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Cigar Reviews and Recommendations
Premium hand made imported cigars are reviewed and rated based on taste, draw and construction. Value ratings are also considered to include price as part of the purchasing decision. Cigars for beginners are listed to help new smokers.

Cigar Reviews 2012
Cigar reviews of premium handmade cigars during the year 2012, including evaluations of flavor and aroma, draw and construction, and value.

Cigar Reviews 2013
Reviews of premium handmade cigars during the year 2013, including evaluations of flavor, draw, construction, and value.

Cigar Reviews 2014
Reviews of premium handmade cigars during the year 2014, including evaluations of flavor, draw, construction, and value.

Top Ten Cheap Cigars Less Than $3.10
List of top 10 cheap cigars that cost less than $3.10 when purchased by the box is based on smoking and sampling hundreds of cigars over many years. Inexpensive value priced cigars are great bargains for both everyday and occasional cigar smokers.

Top 5 Cigars for Beginners
The flavor and strength of the five cigar brands selected are mild to medium and can be enjoyed by any level smoker.

Legality of Cuban Cigar Imports to America
Cuban cigars are illegal in the United States. History of the Cuban Trade Embargo and why it was enacted by President John Kennedy in 1962, as the result of Castro's 1959 revolution which seized property of private citizens.

Cigar Shapes and Sizes - Names Are Based On Dimensions
Cigars come in many shapes and sizes, and there are actually names used by the industry to categorize cigars by their dimensions. Common names include corona, panatela and churchill.

Seasoning a New Humidor Before Storing Cigars
A new humidor must be properly seasoned before storing cigars. An unconditioned humidor can ruin your cigars. Learn how to season the cedar in our step by step guide.

Seasoning a New Humidor Before Storing Cigars
A new humidor must be properly seasoned before storing cigars. An unconditioned humidor can ruin your cigars. Learn how to season the cedar in our step by step guide.

Seasoning a New Humidor Before Storing Cigars
A new humidor must be properly seasoned before storing cigars. An unconditioned humidor can ruin your cigars. Learn how to season the cedar in our step by step guide.

Seasoning a New Humidor Before Storing Cigars
A new humidor must be properly seasoned before storing cigars. An unconditioned humidor can ruin your cigars. Learn how to season the cedar in our step by step guide.

Seasoning a New Humidor Before Storing Cigars
A new humidor must be properly seasoned before storing cigars. An unconditioned humidor can ruin your cigars. Learn how to season the cedar in our step by step guide.

Seasoning a New Humidor Before Storing Cigars
A new humidor must be properly seasoned before storing cigars. An unconditioned humidor can ruin your cigars. Learn how to season the cedar in our step by step guide.

How to Avoid Getting Sick From Smoking a Cigar
How to avoid getting sick from smoking a cigar plus a suggested cure to help alleviate a mild nicotine overdose.

Cigar 101 Slideshow - How to Cut a Cigar
The closed end of a cigar must be properly cut before smoking. Cigar cutters such as a guillotine are used to remove the cap of a cigar so that it can be smoked. Page 2.

Cigar 101 Slideshow - How to Smoke a Cigar
A guide for the new cigar smoker on how to select, cut, light, hold, smoke and enjoy a premium hand rolled cigar.

Cigar 101 Slideshow - How to Light a Cigar
How to properly light a cigar after cutting the cap. Butane lighters or wooden matches are recommended. The foot or end of the cigar should not touch the flame.

How to Select and Enjoy Hand Rolled Cigars
Tips on how to smoke and enjoy smoking a cigar. Puff and rotate every 30 to 60 seconds, do not inhale, and choose the proper drink or cocktail to accompany the cigar.

Blog


April 2016: the month in cigars
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.

Cigar Culture - Clubs - Events - In the Media & On the Internet
Cigar mystique, including clubs, events and web sites about cigars. Also includes cigars in the media and movies, featuring celebrity smokers and more.

Cigar Production Methods and Manufacturers
Descriptions of how cigars are made, and what is inside of a cigar. Discussions include methods of manufacture, as well as some of the manufacturers who produce popular and boutique premium cigars.

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

Where to Shop for and Purchase Cigars on the Internet
Recommended retailers for buying boxes, bundles or samplers of cigars online. Links to cigar stores are included mostly based on personal experience.

Cigars at your wedding? Curate a cigar menu instead of using a roller.
Having a cigar roller at your wedding reception might be fun ... until you light up. Consider whether quality is more important than novelty.

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

Cigar News
Product releases, events, lounge openings, and more.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

March 2016: The month in cigars
The biggest releases come in the summers. In the interim, product releases tend to be limited to new vitolas and line extensions.

Five cigar recommendations from Aquiles Legra of Sabor Havana in Doral, Fla.
One of the Miami area's leading cigar retailers recommends you pick up these five stogies when you come across them next.

IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show - Cigar Rights of America Presentation
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. Cigar Rights of America gave a presentation to IPCPR members on August 9, 2010. Page 3.

Cigar Dave at IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
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.

Football Cigar at IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
Football 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 15.

IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans - Gary Pesh, President
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 2.

IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans - Opening Remarks at Annual Meeting by Joseph Rowe, Executive Director
Opening Remarks at IPCPR 2010 Annual Meeting by Joseph Rowe, Executive Director, at 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.

Largest Cigar at IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
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.

Largest Pipe at IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
Erik Nording's largest pipe at the 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 8.

Albert Argenti at IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
Albert Argenti 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 14.

Best Display in Show at IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
Best Display in Show 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 9.

CAO Booth at IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
CAO Booth 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 20.

Cigar Makers at IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
Cigar makers at the 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 12.

Cigar Tasting at IPCPR Annual Convention in New Orleans With Henke Kelner
Cigar tasting with Henke Kelner at IPCPR 2010 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans. Includes image gallery and complete coverage of meetings, seminars, presentations, and trade show in New Orleans convention center. Page 4.

Cuban Crafters at IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
Cuban Crafters 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 22.

Entrance to IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
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 5.

Extenze Model at IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
Extenze Model 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 6.

French Quarter During IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
French Quarter During 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 24.

Get a Grip Cigar Clip at IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
Get a Grip cigar holder 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 16.

Graycliff Cigar Booth at IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
Graycliff Cigar Booth 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 17.

Illusione Cigar Booth at IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
Illusione Cigar Booth 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 18.

Media at IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
Media members 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 13.

Montecristo Display at IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
Montecristo display 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 19.

New Cigars and Accessories from General Cigar - New Cigars and Partagas Humidor at 2010 IPCPR Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
New cigars, accessories and Partagas 150 cigar chest and luxury humidor 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 11.

Xikar Cigar Cutters at IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
Xikar Cigar Cutters 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 21.

Cigars for Troops in Afghanistan
COL Tim Shindelar, US Marines. He is in charge of Strategic Planning for the Stability Division under the Deputy Chief of Staff. COL Shindelar and Lt. Col. Mitch Fadem served together at Camp Eggars back in 2007. This is his third tour in Afghanistan. Page 6.

Cigars for Troops Program
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.

Cigars for Troops in Afghanistan
MAJ Kurt Adams, US Army; COL Garcia, Spanish Army; Dave Matthews, US DoD Economic Expert; CDR Lowel, US Navy; enjoying cigars on the veranda of the Milano Cafe. Since this is a NATO military installation, the Europeans like their espresso. Page 3.

Cigars for Troops Program
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.

Cigars for Troops in Afghanistan
Captain Phil 'Cookies' Melkun, US Air Force, holding a box of DiMeola Numero Uno cigars just sent to us by Richard DiMeola, retired cigar industry icon. Page 5.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 4.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 8.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 7.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 12.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 16.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 14.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 17.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 15.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 11.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 10.

Cigar Accessories at IPCPR Annual Convention - International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers 2010 Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans
Cigar Accessories 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 23.

Cigars Donated to Cigars for Troops Program by Larry Lynn
Cigars Donated to Cigars for Troops Program by Larry Lynn. Page 21.

Cigars for Troops - French NSE
Smoking cigars on the roof of the French National Security Element. All of the NATO elements have these. It is where you go to hang out with your other countrymen. The French soldier is LTC Crosillac. Page 20.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 24.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 25.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 27.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 22.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 30.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 32.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 31.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 33.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 34.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 36.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 35.

Cigars for Troops Program - Dutch Chapter
How to donate and send cigars directly to NATO troops serving overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq through about.com Cigars for Troops Program. Page 39.

Cigars for Troops Program - Dutch Chapter
How to donate and send cigars directly to NATO troops serving overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq through about.com Cigars for Troops Program. Page 40.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 38.

Cigars for Troops Program - Dutch Chapter
How to donate and send cigars directly to NATO troops serving overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq through about.com Cigars for Troops Program. Page 37.

Cigars for Troops Program - NATO Chapter
How to donate and send cigars directly to NATO troops serving overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq through about.com Cigars for Troops Program. Page 41.

Cigars for Troops Program - NATO Chapter
How to donate and send cigars directly to NATO troops serving overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq through about.com Cigars for Troops Program. Page 42.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 43.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 28.

Cigars for Troops Program
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 46.

Cigars for Troops Program - NATO Chapter
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 47.

Cigars for Troops Program - Lt. Col. Mitch Fadem
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 48.

Cigars for Troops Program - NATO Chapter
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 49.

Cigars for Troops Program - NATO Chapter
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 50.

Cigars for Troops Program - Cigar Club Kabul
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 51.

Cigars for Troops Program - Lt. Col. Mitch Fadem and Cigar Club Kabul
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 52.

Cigars for Troops Program - Dr. Mitch Fadem Smokes an Egg
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 53.

Mitch Fadem Locates Soviet Chemicals in Afghanistan
Soviet chemicals found by Mitch Fadem in Afghanistan. Donate and send cigars directly to U.S. troops serving overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq through about.com Cigars for Troops Program. Page 54.

Mike's Cigars We're Smokin' Event in Miami
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 8.

Mike's Cigars We're Smokin' Event in Miami
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 6.

Mike's Cigars We're Smokin' Event in Miami
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 11.

Mike's Cigars We're Smokin' Event in Miami
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 7.

Mike's Cigars We're Smokin' Event in Miami
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 9.

