to Know Before You Light That Cigar

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Smoking tobacco can cause cancer, especially when inhaled on a daily basis. Cigar smokers should not inhale, and smoke no more than one or 2 cigars per week to minimize the health risks. There may also be health benefits to smoking cigars.



How to Correct the Humidity Level in a Humidor

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Having trouble keeping up the humidity level in your humidor? Info on the proper humidity levels inside a humidor to store, age, and protect cigars.



Cigars - Hobby, Habit, or Addiction

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

It is possible to be addicted to cigars, but not likely. Most cigar smokers are connoisseurs who enjoy cigars as a hobby, but some cigar smokers may have a habit of smoking cigars.



Giving Cigars and Accessories as Gifts

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Giving cigars and cigar accessories as gifts for both new and seasoned connoisseurs, especially for Christmas and other special occasions such as Father's Day, anniversaries,and birthdays. Recommendations for specific brands of cigars and types of cigar accessories that will make a lasting impression.



Buying a New Cigar Humidor Made Easy

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

How to find and buy the right cigar humidor for your needs, information and advice to make the purchase of a new humidor much easier.



How to Calibrate Your Humidor's Hygrometer

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

How to calibrate a hygrometer used in cigar humidors to measure the level of humidity. Humidity gauge must be accurate to monitor and maintain optimal levels inside a humidor.



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

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Top ten list of cigar tips for cigar connoisseurs includes recommended do's and don'ts along with free advice for cigar smokers.



Tastes and Flavors of Cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Terms used to describe the flavors and tastes in cigars by cigar reviewers who smoke and rate cigars.



How to Buy a Cigar Lighter

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Cigar lighters should be chosen based upon function over appearance. Butane double torch lighters made by reputable manufacturers having lifetime warranties are recommended.



Health Benefits of Cigar Tobacco - Cigars and...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Health benefits of cigar tobacco have included medicinal uses to treat many diseases throughout history, up to more recent studies showing that intravenous administration of nicotine to non-smoking Alzheimer's patients produced significant improvements in long-term recall and attention span.



Smoking Cigars on Cruise Ships

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Smoking cigars on cruise ships while on vacation can be very enjoyable, but make sure that the ship is cigar friendly. Each cruise line has different smoking restrictions and amenities for cigar and pipe smokers, which are subject to change.



Hand Rolled Cigars the Best Choice for...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Cigars can be categorized as being either hand rolled or machine made. Imported premium hand rolled cigars are the very best available, and are the preferred choice of connoisseurs and aficionados.



Aging, Tasting, and Rating Cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Rating cigars is based on many factors that affect the flavor of a cigar, and can make the same cigar taste different to the same smoker under different conditions. Aging cigars in a cigar humidor is one factor you can control to improve the flavor of cigars.



Definition of Cigar Body

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Cigars can be classified according to body, a term that can mean flavor, strength, or a combination of both and much more. Categories include mild, medium, and full, plus everything in between.



Flavored Cigars - Recommendations for Flavored...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Flavored cigars are cigars containing artificial flavoring, such as rum, peach, Kahlua, Amaretto, Irish Cream , and other popular flavors, which enhance and compliment the taste of tobacco, including cigars infused with natural sweeteners such as Acid by Drew Estate.



Review of Zippo Blu2 Butane Cigar Lighter

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Review of Zippo Blu2 butane cigar lighter, made in America especially for cigar smokers, includes lifetime guarantee.



All about the Famous Smoke Shop, the Online...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Cigar interview with Gary Korb of the Famous Smoke shop, one of the best places to buy cigars online. Lots of information about the Famous Smoke shop as well as smoking and buying cigars.



Cocktails That Pair Perfectly with Cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Choosing the right drink to accompany a cigar is one of the most important factors affecting the enjoyment of the cigar smoking experience.



World's Largest Cigar Companies

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Cigar companies continue to go through mergers and acquisitions, and new cigar empires are being formed. Altadis, now owned by Imperial Tobacco, and General Cigar owned by Swedish Match, are the top cigar manufacturers in the world, producing top brands such as Montecristo and Macanudo.



Review of Pinolero Figurado Cigar

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Review of Pinolero Nicaraguan puro cigars made by A.J. Fernandez.



4 Types of Cigar Cuts and Cutters

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Cigar cutters are used to remove or penetrate the cap of a cigar before smoking it. There are three basic types of cuts, but there are a few more types of cigar cutters.



