If you are reading this, it is pretty much obvious that you purchased your first cigar. Congratulations, you are entering a community that will surprise you every day that goes by. Forget about the old image of a fat capitalist figure holding a bag of money and smoking a cigar. It no longer exists. With the exponential growth of social networks (mainly Instagram) that image couldn’t be further from the truth.
With that stereotype out of your head, we can now begin on the simple and humble experience that is smoking a cigar for the first time. Here are some steps that we wish someone told us when we began:
STEP 1: FIND A CALM PLACE.
Believe it or not, the place where you smoke your cigar can make or break your first cigar experience. Usually, a cigar lounge is a great place because it is a calm environment and people are very respectful of each other’s space. If you feel like talking, you talk. If you don’t, you don’t. Just say hello, we are all humans here. The main objective is for you to find a relaxed environment to appreciate your first cigar. Another option is to smoke at home, this way you will always be 100% focused on smoking your cigar. The downside is that if you want to ask something, you’re just going to have to google it.