Mike's Cigars We're Smokin' Event in Miami
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 12.

Mike's Cigars We're Smokin' Event in Miami
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 2.

Mike's Cigars We're Smokin' Event in Miami
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.

Mike's Cigars We're Smokin' Event in Miami
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 4.

Mike's Cigars We're Smokin' Event in Miami
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 5.

Mike's Cigars We're Smokin' Event in Miami
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 10.

Mike's Cigars We're Smokin' Event in Miami
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.

Cigars for Troops - Lt General Rodgriquez handing out cigars to the troops onThanksgiving Day
All who donated cigars to the troops will be very pleased where these cigars went. Lt General Rodgriquez handing out cigars to the troops on Thanksgiving Day 2010. Page 66.

Mitch Fadem With Bronze Star and Family
Mitch Fadem poses with his family and General Marty Whelan. Page 63.

Mitch Fadem and Father With Bronze Stars
Mitch Fadem and his father with their Bronze Stars. Page 64.

Cigars for Troops - Cigar Club Kabul Thanksgiving Day Cigars
Thanksgiving Day cigars donated via Cigars for Troops Program. Page 67.

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

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

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

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

Cigars for Troops Program - SSG Steve Cole, 330th MPCompany, 2dPlatoon
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 55.

Cigars for Troops Program - Canadian Troops in Kandahar
Picture of Canadian Troops in Kandahar. 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 59.

Cigars for Troops Program - Cigar Club Kabul
Second meeting of Cigar Club Kabul. 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 57.

Cigars for Troops Program - LT F. Crousillac's French Platoon
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.

Cigars for Troops Program - Smoking Cigars with Slovakian Troops in Kandahar
Lt. Col. Mitch Fadem enjoys cigars in Kandahar with the Slovakian Army. 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 60.

Cigars for Troops Program - Las Vegas Cigar Company
Las Vegas Cigar Company donated cigars directly to U.S. troops serving overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq through about.com Cigars for Troops Program. Page 61.

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

Cigars for Troops Program - Custom Cigars for Cigar Club Kabul
Custom cigars to be sent to U.S. troops serving overseas in Afghanistan by Mitch Fadem. Page 65.

Mitch Fadem Awarded Bronze Star
Mitch Fadem awarded Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan. Page 62.

Cigar Reviews and Rankings
Reviews and rankings of selected hand rolled premium cigars based upon taste, draw, construction, burn, feel, appearance and overall personal experience.

Full Reviews of Cigars Rated During the Year 2008
Full reviews of cigars rated during 2008, including pictures, information about the manufacturer, descriptions of the flavor, aroma, draw, construction, and our opinion if the cigar is a good value for the price. Also includes ratings, recommendations, and buying advice.

Full Reviews of Cigars Rated During the Year 2009.
Full reviews of cigars rated during 2009, including pictures, information about the manufacturer, descriptions of the flavor, aroma, draw, construction, and our opinion if the cigar is a good value for the price. Also includes ratings, recommendations, and buying advice.

Types and Different Kinds of Cigars
Premium hand made imported cigars can be grouped into several categories for the purpose of like comparisons, more detailed evaluations, and ease of selection.

Cigar Reviews 2010
Full reviews of premium handmade cigars during the year 2010, including evaluations of flavor and aroma, draw and construction, and value.

Cigar Reviews 2011
Full reviews of premium handmade cigars during the year 2011, including evaluations of flavor and aroma, draw and construction, and value.

Legal_and_Health_Issues
Discussion of various legal and health issues associated with smoking cigars, such as the legality of Cuban cigars, changing local laws regarding smoking in public, risks of cancer, and even the health benefits of smoking cigars.

Cigar Picture and Video Galleries
Pictures and video of cigar events and festivals from cities across the United States, including places such as Ybor City in Tampa, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Miami, and West Palm Beach. Also pictures from our cigar-smoking troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

How to Cut - Light - Smoke & Enjoy Cigars
How to enjoy cigars to the maximum extent possible, on which occasions to smoke cigars, and about cutting, lighting and smoking cigars. Also about drinks and cocktails to accompany cigars.

Selling and Buying Cigars with Unusual Names and Fancy Cigar Bands
Buying cigars and making selections is now mostly based on internet research and brand reputation as opposed to fancy bands, unusual names and other marketing and advertising methods of the past.

Rolling Your Own Cigars
Cigars.

Airline Regulations Are Affecting Cigar Smokers
Airline regulations which affect cigar smokers include restrictions on matches, lighters, and certain types of cutters. There are different rules for carry-on and checked luggage.

Airline Cigar Regulations - Pros, Cons, Resolution
Here are the pros and cons of having airline regulations and restrictions on matches, lighters, and certain types of cutters. Page 2.

Cuban Cigars: Risks of Violating Embargo
Cuban cigars are illegal for citizens of the United States, whether at home or traveling abroad, as a result of a trade embargo with Cuba. Fines and penalties for buying, smoking, and importing Cuban cigars may be imposed by OFAC.

Smoking Cigars on Cruise Ships
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.

Aging Cigars in a Humidor - Should You Age Your Cigars?
Cigar taste tests were conducted to determine if aging cigars in a properly maintained humidor can improve the flavor. Discover how much time cigars should be aged in a humidor before smoking.

