Cigar ring size defined

Q. What is meant by “ring” size?
– Al M.

A. “Ring size” refers to the diameter of the cigar. One ring is equal to 1/64 of an inch, or the average thickness of a tobacco leaf. So a cigar with a 32 ring would be one-half-inch in diameter. Another way of putting it would be, if the cigar description reads “6 x 32,” that would indicate a 6-inch long cigar with a one-half-inch diameter.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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