Cigar smoking has reached a different level of recognition from different walks of life. Some claims that smoking relieves them from stress and tensions brought about by their jobs and others just want to experience the pleasure of it. These smokers can be found in the parks, cafes, al frescos, and bars but for whatever reasons they have regarding cigars, it is still a simple luxury to enjoy and one cannot miss it.
But to those who are not yet familiar with the unspoken etiquette of smoking handmade cigars, this article may be able to help you light your first. The most basic way of enjoying it is to light the same correctly. The first that you will need is to have a clipper which you will use when cutting the other end of the cigar which you will place in your mouth. Avoid cutting them with your teeth since it will leave a jagged edge and loose tobaccos dangling at the end. Others prefer using the most ideal lighter to use when lighting one which are butane fueled. Some would even say that using wood matches is better and would prefer using matches made from cedar wood. But if you would prefer to use wood match, let the sulfuric end of the match burn out before placing it near the tip of your cigar to avoid tainting the flavor with sulfuric aftertaste.
Also, ordinary lighters leave unpleasant taste and smell at its tip which can entirely ruin your much anticipated experience of the smoking pleasures. After it is clipped, you can now light your cigar and carefully place its tip over the flame puffing in at the same for it to catch spark. Avoid your cigar to have a direct contact with the flame. Once all is done, you are now ready to enjoy the pleasures and simple gratification of smoking the same.
Some simple customs to observe when smoking your cigar is to avoid tapping off the ashes in your ashtray. This disrupts the bonding of the tobacco inside and leaves unwanted spaces inside it. Simply lay it down on the ashtray and let the ashes fall naturally. You can also knock off the glowing tip and have to relight again. Take note that it sometimes changes its flavor and aroma when lighted again. And do not consume it to the very end. This will become bitter tasting no matter what its class is. Lastly, you have to hold it in between your thumb and forefinger. Most related aficionados smoke this way and if you do not, you will certainly be very obvious that you are just starting out and have no class and finesse when it come to appreciation of the same.