Cigar Aging Experiments
A cigar aging experiment was conducted by storing a bundle of cigars in a humidor and periodically taste testing them over a period of one year. Results of the cigar taste tests show how aging cigars improves their flavor. Page 2.

How to Calibrate a Hygrometer for Cigar Humidors
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.

Health Risks & Benefits of Smoking Cigars
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.

Health Benefits of Cigar Tobacco Leaves
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.

Health Benefits of Cigar Tobacco - Cigars and Medicine
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.

Arturo Fuente's Gran Reserva Churchill Maduro Cigar
A complete review of the Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Churchill Maduro cigar. Learn the cost and value of the Gran Reserva Churchill Maduro cigar.

Buying Cigars Online From Famous Smoke Shop
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.

Famous Smoke Shop - Buying Cigars Online From Famous Smoke Shop
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. Page 2.

Gary Korb On The Future Of The Cigar Industry
Interview with Gary Korb of the Famous Smoke online shop, which includes opinions on the future of the cigar industry, and the camaraderie of cigar smokers. Page 3.

Cigar Humidors - How to Buy a New Cigar Humidor
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.

U.S. Cigar Rollers - Las Vegas Cuban Cigar Factory Rolls Cigars in the United States
US Cigar Rollers, Las Vegas Cuban Cigar Factory is the second in a series about cigars handmade in the United States. There is nothing more exciting to a cigar smoker than watching a master roller and blender make cigars just for you. Meeting Nelson Ventura of the LVCCF was a real treat.

How to Choose and Buy a Cigar Lighter
Cigar lighters should be chosen based upon function over appearance. Butane double torch lighters made by reputable manufacturers having lifetime warranties are recommended.

What are Cigar Experts Called?
Cigar Experts and other terms to describe what they are called.

Cigars – Types of Cigar, Cigar Prices & More
Learn all about different kinds of cigars, from Cuban cigars, to Cohiba cigars, types of lighters, famous smoke shops and more.

Nicoine in Cigar Smoke - Immediate Effects
Immediate but temporary effects of nicotine contained in cigar smoke.

Best Cigar Blogs
Our list of the top blogs about cigars, some of which are being written by professionals in the cigar industry.

Cigar Videos of Events and How-To Demonstrations
Exclusive streaming video coverage of select cigar events and festivals, including the annual Tampa Cigar Heritage Festival, Big Smoke in Las Vegas, and Great Smoke in West Palm Beach. Also, how-to demonstrations, instructions, and presentations such as how to roll cigars by hand.

Cigar Clubs and Events and Special Offers and Activities for Smokers
Special offers for cigar smokers such as deep discounts on select premium hand rolled cigars, information about cigar clubs, events, dinners, and other cigar related activities.

Cigars Reviewed During 2009 by Dr. Mitch Fadem
Full reviews of cigars rated by Dr. Mitch Fadem during the year 2009. Cigars are evaluated according to flavor and aroma, draw and construction, and whether they are a good value considering the price.

Cigars Reviewed During 2008 by Dr. Mitch Fadem
Full reviews of cigars rated by Dr. Mitch Fadem during the year 2008. Cigars are evaluated according to flavor and aroma, draw and construction, and whether they are a good value considering the price.

Cigar Reviews By Associate Guide to Cigars - Dr. Mitch Fadem
Cigar reviews written by About.com Associate Guide to Cigars, Dr. Mitch Fadem.

Culture of Cigars on Multimedia
Podcasts, streaming audio and video, and other forms of multimedia that proliferate the culture of cigars. Entertaining, informative, and always interesting.

Cigar Reviews and Rankings
Reviews and rankings of selected hand rolled premium cigars based upon taste, draw, construction, burn, feel, appearance and overall personal experience.

Cigar Reviews During 2010 by Dr. Mitch Fadem
Full reviews of cigars rated by Dr. Mitch Fadem during the year 2010. Cigars are evaluated according to flavor and aroma, draw and construction, and whether they are a good value considering the price.

Quick Cigar Reviews 2011
Short reviews of select premium cigars smoked during 2011.

Cigars Reviewed by Dr. Mitch Fadem During 2011
Full reviews of premium handmade cigars during the year 2011, including evaluations of flavor and aroma, draw and construction, and value.

Drinking the Best Cocktails to Accompany Premium Cigars
Recommendations on what kind of alcoholic drinks to enjoy while smoking cigars. Selecting drinks that will not be overpowered by various strengths or flavors of cigars. Selecting the right drink to go with a particular cigar, or selecting the right cigar to accompany a particular drink.

Cigar Accessories Include Cutters, Lighters, Cases, Tubes and Other Products.
Cigar accessories include cutters, lighters, cases, tubes, ash trays, air purification systems, mouth wash, and many other devices and products.

Cigars For Troops Program
How to support America's cigar smoking troops who are serving overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq. Where to send cigars in our Cigars For Troops program.

History of Cigars from Columbus in the Caribbean to Current Events
Some significant moments in the history of the cigars, from Christopher Columbus discovering tobacco users in the Caribbean to the Cuban trade embargo to current events, plus a few things in between.