What is a Cigar Humidor?

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Definition and description of what is a cigar humidor, used to store, preserve and age cigars by maintaining the optimal humidity level at room temperature. A cigar humidor contains a humidification device that either adds or removes humidity inside the box to maintain the optimal level.



What Makes a Cigar Good

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Explanation of what makes a cigar good, and what factors are important when judging or rating premium cigars.



Should You Age Your Cigars in a Humidor?

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Should you age your cigars? Cigar taste tests were conducted to determine if aging cigars in a properly maintained humidor can improve the flavor.



Top Cigar Cities in the United States

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

The best cigar city to smoke and enjoy a cigar in public, the best cigar city to mingle and interact within a genuine cigar culture, and the best cigar city to experience a taste of cigar history.



Review of the Mr. B Lonsdale Cigar

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Review of the Mr. B handmade cigar from Nicaragua in the Lonsdale size with a Maduro wrapper. The best value in everyday cigars, low cost and good taste.



President John F. Kennedy and Cuban Cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

President John F. Kennedy, his love for Cuban cigars, and assassination attempts on Castro using poison cigars.



Aging Cigars - Why You Should Age Bundled Cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

The importance of aging cheap bundled cigars in a humidor before smoking, and maintaining the proper level of humidity.



Cigar Makers and Cigar Companies

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

The cigar industry and how cigars are made and distributed by cigar makers to retailers and tobacconists.



Top Gifts for Cigar Smokers

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

List of the top gifts to give to a cigar smoker, including cigars, accessories, humidors, gift certificates, and more.



Basic Flavors In Cigar Tobacco

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Terms used to describe basic and subtle flavors of cigar tobacco.



Top Unique and Unusual Cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

List of top unique or unusual cigars, includes cigars made with nontraditional tobaccos, organic cigars, maduro cigars, and cigars with unusual colors, shapes, sizes, or methods of manufacture.



Top 10 Occasions for Smoking Cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

An exclusive Top 10 list of the best occasions for smoking cigars. There are many events and occasions that are conducive to smoking cigars, but our list narrows them down to the top 10.



Health Benefits of Cigars - Cigar Tobacco Used...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Health benefits of cigar tobacco have included medicinal uses to treat many diseases throughout history, up to more recent studies showing that intravenous administration of nicotine to non-smoking Alzheimer's patients produced significant improvements in long-term recall and attention span. Page 2.



Review of Macanudo Hyde Park Cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Review of Macanudo Hyde Park cigars made by the General Cigar Company in the Dominican Republic. Macanudo Hyde Park cigars are 5 1/2 inches long with a ring gauge of 49, and are available with three different blends of tobacco.



Cigar Punch Cutters

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Three basic types of cigar punches for making a hole in the cap of a cigar before smoking are reviewed, including pictures and holes made by the bullet punch, havana punch, and the multi cutter.



What to Call a Cigar Expert

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Cigar Experts and other terms to describe what they are called.



Review of Shuriken Cigar Cutter - An Innovative...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Review of Shuriken cigar cutter. Did you ever wonder if there was a way to cut a cigar and never worry about getting bits of tobacco in your mouth? Here is a new cigar cutting technology that does that and more. You may even enjoy smoking short fill cigars.



The Benifits of Tobacco

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Medical and health benefits of tobacco and cigars explained by an expert in toxicology, Dr. Mitch Fadem, Phd.



Genuine Pre-Embargo 1958 Counterfeit Cuban...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Review of Genuine Pre-Embargo 1958 Counterfeit Cuban cigar made by Tabacelera Perdomo with filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and Honduras.



Airline Regulations Affecting Cigar Smokers

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Airline regulations which affect cigar smokers include restrictions on matches, lighters, and certain types of cutters. There are different rules for carry-on and checked luggage.



Review of H. Upmann Corona Major Cigar

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Cuban H Upmann Petit Upmanns were President John F. Kennedy's favorite cigars. In 1962, JFK ordered his Press Secretary to buy as many Petit Upmanns as he could find before signing the Cuban Trade Embargo. Page 2.



Custom Cigar Bands

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

How to make a custom cigar band for your own personal enjoyment, and where to buy professional cigar bands to give as gifts or for special occasions.



Best Wedding Cigars Recommended For Guests and...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Here are suggestions for cigars recommended for special occasions, wedding guests, grooms, and members of the wedding party and immediate family.



