Cigars
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HolySouls Wrote:So ... why is cigar smoking considered "higher-class" for want of a better term, than cigarettes? 

My take on the matter is that they appeal to those with an actual desire to taste and savor quality tobacco. This is why all premium handmade cigars are crafted with nothing but natural, hand-rolled tobacco leaves. Nothing else. The process from a green and growing tobacco plant in the hot fields of Central/South America ... to a beautifully rolled cigar resting in its box at your local tobacco shop is a process that involves an art-form of cultivation, seed selection, sun-rationing, storage, fermentation, aging, blending, rolling, etc. that, at times, takes decades before a single batch even ends up as a finished cigar. Once one develops a bit of a palette, one can savor and decipher nuances and flavors that vary greatly from cigar to cigar, brand to brand, etc and one can even enhance the flavors of a cigar through careful storage and aging methods ... just like fine wines.

Cigarettes on the other hand are loaded with all manner of chemicals and additives. Many of the filters even contain microscopic filaments of fiber-glass to make tiny incisions in one's lips so as to get the various substances directly into your blood-stream. This is a product that is purposefully engineered to make addicts and to sustain them.

This is like comparing Dom Perignon to Everclear.
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Cigars - by Paddy of Denmark - 06-18-2011, 05:33 AM
Re: Cigars - by SoCalLocal - 06-18-2011, 09:55 PM
Re: Cigars - by Historian - 06-18-2011, 10:16 PM
Re: Cigars - by LausTibiChriste - 06-18-2011, 10:38 PM
Re: Cigars - by Paddy of Denmark - 06-19-2011, 06:40 AM
Re: Cigars - by LuminousPax - 06-19-2011, 04:52 PM
Re: Cigars - by InNomineDomini - 06-19-2011, 06:31 PM
Re: Cigars - by jordanawef - 06-19-2011, 07:06 PM
Re: Cigars - by Joshua - 06-20-2011, 02:15 AM
Re: Cigars - by Joshua - 06-20-2011, 02:31 AM
Re: Cigars - by Raskolnikov - 06-20-2011, 03:23 AM
Re: Cigars - by Joshua - 06-20-2011, 03:58 AM
Re: Cigars - by Raskolnikov - 06-20-2011, 08:50 AM
Re: Cigars - by Historian - 06-20-2011, 10:18 AM
Re: Cigars - by devotedknuckles - 06-20-2011, 11:12 AM
Re: Cigars - by St. Drogo - 06-20-2011, 11:13 AM
Re: Cigars - by devotedknuckles - 06-20-2011, 11:21 AM
Re: Cigars - by Historian - 06-20-2011, 11:51 AM
Re: Cigars - by Paddy of Denmark - 06-20-2011, 11:52 AM
Re: Cigars - by devotedknuckles - 06-20-2011, 11:57 AM
Re: Cigars - by Historian - 06-20-2011, 12:05 PM
Re: Cigars - by devotedknuckles - 06-20-2011, 12:16 PM
Re: Cigars - by Joshua - 06-20-2011, 12:41 PM
Re: Cigars - by Historian - 06-20-2011, 12:47 PM
Re: Cigars - by Joshua - 06-20-2011, 01:15 PM
Re: Cigars - by devotedknuckles - 06-20-2011, 01:15 PM
Re: Cigars - by Paddy of Denmark - 06-21-2011, 01:56 AM
Re: Cigars - by HolySouls - 06-21-2011, 11:06 AM
Re: Cigars - by SoCalLocal - 06-21-2011, 08:49 PM
Re: Cigars - by Historian - 06-21-2011, 08:50 PM
Re: Cigars - by JayneK - 06-21-2011, 09:02 PM
Re: Cigars - by Historian - 06-21-2011, 09:11 PM
Re: Cigars - by SoCalLocal - 06-22-2011, 08:53 AM
Re: Cigars - by JayneK - 06-22-2011, 09:03 AM
Re: Cigars - by HolySouls - 06-22-2011, 10:32 AM
Re: Cigars - by JayneK - 06-22-2011, 10:53 AM
Re: Cigars - by HolySouls - 06-22-2011, 11:03 AM
Re: Cigars - by devotedknuckles - 06-22-2011, 11:12 AM
Re: Cigars - by HolySouls - 06-22-2011, 11:16 AM
Re: Cigars - by JayneK - 06-22-2011, 11:24 AM
Re: Cigars - by HolySouls - 06-22-2011, 11:35 AM
Re: Cigars - by devotedknuckles - 06-22-2011, 11:51 AM
Re: Cigars - by JayneK - 06-22-2011, 12:07 PM
Re: Cigars - by Bakuryokuso - 06-22-2011, 12:16 PM
Re: Cigars - by HolySouls - 06-22-2011, 12:22 PM
Re: Cigars - by Bakuryokuso - 06-22-2011, 12:25 PM
Re: Cigars - by devotedknuckles - 06-22-2011, 12:26 PM
Re: Cigars - by Bakuryokuso - 06-22-2011, 12:31 PM
Re: Cigars - by JayneK - 06-22-2011, 12:58 PM
Re: Cigars - by Bakuryokuso - 06-22-2011, 01:03 PM
Re: Cigars - by devotedknuckles - 06-22-2011, 01:04 PM
Re: Cigars - by HolySouls - 06-22-2011, 01:36 PM
Re: Cigars - by Bakuryokuso - 06-22-2011, 01:40 PM
Re: Cigars - by HolySouls - 06-22-2011, 01:46 PM
Re: Cigars - by Bakuryokuso - 06-22-2011, 01:50 PM
Re: Cigars - by Jenn - 06-22-2011, 02:08 PM
Re: Cigars - by Bakuryokuso - 06-22-2011, 02:53 PM
Re: Cigars - by tmw89 - 06-22-2011, 08:23 PM
Re: Cigars - by Joshua - 06-23-2011, 01:21 AM



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