Why Do People Smoke Cigars?

I have been asked this question by every person possible, what is it about cigars that makes me want to smoke them. It got me thinking, what is it about cigars that makes people want to smoke them and why do people smoke cigars.

What I realized was that there is no one true answer but it’s more about the experience. It’s about having that feeling, that feeling people get riding around in an expensive car or travelling first class. You can call it a rush or an euphoria but it’s an feeling that you experience and need in your life.

Now I am sure you are thinking that if you want that feeling why don’t go sky jumping or something, I would if I could do it everyday and if it helped me relax. You see in tough days we all need a way to relax and unwind and cigars do just that.

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After you have had a bad day, go home pour in your drink, walk up to your humidor and pull out a crisp cigar and just sit and relax. For me that’s a pretty good evening.

At first I didn’t know how to smoke a cigar but overtime as I got more and more experienced things started to change.

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.

I am sure for some all of this is moot, so I have also made a list of reasons.

Why Do People Smoke Cigars?


cigar flavors and taste
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As much non smokers don’t understand, cigars taste nothing like cigarettes. Infact cigars taste amazing and come in variety of flavors, sizes and aromas.

There is a reason why cigarettes are called stinkies and cigars are called just cigars.

You will get most variety of flavors ever and now in the digital world it is possible to get more and more flavors easily. Coffee, cedar, honey, cinnamon, chocolate, espresso, vanilla, etc. What more do you need?

You will like some and you will hate some but one thing will be common you will enjoy them all.


Cigar smokers are the most friendliest and successful bunch you will ever find. You know cigars are associated with successful people, well its actually quite true. This has a lot to do with the relaxing aspects of it, the stress reliever but it also has a lot to do with that other cigar smokers also hang out at the same place.

It’s a great networking opportunity, like water cooler talks.


As I mentioned above cigar smoking overtime has come to be associated with success and richness and if you need examples you can just look at the history of American politicians and presidents enjoying a stogie out and about. Starting from Winston Churchill many famous personalities have been reported as cigar smokers.

Style And Manly

Cigars have style associated with them, from your humidor which can look like fine Italian furniture to the way you cut them and light them. Every step is pure style looking fine as hell in your hands raising your style quotient.

Throughout history men to be associated with manly stuff and holding a white small tube in your hands doesn’t feel as manly as a thick, crisp cigar to which the ash sticks like an ex-girlfriend. To have something that strong and powerful in along with the relaxing factors which come with a cigar make it quite a bit enjoyable.

I hope this answers your question of why do people smoke cigars, for me personally it is all about the relaxing aspect of it but for others it could be the environment or some other reason. There is no one answer that fits all.