Selecting and Seasoning Cigar Humidors and Proper Humidity Levels
How to select, and then season a new humidor before adding cigars, the importance of maintaining the proper temperature and humidity levels, and the benefits of aging and rotating cigars inside your humidor. Also, portable storage devices are available for protecting cigars when on the go.

Quick and Short Cigar Reviews
Short reviews of select cigars in lieu of a full review, usually because the quick review covers a new or limited edition cigar that was not widely available for purchase by consumers at the time of the review.

Review of K.A. Kendall’s 7-20-4 Cigars
Review of four of Kurt Kendall’s 7-20-4 cigars made in tribute to R.G. Sullivan.

CAO America Cigars - Review of CAO America Cigars
Cigar review of CAO America cigars which are made with two Connecticut wrappers which give them a pinstripe appearance. The cigars have a patriotic name and band, and in addition to the Connecticut Broadleaf and natural wrappers, also contain filler tobaccos grown in the United States of America.

Review of Helix Blue Tubular Cigar
Review of the Helix Blue Tubular Cigar, made in Honduras by the General Cigar Company. This Helix cigar contains Honduran, Brazilian and Dominican filler tobaccos, bunched inside a Mexican binder tobacco leaf, and wrapped in a Connecticut shade wrapper. A mild cigar comparable to Macanudo, but less expensive, making for a great value.

Review of Dona Flor Brazilian Cigars
Review of Dona Flor Brazilian puro cigars made with tobaccos from Brazil.

Review of Nat Cicco Aniversario 1965 Liga No. 4 Cigars
Review of Nat Cicco Aniversario 1965 Liga No. 4 robusto cigars from Zander-Greg made in Nicaragua.

Review of Rocky Patel Freedom Cigars
Review of Rocky Patel Freedom Robusto cigar, a patriotic cigar made in Nicaragua with a Habano Oscuro wrapper.

Review of Macanudo Hampton Court Cigar
Review of the Macanudo Hampton Court cigar made by General Cigar in the Dominican Republic with a blend of aged Dominican filler tobaccos and Connecticut shade wrappers. Macanudo sets the standard for mild cigars.

Cigar Pairing Review of Casa Torano Robusto Cigar and Wilson Creek Decadencia Port
Cigar pairing review of Casa Torano Robusto and Wilson Creek Decadencia Chocolate Port. The Casa Torano is a mild to medium cigar that is packed with flavor, and is recommended as a great value for both beginners and seasoned cigar smokers.

Fuente Fuente Opus X Perfecxion No. 4 Cigar - Review
Review of Arturo Fuente's top of the line super premium cigar, the Fuente Fuente Opus X. Opus X Perfecxion No. 4 cigars are made in the Dominican Republic with Dominican tobaccos. These cigars are very rare, very expensive, and considered by many to be one of the best cigars in the world.

Review of Gurkha Ghost Cigar
Review of Gurkha Ghost, a new cigar released during October 2012, just in time for Halloween.

Review of Punch Grand Cru Robusto Cigar Made in Honduras
Review of the Punch Grand Cru Robusto cigar made by General Cigar Company in Honduras with Dominican, Honduran, and Nicaraguan filler tobacco and a Connecticut shade wrapper. It's medium strength and mellow smoke make this a recommended cigar for beginners and connoisseurs alike.

Graycliff Profesionale Cigar - Review of Graycliff Profesionale Handmade Torpedo Cigar
Review of Graycliff Profesionale Handmade Torpedo cigar made in the Bahamas and formerly rolled/supervised by the late Avelino Lara, who previously supervised the Cuban Cohiba brand for many years. Graycliff Blue Label cigars are made with filler tobaccos from Brazil, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and binders and wrappers from Indonesia, and are produced in limited quantities.

Cigar Review of Bolivar Churchill Cigar
Cigar review of Bolivar Churchill cigar made in the Dominican Republic with ligero tobacco wrappers from Honduras and Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos.

Nording Robusto Cigar - Review of Nording Robusto Cigar by Rocky Patel
Review of Nording Robusto cigar made by Rocky Patel for famous pipe maker Erik Nording, made in Honduras with Nicaraguan and Honduran filler tobaccos and a Costa Rican wrapper.

Review of Saint Luis Rey Rothchilde SLR Robusto Cigar
Review of the Saint Luis Rey (SLR) Rothchilde Cigar made in Honduras with Honduran, Peruvian, and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos and a dark natural Nicaraguan wrapper. This modestly priced Robusto size cigar that tastes and smokes like a super premium is highly recommended.

Cigar Review - Review of Padilla Series 68 Robusto Cigar
Review of Padilla Series 68 Robusto cigar made in Honduras by Tabacalera Aguilar for Ernesto Padilla. The cigars are made with Nicaraguan Cuban-seed filler tobaccos and Corojo wrappers.

Te Amo World Selection Series Cigars - Review
Review of Te Amo World Selection Series cigars made in Mexico but using tobacco blends from other countries resulting in three distinct cigars featuring Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Honduran tobaccos.

Cigar Review of Onyx Reserve Torbusto Cigar
Cigar review of Onyx Reserve Torbusto cigar made by Altadis in the Dominican Republic, having an unusual figurado shape that is larger in the middle than on both ends.

