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Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:17:48 +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...

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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Immediate but temporary effects of nicotine contained in cigar smoke.



Online Cigar Stores Every Aficionado Should Shop

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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 to Correct the Humidity Level in a Humidor

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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.



How Cigars are Categorized by Shape and Size

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



Buying a New Cigar Humidor Made Easy

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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

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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.



Giving Cigars and Accessories as Gifts

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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.



Things to Know Before You Light That Cigar

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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.



Cigars - Hobby, Habit, or Addiction

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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.



How to Buy a Cigar Lighter

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



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

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



Review of Zippo Blu2 Butane Cigar Lighter

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



Smoking Cigars on Cruise Ships

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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.



Tastes and Flavors of Cigars

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



What Makes a Cigar Good

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Health Benefits of Cigar Tobacco - Cigars and...

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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.



Review of Pinolero Figurado Cigar

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



Hand Rolled Cigars the Best Choice for...

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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.



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

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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.



Aging, Tasting, and Rating Cigars

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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.



Cocktails That Pair Perfectly with Cigars

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



Flavored Cigars - Recommendations for Flavored...

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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.



4 Types of Cigar Cuts and Cutters

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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.



World's Largest Cigar Companies

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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.



President John F. Kennedy and Cuban Cigars

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



Review of the Mr. B Lonsdale Cigar

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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.



Top Unique and Unusual Cigars

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Should You Age Your Cigars in a Humidor?

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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 10 Occasions for Smoking Cigars

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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.



Review of Shuriken Cigar Cutter - An Innovative...

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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.



Cigar Makers and Cigar Companies

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



Health Benefits of Cigars - Cigar Tobacco Used...

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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.



Genuine Pre-Embargo 1958 Counterfeit Cuban...

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



Basic Flavors In Cigar Tobacco

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



Review of Private Stock No. 2 Cigar by Davidoff

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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.



Best Wedding Cigars Recommended For Guests and...

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



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

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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.



Broadleaf, Shade, and Ecuador — Making...

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Ring Gauge of a Cigar

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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.






Xikar Cigar Cutters For Large Cigars

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



Review of Padron 1964 Anniversary Cigar

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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.



Cigar Sizes Illustrated

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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



Review of La Tradicion Perdomo Reserve Cigars

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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.



Smoking Cigars in Casinos

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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.



April 2016: the month in cigars

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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

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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.



Five cigar recommendations from South Florida...

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



Plugged Cigar

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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.



Box Pressed Cigars

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



Review of the Ashton Maduro Premium Cigar

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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.



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

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



Review of Blue Mountain El Threesome Cigar

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



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

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



How to Roll a Cigar by Hand

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Narrated video with instructions on how to roll a cigar by hand using filler, binder, and wrapper tobacco leaves.



What are boutique cigar brands and does it...

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Mike's Cigar Event in Miami

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Mike's Cigars We're Smokin' event in Miami on November 1, 2008 was a great success, and included at least 50 free cigars, food, beverages, entertainment, and a great celebration of cigar culture. View pictures of Nick Perdomo and other cigar personalities attending the festival. Page 3.



Largest Cigar at IPCPR Trade Show

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Largest cigar 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 7.



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

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



Filler In Cigars

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Filler is a term to describe the tobacco inside of a cigar. In hand rolled cigars, the filler usually consists of long tobacco leaves, and is called long filler. In machine made cigars, short filler is usually used, which contains chemicals and other substances in addition to short pieces of tobacco leaves.



Smoke Inn Cigar Stores in South Florida

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Interview with Abe Dababneh, owner of the Smoke Inn cigar stores in West Palm Beach, Florida.



Xikar Cigar Cutters at IPCPR

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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 Gispert Corona Cigar

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Cigar review of Gispert Corona size cigars made in Honduras with Honduran and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos and Ecuadorian Connecticut natural wrapper tobacco leaves, making for a mild cigar recommended for beginner smokers, and at a value price.



