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What's in a Cigar?

The Beginner's Guide to Tobacco Cultivation.

We all know there are cigars, and there are CIGARS! But what's the difference? What makes some cigars merely pleasing, and others positively unforgettable? If those are the burning questions you've always wanted to ask, then you've come to the right place. Read on to find out exactly what separates the good from the exquisite.

Meet the Cigar

Cigars have an interesting and dynamic history. Just as interesting and dynamic as its history, is the cultivation process that goes behind producing a cigar. But before we get to that, I will just quickly run through some important facts about tobacco (will make sense why later on). Ok, here it goes. Tobacco leaves are categorized into different types depending on the leaf's characteristics and what it will be used for. In other words, it takes different types of tobacco leaves to make the various tobacco products available e.g. cigars, dark tobacco, pipe tobacco etc.

OK, sorted? Great!

So What Kind of Leaves Are Used to Make a Cigar?

Simple. Cigars are made from 3 different leaves, each with its own unique characteristics and roles to play. These leaves are known by the following names: Wrappers, Binders and Fillers.

Yup, Ok. So Introduce Me to the 3 Leaf Musketeers

The Wrapper Leaf

The Binder Leaf

The Filler Leaf

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penelopa
A very interesting article - I didn't know anything about tobacco leaf before. thanks!
Mark
I have schitzophrenia and as I take the medicine, I do smoke. However, there is a clear distinction between ciggarettes and cigars. By far a cigar, holds more value and enhances the mood portion of my mood disorder. By reading the article I followed the leaf chart and understand a bit how the manufacturing process can be deceiving.
George
I know more now than I did before about cigars
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Wow wow wow I always thought that cigars were worse than cigarettes
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I don't like a cigar ring over the 56 ring size. It's too hard to keep it lit and I find it not too enjoyable. As for full stengrh,I would rather have full flavor than a stick that is all power and no flavor. I like a medium stengrh cigar Bolivar Conf. and some of the Oscuro wrapped Hoyo lines.
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walmart will be expensive as no other! any gas saitton will have it, but if by chance its not a brand they carry, as it not being a popular brand (idk if it is, im just saying thats why they wouldn't carry it) if by chance you can't find a store, and you don't wanna order it YOURSELF online, then ask any tobacco retailer to order it for you. they should jump at the chance, as they want your money, thats what stores are for, to make money. Was this answer helpful? http://btmxwyhpi.com [url=http://rvesiubocy.com]rvesiubocy[/url] [link=http://wxdgmekgt.com]wxdgmekgt[/link]
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Jessica,If you are worried about the smoke smell, but all means ask that the cigras be smoked outside. Most of us cigar smokers are used to such sacrifices and will not be offended. It should be noted however that the smell of a "good" cigar is different that the smell of a "cheap" one. Cigar smoking is different than cigarette smoking however. The fact that it takes from 30 minutes to an hour to enjoy a good cigar means that it is a form of relaxation rather than a simple habit. Because you don't inhale cigras, they are likewise considered less of a risk; and studies have shown benefits to cigar smoking as part of stress management. I have smoked cigras for 20 years with no urge to have a cigarette.I will also add that a good cigar pairs up well with a good glass of wine or single barrel whiskey. http://awrpomnqyil.com [url=http://vojudl.com]vojudl[/url] [link=http://ryltra.com]ryltra[/link]
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