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What causes spotting on some cigars?

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A:  For this question I consulted with our resident Tobacconist University graduate, Jeff Brown:
“This is what we call a ‘toothy’ wrapper, where there are little bumps that give the wrapper a sandpaper-like texture. The bumps are tiny pockets of oil that when burned exhibit the white dots. All tobacco contains oil as an innate characteristic, but toothy tobacco has more of it. Aficionados actually seek these toothy cigars out so consider yourself very lucky to be smoking a toothy cigar.”*   *   *

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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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