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Published: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:38:41 +0000

 



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.



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...

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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.



How to Avoid Getting Sick From Smoking a Cigar

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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.



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.



Immediate Effects of Nicotine On Cigar Smokers

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Immediate but temporary effects of nicotine contained in cigar smoke.



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.



What Makes a Cigar Good

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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Top Unique and Unusual Cigars

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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.



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.



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.



Review of Pinolero Figurado Cigar

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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Review of the Mr. B Lonsdale Cigar

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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.



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.



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.



Top 10 Occasions for Smoking Cigars

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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.



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.



Basic Flavors In Cigar Tobacco

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



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 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.



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.



Broadleaf, Shade, and Ecuador — Making...

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Categorizing Cigars

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Cigars can be categorized in many ways such as machine made and handmade, but based on the way they are marketed, there are only two types of cigars - old and new.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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 Zino Classic Premier Selection No. 6...

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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.



What are boutique cigar brands and does it...

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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.



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.



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.



Xikar Cigar Cutters For Large Cigars

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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



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.



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.



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.



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 Shuriken Cigar Cutter - An Innovative...

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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.



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.



Cigar festivals in the Dominican Republic,...

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



Five cigar recommendations from Nat Sherman's...

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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



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.



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.



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.



Genuine Pre-Embargo 1958 Counterfeit Cuban...

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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



Cigars For Troops in Afghanistan

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Images of troops stationed in Afghanistan who received complimentary cigars donated through cigars.about.com Cigars For Troops program. Page 32.



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.



Review of Gispert Corona Cigar

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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.



How Hand Rolled Cigars Are Made - In Reverse

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

Learn how cigars are hand rolled by watching a cigar being unraveled step by step and then reassembled.



Patriotic Cigars to Smoke on the Fourth of July

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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 Kismet Cigar

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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



The Great Smoke 2013 Cigar Event

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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



Review of Blue Mountain El Threesome Cigar

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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



Plume on Cigars

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Plume or bloom is a fine white powder or dust which forms on cigars when oils exude from the tobacco as a result of aging.



Review of Te Amo No. 4 Cigar

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

Cigar review of the Te Amo No.4 cigar made in Mexico entirely with Mexican tobaccos. A bold cigar that is value priced and recommended for serious smokers only.



Interview With Jon Huber

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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.



Mike's Cigars South Florida Cigar Extravaganza

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

Review of Mike's South Florida Cigar Extravaganza on January 26, 2013, in Bay Harbor, Florida near Miami. A great annual social event for cigar smokers which included 60 cigars provided by 36 cigar companies, drinks, food and live entertainment.



Cigar Cutter, Lighter and Punch

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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



Review of Quesada Tributo Manolin Cigar

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

Review of Quesada Tributo Manolin cigar made at Matasa in the Dominican Republic with a special HCHS hybrid wrapper.



Review of the Ashton Maduro Premium Cigar

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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.



Mike's Cigar Event in Miami

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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.



Binder Tobacco Leaves

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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.



How to Roll a Cigar by Hand

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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



Cigars For Troops Program

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

How to support American troops serving overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq by donating cigars to our Cigars For Troops program. Information on how to send cigars directly to soldiers in the U.S. military.



Cigar Dave at IPCPR Trade Show

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

Cigar Dave 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 10.



Review of Casino Gold Cigars

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

Review of Casino Gold cigars from Royal Gold, made by Plasencia in Honduras with an interesting blend of tobaccos, and they are value priced.



LtCol Evyn Helber and LtCol Hale

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LtCol Evyn Helber and LtCol Hale enjoying cigars in Afghanistan. Page 19.



Camp Eggers Cigar Smokers

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Photos taken by troops in Afghanistan who received cigars donated through cigars.about.com Cigars for Troops Program. Page 13.



Cigars For Troops In Iraq

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Troops in Navy C-RAM Unit at Victory Base in Baghdad, Iraq smoking cigars donated in Cigars For Troops Program. Page 11.



Cigars Donated by Larry Lynn

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How to donate and send cigars directly to U.S. troops serving overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq through about.com Cigars for Troops Program. Page 9.



Top 10 List of Cigar Videos

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

List of the top 10 cigar videos on the internet, with links to scenes from movies, commercials, news programs, and original content on sites like youtube, google video and meta cafe.



Pictures of LT F. Crousillac's French Platoon

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How to donate and send cigars directly to U.S. troops serving overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq through about.com Cigars for Troops Program. Page 58.



MSgt Chris Dunham's New Cigar Humidor

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MSgt Chris Dunham's Cigar Humidor at Camp Eggers in Afghanistan. Page 29.



Camp Eggers Combat Humidor

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Images of troops stationed in Afghanistan who received complimentary cigars donated through cigars.about.com Cigars For Troops program. Page 2.



Lt. Col. Mitch Fadem

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How to donate and send cigars directly to U.S. troops serving overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq through about.com Cigars for Troops Program. Page 2.



Review of Por Larranaga Nacionales Cigar

2017-02-26T11:38:41Z

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.



Sgt Harding and Sgt Martinez

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Troops in Navy C-RAM Unit at Victory Base in Baghdad, Iraq smoking cigars donated in Cigars For Troops Program. Page 3.



Mitch Fadem With Bronze Star and Family

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Mitch Fadem poses with his family and General Marty Whelan. Page 63.