Today, March 6th, is National Smoke a Cigar Day. In response to onerous taxation, the looming threat of over-regulation, and ever-increasing public demonization, we are asking all brothers and sisters of the leaf to join in. It doesn’t matter what stick you choose, just grab one of your favorites and light ‘em up!
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.”
Cigar smoking knows no politics. It’s about the pursuit of pleasure, taste, & aroma.
“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.”
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 good… cigar closes the door to the vulgarities of the world.”
~Franz Liszt, Composer
“Do not ask me to describe the charms of reverie, or the contemplative ecstasy into which the smoke of our cigar plunges us.”
“Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman–or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.”