Cigars 101

The Complete Guide to Cigars

We recently published a guide to cigars for beginners that we hope will help novice cigar smokers become more knowledgeable about the world of cigars. The cigars guide is also available in downloadable PDF format – https://www.famous-smoke.com/cigars-guide.pdf.

This guide is broken down into 6 parts:

  1. History
  2. Parts of a Cigar
  3. Terminology
  4. Shapes and Sizes
  5. Etiquette
  6. Next Steps

Please share this guide with your fellow cigar smokers and friends who wish to gain a basic understanding of cigars.

John Pullo

John Pullo

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This is not his picture, nor does he even have a beard. A solid 'B' student and occasional low-fi musician, John is a medley of cynicism and sarcasm crammed into a wrinkled Oxford shirt who makes it nearly intolerable to watch reality television with him in the same room. Interestingly, his Social Security number is all ones.

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