Why I Snub Cigar Snobbery

Given today’s anti-tobacco legislative and tax climate, the LAST thing we need is snobbery. That old image of cigars as a rich man’s diversion has got to go; if anything, it’s just another arrow in the quiver of the anti-smoke Nazis. Despite what “they” would have you believe, cigars are more blue collar then blueblood.

A couple weeks ago I got a call from Rob Heming of the Blowin’ Smoke Podcast. He had received several emails and phone calls decrying cigar snobbery, specifically that old gem, “if you can’t afford to smoke brand x, you have no business smoking cigars.” These guys always do a great job talking cigars, but this podcast in particular is worth a listen.

That argument is the kind of horse$#!t spewed by cigar “smokers” more concerned with status than enjoyment. If a cigar is good, does it matter what’s on the band? Famous Smoke Shop buyer Jeff set the record straight.

Famous Smoke Shop is but one company striving to make cigars affordable to those who enjoy them. Smart buying allows us to pass on the savings, which is exactly why we:

So the next time you’re at the shop or a herf and hear someone waxing classist, take a moment to educate them. Cigars are about tobacco, not marketing, and anyone who thinks otherwise has clearly got a thing or two to learn.

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John Pullo

Managing Editor at CigarAdvisor.com

This is not his picture, nor does John even have a beard. Interestingly, his Social Security number is all ones. All we can say is " "You will know him by the mullet he wears." "

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