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Old 08-20-2014, 18:25   #1
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Would a non-smoker even appreciate a fine cigar?

I have never smoked cigars or cigarettes other than the few times I have tried one out of curiosity as a teenager. I thought they were terrible.

So, if I lit up a fine cigar, is it a good chance I wouldn't enjoy it? Is it an acquired taste or something good right away?

I'm not planning on starting a cigar habit. This is just out of curiosity that I ask.
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Old 08-20-2014, 18:46   #2
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I have a feeling you wont enjoy it. We started out puffing cheaper cigars as kids.
As i aged i began to buy some quality ones. Maybe one per month. Never smoked cigarettes. You may enjoy a small macanudo right off the bat as they are mild and tasty.
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Old 08-20-2014, 18:51   #3
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Not for me it wasn't. To me, cigars- no matter their pedigree- all make me feel like I just ate the contents of an ashtray that hasn't been emptied in a few days. My shirt also ended up reeking of it, too. I'm guessing that frequent smokers don't notice it as much, though.
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Old 08-20-2014, 18:57   #4
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My Uncle and cousins don't smoke, but they'll fire up a cigar sometimes when we're sitting outside when I visit them.

They seem to like it.
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Old 08-20-2014, 19:05   #5
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I don't smoke, but I enjoy the smoke from a good cigar or pipe
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Old 08-20-2014, 19:06   #6
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Old 08-20-2014, 19:07   #7
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You will turn green and lose your dinner.
I started smoking them in my middle teens. The first couple made me ill, but after that they were fine.

If you want to try one. Look for something mild and made in the Dominican Republic.
Stay away from anything labeled full bodied, and pretty much everything from Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras. A fine Honduran cigar is a good thing, but you need to work up to them.
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You will turn green and lose your dinner.
I started smoking them in my middle teens. The first couple made me ill, but after that they were fine.

If you want to try one. Look for something mild and made in the Dominican Republic.
Stay away from anything labeled full bodied, and pretty much everything from Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras. A fine Honduran cigar is a good thing, but you need to work up to them.
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Old 08-20-2014, 19:10   #9
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It takes some time to get used to,them. I smoke 6 or so a month ,I need to be relaxed and by myself. If fishing playing golf or whatever it would be a waste to me.

A recliner ,hot tub and a couple hours and it really relaxes me even more. A campfire,a glass of whiskey and a cigar and I'm a happy man.

Yep your clothes will stink and your mouth will taste bad in the morning .

Start off with a mild one,take your time in a relaxed setting.
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Old 08-20-2014, 19:15   #10
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I have never smoked cigars or cigarettes other than the few times I have tried one out of curiosity as a teenager. I thought they were terrible.

So, if I lit up a fine cigar, is it a good chance I wouldn't enjoy it? Is it an acquired taste or something good right away?

I'm not planning on starting a cigar habit. This is just out of curiosity that I ask.
I'm a non-smoker and I enjoy a fine cigar very much, once or twice a year. I don't get sick from it or hack out my lungs or anything. The idea is to not inhale like a Nicotine addict puffing desperately on a cigarette. Its to enjoy the flavor.

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Old 08-20-2014, 19:30   #11
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Depends on the individual. My dad gave me a smuggled Cuban for my 18th and I was hooked. Seen plenty other people take one puff and turn green. Did you like good liquor the first time you tried it, like scotch? Or did you start with watered-down sugar-crap when you started drinking? All individual stuff. (And no relation, between the two.)
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Old 08-20-2014, 19:51   #12
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They go down just fine, but I can't stand the "ashtray" mouth that it gives me for the next 24 hours. Yuck!
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Old 08-20-2014, 23:46   #13
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There is absolutely no reason to pick up a dirty, disgusting habit.
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Stick to a good quality, mild cigar. make sure you don't have an empty stomach and keep a cold drink on hand. Don't be afraid to put it out after awhile if you start to feel off and whatever you do, don't inhale.

As for the ashtray mouth and smelly clothes, I've never found it to be a problem after brushing my teeth and doing my laundry.
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Would they enjoy it?

As long as the rental car is nice one, sure.
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I don't smoke, but I love a quality cigar, and some Johnnie Walker blue.
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I don't like a cigar smell , but tolerate it at my local gun store.

Where smoking is almost a requirement.
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I never got into smoking cigars, but I love the smell of unsmoked cigars. I buy one every six months or so and stick it in my gun safe. It makes the whole gun safe smell great.
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When I smoked cigarettes (quit a couple weeks ago) I would try the occasional cigar and just really didn't enjoy it...

Now, a good pipe tobacco, I enjoyed that immensely...
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I never got into smoking cigars, but I love the smell of unsmoked cigars. I buy one every six months or so and stick it in my gun safe. It makes the whole gun safe smell great.
Seems to me a pouch of pipe tobacco would work better for that.
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