Cigar Review of H. Upmann Corona Major Tubed Cigar
Cigar review of H. Upmann Corona Major cigar made in the Dominican Republic by Altadis, the Cuban version of the Petite Corona was JFK's favorite cigar.

H. Upmann Corona Major Cigar Review
Cuban H Upmann Petit Upmanns were President John F. Kennedy's favorite cigars. In 1962, JFK ordered his Press Secretary to buy as many Petit Upmanns as he could find before signing the Cuban Trade Embargo. Page 2.

Cigar Review of Arganese Double Wrap Cigars
Cigar review of the Arganese Double Wrap cigar, a barber pole style cigar made in the Dominican Republic with two wrappers, a Connecticut Shade and Brazilian Maduro.

Cigar Review of CAO Criollo Cigars
Cigar review of CAO Criollo cigars made in Nicaragua entirely with Nicaraguan tobacco. Highly rated cigars that are mild to medium in flavor and a good choice for both beginner and seasoned smokers.

Cigar Review of Macanudo Hyde Park Cigars
Review of Macanudo Hyde Park cigars made by the General Cigar Company in the Dominican Republic. Macanudo Hyde Park cigars are 5 1/2 inches long with a ring gauge of 49, and are available with three different blends of tobacco.

Cigar Review - Review of Alec Bradley Tempus Genesis Cigar
Review of Alec Bradley Tempus Genesis corona cigar made in Honduras with a blend of Honduran, Nicarguan, and Indonesian tobaccos.

Cigar Review of Montesino Maduro Robusto Made By Fuente Cigar Family
Cigar review of the Montesino Maduro Robusto cigar, produced by Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia in the Dominican Republic using Dominican filler tobaccos and Connecticut wrapper leafs.

Oliva Serie v Ligero Especial Cigars Review
Cigar review of Oliva Serie V Ligero Especial made by the Oliva Cigar Company with tobaccos from Nicaragua. This stogie receives our highest rating and is considered to be one of the best cigars in the world.

Xikar Cigar Cutters and Punches For Big Cigars
New Xikar cigar accessories for 2013 include cutters and punches for big cigars and some new cigar lighters.

Cigar Review of Padron Series Londres Cigar
Cigar review of the Padron Series Londres cigar made in Nicaragua with all Nicaraguan tobaccos. Dr. Mitch Fadem's special scientific review discusses chemosensation, or the relationship between smell and taste, as it relates to cigar tobacco.

Review of Zippo Blu2 Butane Cigar Lighter
Review of Zippo Blu2 butane cigar lighter, made in America especially for cigar smokers, includes lifetime guarantee.

Cigar Review of Spanish Galleon Cigars
Cigar review of the Spanish Galleon Cameroon Robusto, which is an inexpensive value priced cigar having long filler tobaccos, and is made in the Dominican Republic. The cigar is very mild in flavor, and is recommended as an everyday smoke for both beginner and experienced smokers.

Cigar Review of La Unica 100 Cigar
Cigar review of the La Unica 100 cigar which measures 8 1/2 inches long with a ring gauge of 52 and is mild-to-medium in strength, and made by the Fuente cigar family in the Dominican Republic.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 11.

Cigar Review of the Fonseca 5-50 Classic Cigar
Pairing review of the Fonseca 5-50 Classic Cigar with a natural wrapper along with the libation of Fonseca 2000 Late Bottled Vintage Porto.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 10.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 12.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 13.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 14.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 15.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 16.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 17.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 18.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 19.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 2.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 20.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 3.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 4.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 5.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 6.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 7.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 8.

Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino.
Photos from Cigar Aficionado magazine's 12th annual Big Smoke weekend in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino. Page 9.

Graycliff Cigar Factory Tour in Nassau, Bahamas
Free tour of Graycliff Cigar Factory in Nassau, Bahamas.

Cigar Review - Review of Mr. B Handmade Cigars
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.

Cigar Review of Partagas Robusto Cigar
Cigar review of the Partagas Robusto cigar, made in the Dominican Republic with a blend of Dominican and Mexican filler tobacco and Cameroon wrappers.

Why Some Cigars Do Not Burn Evenly
Reasons why some premium cigars do not burn evenly.

Best Wedding Cigars Recommended For Guests and Grooms
Top cigars recommended for wedding guests, grooms, and members of the wedding party and immediate family. Best cigars for special people on special occasions, and the importance of preparing the bride to be a cigar friendly wife. Cigar catering and rolling services, custom cigar bands, and other options for best wedding cigars.

Aging, Tasting, and Rating Cigars
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.

Aging Bundled Cigars Yourself in a Humidor
The importance of aging cheap bundled cigars in a humidor before smoking, and maintaining the proper level of humidity.

Bobalu Cigars - Review of 1998 Connecticut Shade Fresh Rolled Robusto Cigar
Review of Bobalu 1998 Connecticut Shade Fresh Rolled Robusto cigar handmade in Austin, Texas with 1998 Connecticut Shade wrapper and select Dominican filler tobaccos. Compare to Davidoff at half the price.

Types of Cigars - Hand Rolled and Machine Made
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.

