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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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The Science of Smoking a Cigar

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Cigar smoking existed back in the days when Columbus first came to America. Native Americans used to wrap tobacco in maize leaves to smoke it. Information from the 1700’s reveals that most cigars were purchased from Cuba and the West Indies. The first cigar factory to open in the U.S. was in Connecticut in 1810. During the 1800’s and 1900’s, most cigars in the U.S. were manufactured locally. Around the time of World War I, the popularity of cigar smoking declined because more and more people were picking up cigarette smoking. Tobacco used to manufacture cigars is different from that used...

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