Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:18:34 +0000
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZCuban cigars are illegal in the United States. History of the Cuban Trade Embargo and why it was enacted by President John Kennedy in 1962, as the result of Castro's 1959 revolution which seized property of private citizens.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZThe flavor and strength of the five cigar brands selected are mild to medium and can be enjoyed by any level smoker.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZA new humidor must be properly seasoned before storing cigars. An unconditioned humidor can ruin your cigars. Learn how to season the cedar in our step by step guide.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZHow to avoid getting sick from smoking a cigar plus a suggested cure to help alleviate a mild nicotine overdose.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZA guide for the new cigar smoker on how to select, cut, light, hold, smoke and enjoy a premium hand rolled cigar.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZImmediate but temporary effects of nicotine contained in cigar smoke.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZList of top 10 cheap cigars that cost less than $3.10 when purchased by the box is based on smoking and sampling hundreds of cigars over many years. Inexpensive value priced cigars are great bargains for both everyday and occasional cigar smokers.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZCigars come in many shapes and sizes, and there are actually names used by the industry to categorize cigars by their dimensions. Common names include corona, panatela and churchill.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZSmoking 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZHow 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZMaintaining the proper humidity levels inside a humidor to store, age, and protect cigars.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZHow to find and buy the right cigar humidor for your needs, information and advice to make the purchase of a new humidor much easier.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZIt 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZReview of Pinolero Nicaraguan puro cigars made by A.J. Fernandez.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZHealth 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZTerms used to describe the flavors and tastes in cigars by cigar reviewers who smoke and rate cigars.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZTop retailers for buying cigars online. All sites are personally used and recommended by our cigar guide. Deep discounts, save a bundle on boxes and bundles of premium hand rolled imported cigars.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZCigar lighters should be chosen based upon function over appearance. Butane double torch lighters made by reputable manufacturers having lifetime warranties are recommended.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZCigars 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZCigar 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZFlavored 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZTop ten list of cigar tips for cigar connoisseurs includes recommended do's and don'ts along with free advice for cigar smokers.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZGiving 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZReview of Zippo Blu2 butane cigar lighter, made in America especially for cigar smokers, includes lifetime guarantee.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZCigars 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZCigar 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZChoosing the right drink to accompany a cigar is one of the most important factors affecting the enjoyment of the smoking experience. Our list was constucted to include drinks that can accompany any cigar, including the full flavored variety.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZSmoking 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZExplanation of what makes a cigar good, and what factors are important when judging or rating premium cigars.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZCigar taste tests were conducted to determine if aging cigars in a properly maintained humidor can improve the flavor. Discover how much time cigars should be aged in a humidor before smoking.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZRating 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZDefinition 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZPresident John F. Kennedy, his love for Cuban cigars, and assassination attempts on Castro using poison cigars.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZCigar 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZHealth 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZThe importance of aging cheap bundled cigars in a humidor before smoking, and maintaining the proper level of humidity.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZTop cigars recommended for wedding guests, grooms, and members of the wedding party and immediate family. Best cigars for special people on special occasions, and the importance of preparing the bride to be a cigar friendly wife. Cigar catering and rolling services, custom cigar bands, and other options for best wedding cigars.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZReview 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZThe 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZThe cigar industry and how cigars are made and distributed by cigar makers to retailers and tobacconists.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZMedical and health benefits of tobacco and cigars explained by an expert in toxicology, Dr. Mitch Fadem, Phd.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZTerms used to describe basic and subtle flavors of cigar tobacco.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZHow 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZAn 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZAirline 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZCigar Experts and other terms to describe what they are called.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZList 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZReview 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZHow to cure bad breath from smoking cigars, including mouthwash for smokers, sprays and more. Get information on Targon and Cigar Clear mouth cleansers.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZReview 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZHow 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZThree 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.