Padron Family Reserve 45 Cigar - Review of Padron Family Reserve No. 45 Maduro Cigar
Review of Padron Family Reserve No. 45 Anniversary cigar which was rated the top cigar in the world for the year 2009, by Cigar Aficionado magazine.

Top Cigar Cities in the United States
The best cigar city to smoke and enjoy a cigar in public, the best cigar city to mingle and interact within a genuine cigar culture, and the best cigar city to experience a taste of cigar history.

How to Hand Roll Cigars with Video Demonstration
How to hand roll a cigar using the three types of cigar tobacco leaves, including the binder, filler, and wrapper leaves. Watch a cigar video of a professional cigar roller demonstrating the entire process of rolling cigars by hand.

Top Cigar Gifts for Cigar Smokers
List of the top gifts to give to a cigar smoker, including cigars, accessories, humidors, gift certificates, and more.

Classifying Cigars According to Body - Mild, Medium, Full
Cigars can be classified according to body, a term that can mean flavor, strength, or a combination of both and much more. Categories include mild, medium, and full, plus everything in between.

Recommendations for Flavored Cigars
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.

La Libertad Cigar - Review of Villiger La Libertad Cigar
La Libertad cigars made by the Villiger/Stokkbeye Cigar company are very nice smoking cigars that are great for beginners and novice smokers.

Armada Man O War Cigar - Review of Armada Man O' War Limited Edition Cigar
The Armada Man O' War cigar is a limited edition cigar produced by Abdel

Macanudo Maduro Cigar - Review of Macanudo Vintage 1997 Maduro Toro Cigar
Review of highly rated Macanudo Vintage 1997 Maduro Toro cigar introduced by General Cigar in September 2010,and made with aged Connecticut Broadleaf wrappers and a blend of filler tobaccos from Nicaragua, Brazil, and Dominican Republic.

Cigar Sampler Packs - Buying Cigar Sampler Packs Is a Good Value
Cigar sampler packs can be good deals. Sample a variety of cigars at discounted prices.

Flor de Bauza Cigar - Review of Flor de Bauza Medal D’Oro #1 Cigar
Review of Flor de Bauza Medal D’Oro #1 cigar made in the Dominican Republic at the Arturo Fuente factory.

Cigars - Taste and Flavor Rating Terms
Terms used to describe the flavors and tastes in cigars by cigar reviewers who smoke and rate cigars.

Unique Cigars - List of Top Unique or Unusual Cigars
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.

Review of Fuente Short Story Cigars
Review of Arturo Fuente Short Story Hemingway perfecto cigars made in the Dominican Republic.

A. Turrent Puro Corojo Cigar Review
What is Corojo tobacco? In the review I give a little history behind the corojo leaf. If you are in the mood for a very spicy cigar, this may be what you have been looking for.

Tabacalera de Garcia Cigar Factory Tour
Tabacalera de Garcia cigar factory tour in La Romana, Dominican Republic. Tabacalera de Garcia is the largest cigar factory for handmade cigars in the world.

Favorite Cigars
Dr. Mitch Fadem reveals his favorite cigars, past and present.

Chemicals in Cigar Smoke - Should the FDA Regulate Cigars
Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents in cigar smoke identified by the FDA as reasons to regulate tobacco products including cigars are subject to interpretation. The FDA has requested comments from the public in the Federal Register.

Medical and Health Benefits of Tobacco and Cigars
Medical and health benefits of tobacco and cigars explained by an expert in toxicology, Dr. Mitch Fadem, Phd.

Why Some Cigars are Better Than Others
Explanation of what makes a cigar good, and what factors are important when judging or rating premium cigars.

Ted's Cigars - Beer Flavors Just Don't Belong In A Cigar
Although Ted's cigars have had a lot of success with their Marker's Mark cigars, some of their newer additions might not

High Altitude Cigar Lighters Featured at 2011 IPCPR - Which One You Should Choose
Many cigar lighter manufactures were showing high altitude lighters at the 2011 IPCPR. There are so many to choose from it is hard to know which will be the best for you. This article breaks through some of the sales-speak and gives you some real data to help you decide which is right for you.

Review of ITC 10th Anniversary Cigar by Rocky Patel
Review of ITC 10th Anniversary cigar in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Indian Tabac Cigar Company established by Rocky Patel.

Top Ten Cigar Tips - Advice For Cigar Smokers
Top ten list of cigar tips for cigar connoisseurs includes recommended do's and don'ts along with free advice for cigar smokers.

Seven Alcoholic Drinks to Accompany Cigars
Choosing the right drink to accompany a cigar is one of the most important factors affecting the enjoyment of the smoking experience. Our list was constucted to include drinks that can accompany any cigar, including the full flavored variety.

Top 10 Occasions for Smoking Cigars
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.

Patriotic Cigars to Smoke on the Fourth of July
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.

Cigar Reviews and Recommendations
If you are looking for suggestions or recommendations on which cigars to buy, here is a list of the best cheap cigars and best online cigar retailers.

Buy Cigars - Top Online Cigar Retailers
Top retailers for buying cigars online. All sites are personally used and recommended by our cigar guide. Deep discounts, save a bundle on boxes and bundles of premium hand rolled imported cigars.

