What does it mean to puff a cigar?
Puffing. When you smoke a cigar, you don’t need to swallow the fume into your lungs but to taste and sample it. The clue to be pleased with your stogie is to pull the smoke in, allow it to twirl in your mouth, smack it like a nice drink, and then free it from your mouth.
Are you supposed to inhale a cigar?
When it comes to inhaling cigars, there’s no specific rule, and the fact is, a number of cigar smokers do inhale as well as retrohale. In the latter case, you puff on your cigar and blow the smoke out your nose. In some cases, retrohaling results in a very peppery, nose-bending, eye-opening experience.
How often should you puff on a cigar?
Once you’ve fired up, how often you should puff is a common question from new cigar lovers. While there isn’t an exact science to smoking your cigar, there are subtle techniques that will improve the taste, the draw, and the finish of your cigar. Generally speaking, one or two puffs per minute is an acceptable pace.
How do you prepare a cigar for smoking?
To prepare for your first smoke, hold the cigar in your hands and place the tip just above the flame. If you stick the cigar directly into the flame, it can dramatically affect the flavour. Allow the cigar to burn slightly to prime the tobacco before taking your first puffs.