According to experts, cigar smoking has existed since the 10th century. And with that rich history comes an equally developed tradition, with the celebration of indulging in cigars standing at its center.

Do Know Your Basic Terminology

Cap
Head
Band
Body
Foot

The Art of Cigar Smoking

Cigar smoking is a leisurely activity. Since rules and leisure don’t often mix, consider these guidelines. The best part about knowing the rules is understanding when and why it’s OK to break them.

Do

Take your time. A minute or two between puffs is a nice pace
Use a legitimate cigar cutter
Slightly toast the foot of the cigar before beginning to smoke it
Grip the cigar between your thumb and index finger
When done, let it go out on its own
Carry a spare

Don’t

Ask to try someone’s cigar they’re currently smoking
Use your teeth to clench or chew on your cigar
Use a pen knife or box cutter
Toast the cigar with direct contact from a flame — give it some space
Relight it in your mouth. Simply scrape the ash, and turn it in the flame
Linger with your finished cigar

Location, Location, Location

Not everyone understands your hobby, and that’s OK. A little awareness on your end goes a long way.

Do smoke

In a cigar lounge

Lounge finder

On your own property


Wherever you can without offending others


Don’t smoke

Where smoking is prohibited

While walking in crowds


Where smoking isn’t appreciated


Choosing the Right Cigar

Do

Stay faithful to your favorites

You know what you like, and that’s all that matters

&

Don't

Be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone

Monotony gets the best of us all. Your next go-to might just be a smoke away

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Do consider the experience. This is your moment of indulgence. While the rest speed up, slow down and enjoy the occasion.

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