Cigar smoking knows no politics. It’s about the pursuit of pleasure, taste, & aroma.
The cigar smoker’s lifestyle is one focused on enjoyment and relaxation. The relaxation you get from a cigar, and the camaraderie you enjoy when you smoke with friends, has untold benefits that far outweigh any ‘potential’ risks. As you’ll soon discover, cigar smoking has really very little risk when compared to other activates that we participate in and never consider them as risks. Furthermore, you’ll realize that cigar smoking is not only pleasurable, but it actually has many health benefits, too.
It’s a lifestyle choice that brings immeasurable pleasure to millions of people around the world. That’s what personal freedom is all about: being able to choose.
Few activates, besides cigar smoking, have evoked so many great quotes by so many great people over the years. Here are a couple of examples that give an insight into the pleasures we derive from smoking cigars:
“The best cigar in the world is the one you prefer to smoke on special occasions, enabling you to relax and enjoy that which gives you maximum pleasure.” ~Zino Davidoff
“The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a premium hand-made cigar.” ~Evelen Waugh
“Maybe it’s like becoming one with the cigar. You lose yourself in it; everything fades away: your worries, your problems, your thoughts. They fade into the smoke, and the cigar and you are at peace.” ~Raul Julia
“What I like most about cigars is simply sitting and talking with other men… Some of the best conversations I’ve ever had with men have been over a cigar.” ~Jim Belushi
“My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.” ~Winston Churchill
“A fine cigar is like a fine woman. They come in all shapes and sizes. Treat them tenderly and lovingly. Caress their skin, admire their beauty, fondle them with reverence. Bring them slowly to your lips, enjoy their flavor, their aroma. Contemplate their essence, their dependability, and forgive them their weaknesses–if there be any. Revel in the rituals, their simplicity and their enduring meanings. Do these things, my son, and the blessings of life shall always be upon you.” ~Prince Sined Yar Maharg
Are you inspired to light up and enjoy?
The most famous cigar quote comes from King Edward VII of England. During the reign of Queen Victoria, smoking was frowned upon and not allowed at court. That changed when Edward VII came to the throne at the beginning of the 20th Century, and after dinner pronounced, “Gentlemen, you may smoke.”
A good cigar is like tasting a good wine: you smell it, you taste it, you look at it, you feel it–you can even hear it. It satisfies all the senses. “A cigar ought not to be smoked solely with the mouth, but with the hand, the eyes, and with the spirit.” ~Zino Davidoff
The relaxing benefits derived from the pleasure of smoking a good cigar far outweigh any ‘potential’ smoke related health issues.
Some of the health benefits include:
- Stress Reliever
- Socializing Tool
- Helps Maintain optimum weight
- Keeps you Mentally Sharp & Alert
- Avoids (and combats) addictions to truly harmful substances
- Lessen the effects of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Schizophrenia
- Slash your risk of getting Alzheimer’s
- Stops Parkinson’s dead in its tracks
- Improves your memory and concentration
- Low levels of carbon monoxide helps victims of heart attacks and strokes
- Increases your chance of surviving angioplasty surgery
- Small doses of nicotine help produce new blood vessel growth around blocked arteries
- Live longer! All other factors equal, cigar & pipes smokers statistically outlive non smokers.
- Smoking can actually prevent some cancers