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A Ten-Minute Guide to Smoking a Cigar Like a Professional

Cigar smoking is unquestionably a cool experience. It had its roots decades ago, but it’s not old-fashioned. Today’s celebrities and elite-class people enjoy lighting up a stogie. But, one thing is very important to consider – smoke a cigar like a professional.

Picking a wrong cigar, holding it unprofessionally, cutting it wrong, getting it open without equipment and making mistakes in inhaling, are just begging for failure. You can probably fall sick and consider it a sickening habit. But the reality is otherwise. A bit of research will make you a professional cigar smoker and let you enjoy it the fullest.

This is article has been written to share some advice with novice smokers. You will learn about the basic equipment, different parts of cigars and how to light and smoke it for a quality first experience.

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Buying Your First Cigar

Buying Your First Cigar

Buying a cigar is not just an impulse buy. You will require for maintaining it at the proper temperature and humidity. If you are buying CAO cigars or another brand first time, try to get a higher quality cigar and if possible some excellent advice, too. Avoid going for a full strength cigar as you cannot handle it on your first try. It is good to pick something medium-bodied or mild.

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Structure

Structure

There are three basic parts of the cigar body: a wrapper, a binder, and filler. The wrapper is the outermost leaf. It holds the binder and filler together. The binder is inside the wrapper and contains the filler.

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Cutting

Cutting

Better, use a cigar cutter or a purpose-built cigar clipper. Before lighting up, clip the end of it. Snip the end with a quick and strong motion. That’s the professional way. You will avoid tearing, which leads to better smoking experience.

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Lighting

Lighting

You have many options. But, say ‘no’ to a regular cigarette lighter. You can choose a Zippo, but should be equipped with a Z-plus insert. Or, the fluid will affect the flavor. A torch lighter is the best choice. Or wooden matches also work better. Don’t light up the cigar by holding it in your mouth. Instead, hold it in your hand to light it.

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Smoking

Smoking

Cigar smoking is undeniably a great pastime. It contributes style and pleasure to your lifestyle. Once the tip is primed and ready, put the stogie in your mouth. It’s time to puff now. Avoid inhaling the smoke. It may lead to hack and cough, which looks unprofessional.

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Recommendation

Recommendation

We are glad that you have recognized your hobby. Since you are looking out for your first cigar, we would recommend you some popular brands like CAO Cigars (preferably CAO gold), 601 Red, 90 Miles, Acid Blue, Al Capone, Backwoods, Alameda, Bugatti, Acid One, Cohiba, etc. So, pick your cigar today, and add style and pleasure to your lifestyle.