Content for March, 2014
To many people; when you say the word “cigar” their minds think of Cuba; partly because; in our “Western” versions of history, Columbus “discovered” tobacco smoking when his fleet “discovered” the Caribbean island we have since named Cuba. Cuba does have a very real and legitimate claim to fame with true tobacco aficionados; the blending [...]The post Will The Real Montecristo Cigars Please Stand Up appeared first on BnB Tobacco Blog.
Back in the days of clay and corn cob pipes; all that smokers really wanted was for their tobacco to stay alight so they could continue sucking in smoke (blowing it out into the faces of others wasn’t considered anti-social back then; let alone harmful to the health of the so called “passive smoker”). However, [...]The post How Do They Put The Flavor Into Flavored Pipe Tobacco? appeared first on BnB Tobacco Blog.
Actually, it is neither (yet). A hookah is one of the popular names for a device thought to have originated in the Persian Empire; possibly even before tobacco was introduced there around the year 1600. As early as 1535, a Persian poet wrote a verse, about something very like a hookah, being used to produce [...]The post Is Fantasia The Electronic Hookah A Sci-fi Movie Or A Computer Game? appeared first on BnB Tobacco Blog.
At first glance, the history of Tabacalera Oliva Tabolisa (known, here in the States as the Oliva Cigar Co.) appears fairly mundane. One Melanio Oliva grew tobacco and founded the company in Cuba in 1886; the company is still family owned; but, has moved its headquarters to Miami Lakes, Florida. It is what happened to [...]The post World Politics As Seen Through The Smoke From Oliva Cigars appeared first on BnB Tobacco Blog.