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Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:18:34 +0000

 



Why Are Cuban Cigars Illegal in the US, Anyway?

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

Cuban 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.



The 5 Best Cigars for Beginner Smokers

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

The flavor and strength of the five cigar brands selected are mild to medium and can be enjoyed by any level smoker.



New Humidor? Do This Before You Use It

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

A 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.



How to Avoid Getting Sick From Smoking a Cigar

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

How to avoid getting sick from smoking a cigar plus a suggested cure to help alleviate a mild nicotine overdose.



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

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Immediate Effects of Nicotine On Cigar Smokers

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

Immediate but temporary effects of nicotine contained in cigar smoke.



The Top 10 Cheap Cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

List 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.



How Cigars are Categorized by Shape and Size

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

Cigars 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.



Things to Know Before You Light That Cigar

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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 Calibrate Your Humidor's Hygrometer

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



How to Correct the Humidity Level in a Humidor

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

Maintaining the proper humidity levels inside a humidor to store, age, and protect cigars.



Buying a New Cigar Humidor Made Easy

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Cigars - Hobby, Habit, or Addiction

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Review of Pinolero Figurado Cigar

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Health Benefits of Cigar Tobacco - Cigars and...

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Tastes and Flavors of Cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



6 Online Cigar Stores Every Aficionado Should...

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

Top 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.



How to Buy a Cigar Lighter

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Hand Rolled Cigars the Best Choice for...

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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...

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Flavored Cigars - Recommendations for Flavored...

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



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

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Giving Cigars and Accessories as Gifts

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Review of Zippo Blu2 Butane Cigar Lighter

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Definition of Cigar Body

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



4 Types of Cigar Cuts and Cutters

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



7 Cocktails That Pair Perfectly with Cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

Choosing 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.



Smoking Cigars on Cruise Ships

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



What Makes a Cigar Good

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Aging Cigars in a Humidor

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

Cigar 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.



Aging, Tasting, and Rating Cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



What is a Cigar Humidor?

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



President John F. Kennedy and Cuban Cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



World's Largest Cigar Companies

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Health Benefits of Cigars - Cigar Tobacco Used...

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Aging Cigars - Why You Should Age Bundled Cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Best Cigars For Weddings

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

Top 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.



Review of the Mr. B Lonsdale Cigar

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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 Cigar Cities in the United States

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Cigar Makers and Cigar Companies

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



The Benifits of Tobacco

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Basic Flavors In Cigar Tobacco

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Custom Cigar Bands

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Top 10 Occasions for Smoking Cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Airline Regulations Affecting Cigar Smokers

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



What to Call a Cigar Expert

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Top Unique and Unusual Cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Review of Shuriken Cigar Cutter - An Innovative...

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



How to Cure Bad Breath from Smoking Cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Review of Macanudo Hyde Park Cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



How To Hand Roll a Cigar

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Cigar Punch Cutters

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Broadleaf, Shade, and Ecuador — Making...

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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What Causes a Cigar to Burn Unevenly?

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

Reasons why some premium cigars do not burn evenly.



A Taste of Cigar History

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Graycliff Cigar Factory Tour in Nassau, Bahamas

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

Free tour of Graycliff Cigar Factory in Nassau, Bahamas.



Smoking Cigars in Casinos

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Review of the Ashton Maduro Premium Cigar

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Cigar Taste Tests in Cigar Aging Experiment

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

A 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.



Review of Padron 1964 Anniversary Cigar

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Review of Blue Mountain El Threesome Cigar

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Ring Gauge of a Cigar

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Plugged Cigar

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



What are boutique cigar brands and does it...

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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Tabacalera de Garcia Cigar Factory Tour

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Cigar Sizes Illustrated

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Before You Purchase Cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Top Gifts for Cigar Smokers

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Review of Gurkha Ghost Cigar

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



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

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Chemicals in Cigar Smoke

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



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

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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 H. Upmann Corona Major Cigar

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Five cigar recommendations from Nat Sherman's...

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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 South Florida...

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Selling and Buying Cigars with Unusual Names...

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

Buying 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.



Genuine Pre-Embargo 1958 Counterfeit Cuban...

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Box Pressed Cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



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

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



April 2016: the month in cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Xikar Cigar Cutters For Large Cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



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

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Cigar festivals in the Dominican Republic,...

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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 Oliva Serie V Ligero Especial Cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Review of Spanish Galleon Robusto Cameroon Cigar

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

Cigar 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.



How to Roll a Cigar by Hand

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



March 2016: The month in cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Review of Three Four-Star Cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Review of Arturo Fuente Anejo No. 46 Cigar

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

Review of Arturo Fuente Anejo No. 46 cigar made with special aged tobaccos similar to the company's Opus X, Hemmingway and Don Carlos cigars.



Curating a cigar menu for your wedding guests

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Patriotic Cigars to Smoke on the Fourth of July

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Review of Monte by Montecristo Cigar

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



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

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Review of CAO Criollo Cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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.



Five cigar recommendations from Dan Schmitt of...

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



Review of Kurt Kendall’s 7-20-4 Cigars

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

Review of four of Kurt Kendall’s 7-20-4 cigars made in tribute to R.G. Sullivan.



Review of Por Larranaga Nacionales Cigar

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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 Kismet Cigar

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

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



What Is My Favorite Cigar?

2016-09-29T11:18:34Z

Dr. Mitch Fadem reveals his favorite cigars, past and present.