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Can Being at Different Altitudes Affect Your Cigar Experience?

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A lot of people have reported that, at higher altitudes, their cigars seem to lose flavor. They also report that it’s more difficult to keep a cigar lit while high in the mountains. The reason for this is the same reason as to why your ears pop when moving higher in elevation. There is less air pressure, and therefore, less oxygen. The answer, then, quite reasonably, is yes, altitude has a lot to do with the flavor of a cigar! Bear in mind that there’s more oxygen at sea level than at 5,000 feet, and far much less the higher one...

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