Q: What is that black sticky stuff coming from the head of my cigar – and how do I prevent it from happening?
A: That sticky stuff is tobacco juice, mixed in with a little tar and resin. It tends to present itself by drawing too hard and too often on your cigars, so check your technique. Some cigars are just naturally more juicy than others, too. Try letting your cigar rest for a minute between smokes. You may find it will smoke cooler and have more flavor in the long run.