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2016-09-29T11:18:34ZReasons why some premium cigars do not burn evenly.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZCigar 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZFree tour of Graycliff Cigar Factory in Nassau, Bahamas.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZSmoking 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZReview 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZA cigar aging experiment was conducted by storing a bundle of cigars in a humidor and periodically taste testing them over a period of one year. Results of the cigar taste tests show how aging cigars improves their flavor. Page 2.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZReview 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZReview of Blue Mountain El Threesome cigar made in Nicaragua with three different wrappers and blends of filler tobaccos.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZThe 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZIf 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.
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2016-09-29T11:18:34ZTabacalera de Garcia cigar factory tour in La Romana, Dominican Republic. Tabacalera de Garcia is the largest cigar factory for handmade cigars in the world.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZCigar 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
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZHow to shop for premium hand rolled cigars. Purchase by the box or bundle, buy a sampler pack, or just try a few singles.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZList of the top gifts to give to a cigar smoker, including cigars, accessories, humidors, gift certificates, and more.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZReview of Gurkha Ghost, a new cigar released during October 2012, just in time for Halloween.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZKeep these things in mind when shop for and smoke your cigar.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZHarmful 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZA complete review of the Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Churchill Maduro cigar. Learn the cost and value of the Gran Reserva Churchill Maduro cigar.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZCuban 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZOne of New York City's leading tobacconists says you should look out for these stogies from Nat Sherman, Quesada, Padrón and Ashton.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZOne of the Miami area's leading cigar retailers recommends you pick up these five stogies when you come across them next.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZBuying cigars and making selections is now mostly based on internet research and brand reputation as opposed to fancy bands, unusual names and other marketing and advertising methods of the past.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZReview of Genuine Pre-Embargo 1958 Counterfeit Cuban cigar made by Tabacelera Perdomo with filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and Honduras.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZBox Pressed cigars are cigars having a somewhat square shape from being packed tightly inside of a box.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZShort reviews of some value priced, bundled, and bargain cigars, including Mike's house brands and exclusives.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZAs 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZNew Xikar cigar accessories for 2013 include cutters and punches for big cigars and some new cigar lighters.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZWhy King Corona, Tabanero, and Long Ash should be at the top of any cigar lover's Ybor City to-do list.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZMany of the best cigars in the world come from these three countries, all of which have cigar festivals that smokers should consider attending.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZCigar 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZCigar review of the Spanish Galleon Cameroon Robusto, which is an inexpensive value priced cigar having long filler tobaccos, and is made in the Dominican Republic. The cigar is very mild in flavor, and is recommended as an everyday smoke for both beginner and experienced smokers.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZNarrated video with instructions on how to roll a cigar by hand using filler, binder, and wrapper tobacco leaves.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZThe biggest releases come in the summers. In the interim, product releases tend to be limited to new vitolas and line extensions.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZReview of Perdomo Habano Connecticut, E.P. Carrillo Core Natural, and Nestor Miranda Special Selection cigars, all rated 4-star smokes by our cigar expert.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZReview of Arturo Fuente Anejo No. 46 cigar made with special aged tobaccos similar to the company's Opus X, Hemmingway and Don Carlos cigars.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZHaving a cigar roller at your wedding reception might be fun ... until you light up. Consider whether quality is more important than novelty.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZThe 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZList 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZReview of Monte by Montecristo cigar from Altadis, made in the Dominican Republic with Dominican filler tobaccos, an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, and two binders.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZConsider these factors when buying cigars as gifts for friends, family and colleagues.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZCigar 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.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZA Dallas tobacconist recommends five cigars that he says smokers shouldn't pass up if they see them on store shelves.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZReview of four of Kurt Kendall’s 7-20-4 cigars made in tribute to R.G. Sullivan.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZCigar review of the Por Larranaga Nacionales cigar made by Altadis in both Honduras and Dominican Republic with different blends of tobaccos. The Cabinet Selection is made in the Honduras with tobacco from Nicaragua, and has a white label. The gold label is produced in the Dominican Republic using Dominican filler and Connecticut shade wrappers.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZReview of Kismet Robusto cigar, a Dominican puro that is a great choice when pondering your destiny.
2016-09-29T11:18:34ZDr. Mitch Fadem reveals his favorite cigars, past and present.