King Edward VII, President Ulysses S. Grant, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx… these are names, and not mere names, but names that are huge in history. Could you draw out any difference or any common point among these men? Well, the fact is-they were all heavy cigar smokers.
Cigars and men, what is with this pair? In the past, there was that stereotype that only rich males are the ones who smoke cigar. Nowadays, there is no definite line that separates the rich men from the not-so-rich men when it is going to be based with cigar smoking. Any man and today woman could buy and enjoy a stick, sticks or many sticks of cigar.
There is one thing certain. There is a difference between the excellent and poor cigar. You must know if that cigar is worth-buying. There are certain tips to follow when buying one.
Observe if the wrapper has smooth and a bit shine feature. Make sure that it does not have blemishes and it must not be too firm.
Give the cigar a gentle squeeze. This way you would be able to determine if indeed it is good enough if it is resilient to hold its shape when you press it.
Refrain from choosing a cigar with soft or hard spots because it is a sign that it is not of good quality and not of good construction.
Try to take a smell of the cigar and if it does not have that aroma, drop it off.
Refrain from buying a lumpy cigar. Yopu could check out if its lumpy or not by giving it a gentle squeeze. Also check the wrapper. Reffrain from picking cigars that have wrapper discoloration.
Make your present more special by adding up a cigar cutter or an ashtray that would impress the receiver.
Give it with sincerity of course.
It is fun to hear lines like: “Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar." This is according to Sir Sigmund Freud. "A woman is only a woman: but a good cigar is a smoke.” this one is according Sir Rudyard Kipling in his poetry. This only shows how cigar smoking is regarded by men since then.
Now, even women are into smoking. Despite all the health hazards, people still go on smoking for no general reason at all.
What matters is that smoking must be done with moderation and responsibility. Not merely smoke because you want to show-off your so vcalled “manly’ thing.