Tabacalera de Garcia Cigar Factory Tour

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Tabacalera de Garcia cigar factory tour in La Romana, Dominican Republic. Tabacalera de Garcia is the largest cigar factory for handmade cigars in the world.



Xikar Cigar Cutters For Large Cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

New Xikar cigar accessories for 2013 include cutters and punches for big cigars and some new cigar lighters.



Review of the Ashton Maduro Premium Cigar

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Review of the Ashton Maduro premium cigar made by Arturo Fuente in the Dominican Republic. This is a full flavored cigar. The robusto size measures 5 inches long with a ring gauge of 50.



Before You Purchase Cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

How to shop for premium hand rolled cigars. Purchase by the box or bundle, buy a sampler pack, or just try a few singles.



What Causes a Cigar to Burn Unevenly?

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Reasons why some premium cigars do not burn evenly.



Graycliff Cigar Factory Tour in Nassau, Bahamas

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Free tour of Graycliff Cigar Factory in Nassau, Bahamas.



Ring Gauge of a Cigar

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

The ring gauge of a cigar is a measurement of its diameter expressed in 64ths of an inch. For example, a cigar with a ring gauge of 42 means that it is 42/64 inches thick.



Broadleaf, Shade, and Ecuador — Making...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

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Review of Private Stock No. 2 Cigar by Davidoff

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Cigar review of Private Stock No. 2 by Davidoff, a Double Corona sized cigar made in the Dominican Republic with a Connecticut Shade wrapper and Dominican filler tobaccos. A very good value for a mild and tasty cigar appropriate for beginners.



Review of Padron 1964 Anniversary Cigar

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Review of Padron 1964 Anniversary cigar, a super premium cigar made with aged Nicaraguan tobaccos and considered to be one of the best cigars in the world.



Smoking Cigars in Casinos

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Smoking cigars in casinos is becoming a thing of the past due to the proliferation of indoor smoking bans, requiring some casinos to construct outdoor patios for their smoking patrons.



Dos and don'ts for your first visit to a cigar...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Keep these things in mind when shop for and smoke your cigar.



How to Cure Bad Breath from Smoking Cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

How to cure bad breath from smoking cigars, including mouthwash for smokers, sprays and more. Get information on Targon and Cigar Clear mouth cleansers.



Five cigar recommendations from Nat Sherman's...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

One of New York City's leading tobacconists says you should look out for these stogies from Nat Sherman, Quesada, Padrón and Ashton.



Five cigar recommendations from Dan Schmitt of...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

A Dallas tobacconist recommends five cigars that he says smokers shouldn't pass up if they see them on store shelves.



Short Reviews of Four Little Cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Review of little cigars made by Villager, Illusione, Gregorio and Chevere.



Cigar Sizes Illustrated

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Cigar are measured by their length in inches and ring gauge or diameter in 64ths of an inch and are given names based on size or dimensions and shapes



How To Hand Roll a Cigar

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

How to hand roll a cigar using the three types of cigar tobacco leaves, including the binder, filler, and wrapper leaves. Watch a cigar video of a professional cigar roller demonstrating the entire process of rolling cigars by hand.



Review of Oliva Serie V Ligero Especial Cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Cigar review of Oliva Serie V Ligero Especial made by the Oliva Cigar Company with tobaccos from Nicaragua. This stogie receives our highest rating and is considered to be one of the best cigars in the world.



Patriotic Cigars to Smoke on the Fourth of July

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

List of top patriotic cigars to smoke on Independence Day, the 4th of July, Veterans Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day, Presidents Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and all American holidays. Cigars contain American tobacco, have patriotic American names, or have bans with red, white and blue colors.



Chemicals in Cigar Smoke

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents in cigar smoke identified by the FDA as reasons to regulate tobacco products including cigars are subject to interpretation. The FDA has requested comments from the public in the Federal Register.



Where to get cigars on 7th Avenue in Ybor City,...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Why King Corona, Tabanero, and Long Ash should be at the top of any cigar lover's Ybor City to-do list.



A Taste of Cigar History

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Cigar history from Christopher Columbus through Ybor City, the Cuban Trade Embargo, the Surgeon General's Health Warnings, and the cigar boom of the mid 1990's up until the public smoking bans of the mid 2000's.



March 2016: The month in cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

The biggest releases come in the summers. In the interim, product releases tend to be limited to new vitolas and line extensions.



