Cigar smoking is making a resurgence and purveyors of tobacco are lining up to welcome new converts. Sales of Cuba’s signature brands rose by 5% to $445 million alone, which represents a boost in sales tied to tourism from the United States. Brands like Cohiba, Monte Cristo and Romero y Julieta expect this growth to continue in other markets like the Middle East and Asia. Seems like the whole world is ready to puff on the dragon.
With new smokers entering the market, it’s prudent to learn a little about this hobby, and whether you’re a seasoned smoker or a novice, there are unwritten “rules” you should know. For example, avoid rookie mistakes like puffing incessantly and inhaling the smoke. Holding the cigar in your mouth is a mistake. You should puff, pull it away and hold it between your fingers. This gives the cigar time to slow the burn and last longer, giving you time to really savor its intricate blend. Another way you can tell a rookie smoker is to wait for the one who dips his cigar in alcohol. There is no value in dipping a cigar in liquor unless you want to quickly put it out. Don’t make this mistake
Smoking cigars should be considered a hobby, and like any hobbyist, you want a source to turn to when you want satisfaction. JR Cigars is just the place. If you use a Groupon to make your purchase from them, you’ll save on things like a boutique brands sampler which is a great way to develop your palate.
JR offers singles, samplers, tins and boxes of the most popular brands. Cigars can cost anywhere from 5 cents to $50.00 a piece. Where you fall in that range is up to your discriminating taste. Let JR Cigars get you started and use a Groupon when you do.
You can purchase cigars by the piece or the bundle and experts say to smoke a lot of cigars to try what pleases you most. You can have a preferred brand but sample varieties to build a stable of smokes. And don’t smoke what everybody else is smoking. Be original.
Don’t make the mistake of trying to “out smoke the smoker”. When you meet with a man or woman who has been smoking for a while, they’re likely to have developed a taste for a weightier blend. Don’t try to keep up because you could end up hacking and coughing in an embarrassing fit worthy of a TV sitcom.