cigar smoking

A Tradition of Cigar Smoking Among America’s Political Leaders – Part 1 of 2

by Kirby Amber October 17, 2012
Old White House

Dating back as early as the 10th century with the Mayans puffing on tobacco leaves bound up with string to Columbus’ first visit to the Americas in 1492 and discovering the natives smoking cylindrical bundles of twisted tobacco leaves wrapped in dried palm or corn husks, cigar smoking has been a beloved tradition by many […]

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Cigars and Politics- Cigar Usage Changed in White House in Later Years – Part 2 of 2

by Kirby Amber October 12, 2012
Cigar Use in Whitehouse

Part two of my blog on cigars and politics takes a look at cigar usage in modern times and how it changed in the White House in the later years. Starting with fourth U.S. President James Madison’s term until approximately the mid-twentieth century, cigars had its own special place in the White House. For those […]

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Famous Political Cigar Smokers

by Elliot Boudin October 3, 2012
Winston Churchill and his ever present Cigar

Some of the most famous men in history have smoked cigars.  Be it statesmen, writers, philosophers, scientists, entertainers, or athletes, these gentlemen have changed the world with a cigar clenched firmly in their teeth.  But with the November elections not far off, we thought we would take a decidedly non-partisan look at the most famous […]

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How to Smoke a Cigar

by Kirby Amber September 27, 2012
Beautiful woman with a cigar

Just for the fun of it, I recently invited some of my non-cigar-smoking friends over to my place for some relaxation time and I decided to show them a little of what they were missing. It turned into a fun lesson on how to smoke a cigar and I actually got a few converts out […]

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