Buying cigars as gifts? Keep these things in...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Consider these factors when buying cigars as gifts for friends, family and colleagues.



Plugged Cigar

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

If the filler tobacco inside of a cigar is packed too tightly or otherwise bunched together improperly, the cigar will not draw very well. It may be possible to gently massage the cigar between your fingers to alleviate the plug.



Review of Blue Mountain El Threesome Cigar

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Review of Blue Mountain El Threesome cigar made in Nicaragua with three different wrappers and blends of filler tobaccos.



What are boutique cigar brands and does it...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

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April 2016: the month in cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

As summer approaches, so too does the annual rush to announce and ready new cigar brands for the spotlight that comes with the IPCPR trade show in July.



Review of La Vieja Habana Cuban Corojo Cigar

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Cigar review of the La Vieja Habana Cuban Corojo made by Drew Estate in Nicaragua. The La Vieja Habana is an inexpensive value priced cigar having a spicy flavor, and is a Cuban Sandwich type cigar using a mixture of long and short leaf tobacco.



Review of Gurkha Ghost Cigar

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Review of Gurkha Ghost, a new cigar released during October 2012, just in time for Halloween.



Quick Reviews of Select Value Priced, Bundled,...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Short reviews of some value priced, bundled, and bargain cigars, including Mike's house brands and exclusives.



A Review of Arturo Fuente's Gran Reserva...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

A complete review of the Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Churchill Maduro cigar. Learn the cost and value of the Gran Reserva Churchill Maduro cigar.



Review of Three Four-Star Cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Review of Perdomo Habano Connecticut, E.P. Carrillo Core Natural, and Nestor Miranda Special Selection cigars, all rated 4-star smokes by our cigar expert.



Xikar Cigar Cutters at IPCPR

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Xikar Cigar Cutters at IPCPR 2010 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans, image gallery and complete coverage of meetings, seminars, presentations, and trade show in New Orleans convention center. Page 21.



Review of Zino Classic Premier Selection No. 6...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Cigar review of the Zino Classic Premier Selection No. 6 cigar made in the Dominican Republic by one of Davidoff's master blenders using a blend of Dominican and Honduran filler tobaccos and Connecticut shade wrapper.



Review of Monte by Montecristo Cigar

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Review of Monte by Montecristo cigar from Altadis, made in the Dominican Republic with Dominican filler tobaccos, an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, and two binders.



Five cigar recommendations from South Florida...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

One of the Miami area's leading cigar retailers recommends you pick up these five stogies when you come across them next.



U.S. Cigar Rollers

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

US Cigar Rollers, Las Vegas Cuban Cigar Factory is the second in a series about cigars handmade in the United States. There is nothing more exciting to a cigar smoker than watching a master roller and blender make cigars just for you. Meeting Nelson Ventura of the LVCCF was a real treat.



Cigar festivals in the Dominican Republic,...

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Many of the best cigars in the world come from these three countries, all of which have cigar festivals that smokers should consider attending.



Review of Kismet Cigar

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Review of Kismet Robusto cigar, a Dominican puro that is a great choice when pondering your destiny.



Curating a cigar menu for your wedding guests

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Having a cigar roller at your wedding reception might be fun ... until you light up. Consider whether quality is more important than novelty.



Binder Tobacco Leaves

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

The binder tobacco leaf in a cigar is used to bind and contain the bunch of filler tobacco leaves inside of a cigar. It usually has little or no flavor, but some cigar makers use rejected wrapper leaves as binders to add flavor to the cigar.



Review of CAO Criollo Cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Cigar review of CAO Criollo cigars made in Nicaragua entirely with Nicaraguan tobacco. Highly rated cigars that are mild to medium in flavor and a good choice for both beginner and seasoned smokers.



Interview With Jon Huber

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Jon Huber, Formerly of CAO Cigars, is interviewed about his departure from the company and his future plans after the merger between Swedish Match and Scandinavian Tobacco.



Review of La Tradicion Perdomo Reserve Cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Cigar review of Perdomo Reserve Cabinet Series – La Tradicion Perdomo Reserve cigars, made with Nicaraguan tobaccos and a choice of several wrappers, including a Cameroon, Maduro, Connecticut Shade, and Sun Grown.



Box Pressed Cigars

2016-12-10T11:10:33Z

Box Pressed cigars are cigars having a somewhat square shape from being packed tightly inside of a box.