How to smoke a cigar?

Hold the flame in front of the cigar without touching it. Then, inhale just enough so that the cigar is lit. Make sure not to inhale the smoke. Hold the cigar up to your mouth and draw in the smoke. Then, hold it in your mouth for a few seconds to taste it, and then let it go. Do not inhale the cigar smoke. A cigar is not like a cigarette. The flavor is meant to be savored, but not inhaled. Continue to do this to keep the cigar in good form. Remember that a good cigar can last 2 to 3 hours.


How to cut a cigar?

Place the blade down on the cigar. To cut the cigar, you'll have to cut into the cap, which is placed on the head of the cigar to keep it from drying out. Ideally, you'll be using a guillotine (a single-bladed cutter), but you can also use a really sharp knife or blade. Don't use dull scissors, your teeth, or a butter knife unless you want to tear the cigar. Just tap the head (or the cap) of the cigar with the blade to put it in position. Don't cut into it yet.[3]

  • Aim the blade to the place where the cigar meets the wrapper, which would keep the cap from falling off.

"I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs."

Albert Einstein, 1950