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I chewed my cigar stub: Is that unusual?

Q: Some time ago, I smoked an H. Upmann #2 Havana. It was so good that after I had smoked it down to a 1/4 inch, I knocked off the ashes and chewed the remainder. Have you ever heard of any other cigar smokers doing this?
– LNC in Pennsylvania

A: It’s certainly unusual, and I doubt many BOTL’s will follow your lead. I thought you were going to write that you finished the stub in a pipe, which is not unusual, and I believe stems from a Cuban tradition. Plus, you smoked it down to a 1/4-inch!? I think that’s a record, even for me, with my dopey toothpicks. That said, I’m not surprised the “chaw” was good. Obviously it was excellent tobacco, and probably sweet in flavor. Suffice it to say, I bet you’re not the only cigar smoker out who’s done it. I’ll be very curious to see the comments we get on this one.�

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com 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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