Hot under the collar

I’ve been told before that leaving a band on can cause excessive heat under the band and forward through the cigar, which can cause the cigar to run. Just thought I’d share.
– Kirk Neal, Blacksburg, VA

I’ve never heard of this phenomenon. However, I do know that the heat from the cigar will help soften the glue on the band, making it easier to remove it. – G.K.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor at

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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