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A Journey Through Cigar History

Cigar smoking has changed so much over the last one hundred years. Many people are often surprised to learn that cigars themselves have been in existence for thousands of years, but we really don’t know much about cigars and how they were created before Columbus came upon their existence in […]

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Cigar Etiquette and Traditions

For some, there’s nothing better than heading to a cigar lounge, lighting up, and taking in the atmosphere. But if you’re a new smoker, you may not know the ropes when it comes to the dos and don’ts of smoking at a lounge, at a friend’s house, or smoking in […]

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How to Remove Cigar Smell From Your Clothes

The scent of stale cigar smoke can linger on your clothes for days. It’s not exactly the most pleasant smell in the world, which is why so many smokers find themselves googling “how to remove cigar smell from your clothes”. If you find yourself searching for a solution to a […]

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How Long do Cigars Last?

There’s nothing quite like lighting up a perfectly aged cigar, tasting that complex flavor, and the perfect aroma. But what if you’ve invested in a collection that has gone bad, simply because you didn’t know how to store your cigars, what each type of cigar’s shelf life is, and what […]

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5 Great Cigar Blogs to Follow in 2021

Cigar blogs are often the go-to place for new smokers and aficionados alike, but why? These blogs keep tabs on the latest news in the industry, whether your favorite brand is coming out with a new cigar, a lounge in your neck of the woods is opening, or you’re looking […]

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Do Cigars Affect Your Sleep?

Smoking can have an unwanted impact on your stamina, your energy level, and can even cause you to feel nauseous or fatigued if you go overboard and smoke too much in a single day. But what about at night? Do cigars affect your sleep and can excessive smoking have an […]

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How to Get Rid of Cigar Breath

Every cigar smoker will have to deal with clothes that reek of smoke, but if you’re trying to get close to someone else, or even if you’re having a one on one discussion with a co-worker, bad breath is something you want to avoid at all costs. Learning how to […]

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The Risks of Cigar Smoking

The fact that smoking is linked to cancer and heart disease is no secret. In fact, you may have made the switch to cigars from cigarettes thinking it will help you cut down, minimize your chances of cancer or health issues in the future, and that they may be even […]

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Best Cigar Lounges And Bars – Our Top List

Currently, there are a total of sixteen states in America that allow smoking in bars. This type of smoking ban has had a big impact on the cigar community since it’s turned many cigar enthusiasts’ favorite drinking spots into a smoke-free zone. If you’re someone who appreciates cigar pairing and […]

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Best Humidor Brands: High-End Manufacturers of the Top Models

Every cigar aficionado knows that premium cigars should be kept in a humidor in order to maintain flavor and freshness. Otherwise, without a humidor, you’re simply wasting money. Cigars can dry out surprisingly fast if they’re not kept in the proper temperature with the right humidity level. That’s where the […]

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How to Adjust the Humidity of Your Humidor Like an Expert

Learning how to adjust the humidity of your humidor important in order to maintain the proper humidity level ranging from 62 to 74% humidity. Ideally, you would be able to maintain 70% humidity but this percentage is very hard for many humidor owners to maintain. I’ll walk you through the […]

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Why is My Humidor not Holding Humidity?

Is your humidor not holding humidity? This is actually a common problem that most beginner cigar enthusiasts face. Additionally, most humidor owners will have trouble in the beginning setting it to the right humidity level. In some instances, it can be due to a broken gauge. But more often than […]

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Unique Cigar Sizes and Shapes

In terms of cigar sizes, there are several to choose from. Each size and style of cigar offers a different type of smoking experience and flavor, in addition to a longer or shorter burning time. Additionally, the different sizes can also have an impact on price, which can make choosing […]

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A Beginner’s Guide On How To Cut A Cigar

How to cut a cigar correctly is a very popular question for good reason, as it is a must-know considering  every tobacco leaf is at a premium. Just imagine the process that a cigar goes through while being prepared for ardent smokers—the picking, fermenting, and rolling, just to make the […]

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What Is A Premium Cigar? – An Expert’s Take

Premium cigars can vary a lot in their features. One of the main differences between all cigars on today’s market is their taste. They can have a sweet taste, with hints of cedar, wood, leather, spices, herbs, ground coffee, or even chocolate. All that depends on their filler and most […]

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How To Make A Humidor Of Your Own – A DIY Project

Nothing beats a good, fresh-tasting cigar, but if you like to keep a nice stockpile at home, then you need a way to store them in order to retain their freshness. If you’re new to cigar smoking the first real issue you’ll come across is not having a place to […]

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How To Light A Cigar The Proper Way

Whether you are new to the world of smoking, or have simply never smoked a cigar in your life, there is a way to light them that can make the entire smoking experience worth it. Lighting cigars can be quite tricky to do at first and are not as easy […]

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How To Store Your Cigars Properly

‘How to store cigars’ is one of the most talked about topics within cigar forums and the cigar community-at-large. The simple reason why such importance is placed on the storing of cigars, is because they are hygroscopic. This means that they are greatly affected by humidity, both too much and […]

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How To Store Cigars Without A Humidor?

Due to the fact cigars are made of premium tobacco leaves, they need a specific humidity level to stay fresh. Ideally this humidity level should remain between 68% and 72%. Along with the ideal humidity level, you need to make sure that the temperature of the place where cigars are […]