Review of Monte by Montecristo Cigar

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



Review of Oliva Cain Maduro and Habano Toro...

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Review of Oliva Cain Maduro and Habano Toro cigars blended by Sam Leccia of Nub cigar fame, made with ligero tobaccos from Nicaragua and a Mexican Maduro wrapper, resulting in a great tasting and highly rated cigar at a reasonable price.



Five cigar recommendations from Nat Sherman's...

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



User Reviews of Cigar Humidors

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User reviews of various brands of cigar humidors for storing and aging handmade premium cigars. Add a review of your own humidor.



Review of Puros Indios Viejo #4 Cigar

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Cigar review of the Puros Indios Viejo Number 4 cigar, made by the legendary Rolando Reyes in Honduras. Puros Indios Viejo is a mild to medium cigar that is appropriate for both beginners and seasoned smokers alike, and is highly recommended as a great smoking experience.



Review of Camacho Triple Maduro Cigar

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Made in Honduras, this is the first cigar made with only maduro tobacco - a full flavored stick intended for seasoned smokers.



Review of Kismet Cigar

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



Interview With Jon Huber

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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 Xikar HC Series Habano Colorado Toro...

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Review of Xikar HC Series Habano Colorado Toro cigar blended by master cigar maker Jesus Fuego.



Review of Three Four-Star Cigars

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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.



A Taste of Cigar History

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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.



Patriotic Cigars to Smoke on the Fourth of July

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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.



Curating a cigar menu for your wedding guests

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



French Quarter in New Orleans

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French Quarter During 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 24.



March 2016: The month in cigars

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



Review of Brick House Corona Larga Cigars by...

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Review of Brick House cigars which are value priced Nicaraguan puros made by the J.C. Newman Cigar Company.



Review of Por Larranaga Nacionales Cigar

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Cigar 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.



Review of Macanudo 1968 Gigante Cigar

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Review of Macanudo 40th anniversary 1968 Gigante cigar made in the Dominican Republic by the General Cigar Company with Dominican and two types of Nicaraguan filler tobaccos and a wrapper from Honduras. The 1968 line is much richer and fuller than typical Macanudo cigars.



Five Cigar Reviews

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Here are five shorter than usual cigar reviews all on one page for your convenience. Check out these mostly recent releases that are sparking some degree of interest among cigar enthusiasts, including Azan White, Rogue Armageddon, Loose Cannon 1206, Asylum 13, and Acid Toast cigars.



The Great Smoke 2013 Cigar Event

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Review of the Smoke Inn's Great Smoke cigar event held in West Palm Beach, Florida on February 16, 2013.



Review of San Lotano Maduro Cigar

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Review of San Lotano Maduro cigars made by A.J. Fernandez.



Short Reviews of Four Little Cigars

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



Cigar Fashion

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Cigar fashion, what to wear when smoking a cigar and where to buy a guayabera shirt.



Cigar Cutter, Lighter and Punch

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Xikar produces some of the best cigar accessories on the market. On Father's Day I received a perfect set for a perfect gift.



Interview With Abe Dababneh of the Smoke Inn

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Interview With Abe Dababneh, cigar retailer and owner of the Smoke Inn, host of the Great Smoke cigar event in South Florida, IPCPR Board Member, cigar radio broadcaster, and one of the most interesting men in the cigar business.



Cigars Donated By Back Home Box

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Pedro Santos at Camp Eggers in Afghanistan with cigars donated by Back Home Box. Page 37.



Football Cigar at IPCPR Trade Show

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Football Cigar 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 15.



Review of Punch Uppercut Cigars

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Punch Uppercut cigars are made by the General Cigar Company in Honduras with tobacco from the Ometepe region of Nicaragua, and were released in 2009.



Cigar Makers at IPCPR Trade Show

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Cigar makers at the 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 12.



Jon Huber and Gary Manelski

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Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 5.



Get a Grip Cigar Clip at IPCPR Trade Show

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Get a Grip cigar holder 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 16.