Why football season turns me into a cigar chain-smoking mess cacover

Why football season turns me into a cigar chain-smoking mess

Reading Time: < 1 minute As a coping mechanism, I have, over the years, turned to smoking at least five to six cigars in rapid succession during the games as opposed to turning…

Read More
Cigars – Just Like Jazz, Contentment Can Come in Every Stick cacover

Cigars – Just Like Jazz, Contentment Can Come in Every Stick

Reading Time: 2 minutes

By Arturo Sandoval | Grammy Award-winning Jazz Artist & CRA Member

I am an American, by choice. That’s a unique statement given that many among us are Americans simply by virtue of where they were born, but when you choose to live in a nation, to adopt its traditions, based upon a love for what it has to offer – well – that’s special.

I know something about oppression, too. Having left my homeland of Cuba for what I knew was the freedom America offered, you have to reflect on the cost of leaving behind relatives and friends in what you know is an oppressed nation. Globally, oppression of innocent citizens simply has to end, in all forms – which is why I write this.

Read More
Cigar Bars Offer the Best of Both Worlds cacover

Cigar Bars Offer the Best of Both Worlds

Cigar bars are unique places that allow you to enjoy both a premium cigar and an adult beverage at the same time, in spite of widening smoking bans.
Read More
Happy New Year, It’s a Boy! cacover

Happy New Year, It’s a Boy!

Reading Time: 2 minutes As I unwrapped the bubblegum stick, I tried to envision a Cohiba or Padrón underneath the funky opaque cellophane.

Read More
Is a portable heater safe for smoking cigars in a hunting blind? cacover

Is a portable heater safe for smoking cigars in a hunting blind?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Learning about cigars: Is a portable heater safe for smoking cigars in a hunting blind?

Read More
Saliva Production In Cigar Smokers cacover

Saliva Production In Cigar Smokers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saliva contains two types of secretions, one is a digestive enzyme called salivary amylase (or ptyalin) and the other is a secretion containing the lub…

Read More
My “So-Called” Cuban Cigars cacover

My “So-Called” Cuban Cigars

The forbidden fruit of Cuban Cigars makes them desirable and hard to find. They are frequently counterfeited, and Famous provides a guide to spotting fakes.
Read More
Cigar Smoking Comedians cacover

Cigar Smoking Comedians

Reading Time: 3 minutes George Burns: Preferring cigars over most things in life, George Burns was also rarely seen on stage without a cigar.

Read More
A Closer Look at Cigar Bands cacover

A Closer Look at Cigar Bands

Reading Time: 4 minutes As I inspected more of the bands in my collection, I found even more fine points and wondered how often they must go completely unnoticed by us cigar sm…

Read More
What’s On Your Cigar Bucket List? cacover

What’s On Your Cigar Bucket List?

Reading Time: 2 minutes A few days ago, while admiring the cigars along the Famous Smoke Shop retail store shelves, a colleague of mine said, “There are just too many cigars.”

Read More