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Tobacco Brand Preferences

Cigarettes Most cigarettes sold in the United States in 2009: 95% were filtered, 19% were menthol cigarette brands, 90% were either “light” or “ultra-light” cigarette brands. Cigarettes that contain less than 15 mg of tar by machine testing carried out by the Federal Trade Commission were usually named “light” or “ultra-light.” Nevertheless, since June 22, 2010, cigarette companies are no … Continue reading Continue reading

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Cigar smoking jumps among African-American teens

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published new study that the rate of cigarette smoking among young people continues to decrease, but the situation with another tobacco product is not so good. The study revealed that, from 2009 to 2011, cigar smoking by African-American youth increased from 7.1% to 11.7%.  15.7% of high school boys are cigar smokers, a … Continue reading

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History of tobacco

For the first time tobacco was discovered thousands of years ago and is considered a native plant of the Americas. But, communities in the Andes controlled tobacco growing at a much later time. Supposedly it was between 5000 and 3000 BC. Gradually tobacco was not only in the Andes, but it was spread in on to the colonies, islands and … Continue reading

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6 Interesting Cigar Facts

A cigar, unlike cigarettes, is designed to bring pleasure of its flavor, and not to saturate the smoker’s body with the nicotine. According to smokers, the main purpose of smoking a cigar is enjoyment of tobacco flavor.  Also, usually cigars define a social status of smoking person and as a rule cigar smoking is a sign of a high social … Continue reading

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Cigar lovers hope to light fire under FDA

Nowadays tobacco stores represent a wide range of cigars – large hand-rolled cigars, small machine-made cigars, little cigars that are as cigarettes in size. All the more, there are about as many cigars as there are lovers of them. Since federal controllers weigh standards for the whole industry, some cigar smokers should assure themselves the products they enjoy don’t go … Continue reading

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The history of smoking – how and why smoking has risen dramatically

The rise of tobacco has been very sharp in small time. As the Mayans dispersed and spread out in various areas, such as North and South America, they took with them their precious tobacco leaves and plants. Hundreds of years later the greatest European explorers discovered tobacco and later brought back to the new world. Columbus, who did not smoke, … Continue reading

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Iconic Cuban cigar to go unsmoked at home

A Cuban cigar is the most famous tobacco product in the world. Havana is the heart of tobacco production region. It is a place where a wide range of tourists can smoke freely, contrary to Cuban residents who almost do no smoke cigars. The reason why Cubans do not smoke cigars is high cigar prices and their low salaries. That … Continue reading

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History of Dunhill Cigarettes

Dunhill cigarettes are a luxury brand of cigarettes made by the BAT company. A less known fact is that DUNHILL International cigarettes American distribution is owned and operated by R. J. Reynolds, who are most notably famous for their Camel cigarettes brand. Dunhill cigarettes are classified as “Premium”, despite the fact that they are not used much in demand. They … Continue reading

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Cigar Info

There are fewer basic sizes in the world of cigars. The size of a cigar is defined by diameter (ring gauge) and length (in inches). Ring gauge is the diameter measured in 64ths of an inch, so a cigar with a ring gauge of 48 is 48/64ths (or 3/4ths) of an inch. The basic sizes are: Cigarillo Cigars (3″ X … Continue reading

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Cigars

Cigars come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They also vary by method of manufacture, flavour, strength and country of origin. In Europe, cigars date back to the arrival of Columbus in the West Indies in 1492, where he found people smoking primitive forms of cigar in the shape of rolled leaves made of aromatic herbs. Much of the … Continue reading

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