Types of Cigar Cutters and Cuts
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.

Complete Guide to Cigar Smoking for Beginners
Guide to help beginner smokers learn all about cigars, including how to select, cut, light, smoke, enjoy and age premium hand rolled stogies in a humidor like an experienced connoisseur. Provides information about how cigars are made and how they are named and classified by shape and size. Learn about laws and regulations affecting cigars, as well as the various health risks and benefits of using tobacco products.

What are boutique cigar brands and does it really matter?


Five cigar recommendations from Dan Schmitt of Up In Smoke
A Dallas tobacconist recommends five cigars that he says smokers shouldn't pass up if they see them on store shelves.

Where to get cigars on 7th Avenue in Ybor City, Tampa
Why King Corona, Tabanero, and Long Ash should be at the top of any cigar lover's Ybor City to-do list.

Buying cigars as gifts? Keep these things in mind.
Consider these factors when buying cigars as gifts for friends, family and colleagues.

Dos and don'ts for your first visit to a cigar shop or lounge
Keep these things in mind when shop for and smoke your cigar.

Making sense of Connecticut cigar tobacco
Learn the difference between Connecticut Shade and Connecticut Broadleaf, and find out what the deal is with

How to Cure Bad Breath from Smoking Cigars
How to cure bad breath from smoking cigars, including mouthwash for smokers, sprays and more. Get information on Targon and Cigar Clear mouth cleansers.

Humidity Levels for Storing Cigars in a Humidor
Maintaining the proper humidity levels inside a humidor to store, age, and protect cigars.

Are Cigars Organic?
Handmade premium cigars consist of 100% tobacco, unlike cigarettes and machine made cigars that may contain paper, preservatives, and/or other additives.

Custom Cigar Bands
How to make a custom cigar band for your own personal enjoyment, and where to buy professional cigar bands to give as gifts or for special occasions.

Buy Cigars by the Box or Bundle for the Lowest Price
How to shop for premium hand rolled cigars. Purchase by the box or bundle, buy a sampler pack, or just try a few singles.

What Is a Cigar Humidor?
Definition and description of what is a cigar humidor, used to store, preserve and age cigars by maintaining the optimal humidity level at room temperature. A cigar humidor contains a humidification device that either adds or removes humidity inside the box to maintain the optimal level.

The Largest Cigar Companies in the World
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.

Cigar Alternatives
Cigar alternatives are inexpensive cigars that are supposed to taste almost the same as more expensive brand name cigars, but are not manufactured by the same company that makes the original brand. Alternative cigars are marketed as brand name alternatives, and do not attempt to deceive the consumer with the use of phony packaging and advertising that replicate their original counterparts. They are not counterfeit cigars, and do not infringe on the trademarks of other cigar makers.

Box Pressed Cigars
Box Pressed cigars are cigars having a somewhat square shape from being packed tightly inside of a box.

Cigar Punches - Review of Cigar Punch Cutters
Three basic types of cigar punches for making a hole in the cap of a cigar before smoking are reviewed, including pictures and holes made by the bullet punch, havana punch, and the multi cutter.

Definition of Binder Tobacco Leaves in a Cigar
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.

Cigars For Troops - Capt Funk and Col Perez
Cigars For Troops Program - cigars enjoyed by Capt Funk and Col Perez in Afghanistan. Page 46.

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

Cigars For Troops
Cigar donations to troops at Camp Eggers in Afghanistan. Page 36.

Cigars For Troops in Afghanistan
Cigars For Troops at Camp Eggers in Afghanistan. Page 38.

Cigars For Troops
Cigars For Troops in Afghanistan. Page 39.

Cigars For Troops Program
Donate cigars to the Cigars For Troops Program. Page 40.

Cigars For Troops
Cigars For Troops Program. Page 41.

Cigars For Troops In Afghanistan
Cigars For Troops In Afghanistan. Page 42.

Cigars For Troops Image Gallery
Images of troops stationed in Afghanistan who received complimentary cigars donated through cigars.about.com Cigars For Troops program. Page 43.

Cigars For Troops Image Gallery
Images of troops stationed in Afghanistan who received complimentary cigars donated through cigars.about.com Cigars For Troops program. Page 44.

Cigars For Troops Donated to Camp Eggers in Afghanistan
Cigars For Troops Donated to Camp Eggers in Afghanistan. Page 45.

Cigars Donated to Cigars For Troops Program
Cigars Donated to Cigars For Troops Program. Page 48.

Cigars for Troops in Afghanistan
Cigar donations received at Camp Eggers in Afghanistan in the Cigars For Troops Program. Page 35.

Cigars For Troops Image Gallery
Images of troops stationed in Afghanistan who received complimentary cigars donated through cigars.about.com Cigars For Troops program. Page 49.

Cigars For Troops Image Gallery
Images of troops stationed in Afghanistan who received complimentary cigars donated through cigars.about.com Cigars For Troops program. Page 51.

Cigars for Troops in Afghanistan
Cigars for Troops in Afghanistan. Page 52.

Cigars For Troops in Afghanistan
Pedro Santos at Camp Eggers in Afghanistan with cigars donated by Back Home Box. Page 37.