1. Kevin Paige August 17, 2012 @ 10:47 am Reply

    A Cigar Smoker’s Journal – LMFAO! Classic Friday humor! Thank you!

    • Matthias Matthias August 17, 2012 @ 10:48 am Reply

      Thanks man! Feel free to share with your readers or anyone else. Good job on the blog too, btw, I’m a big fan.

  2. Dane August 17, 2012 @ 3:25 pm Reply

    Hey great list! But what is the proper way to put out a cigar, then?

    • Matthias Matthias August 17, 2012 @ 9:00 pm Reply

      Just set it down and let it go. Crushing it will produce a lot of bad smells.

  3. Mango Joe August 17, 2012 @ 5:01 pm Reply

    As the great Jose Blanco says: “The one thing that can ruin the best cigar in the world is being seated next to an asshole.”

    • Matthias Matthias August 17, 2012 @ 8:59 pm Reply

      So. True. Unfortunately, it happens more often, living in New York City.

  4. Malik September 8, 2012 @ 2:22 pm Reply

    Very, very well written – I wholeheartedly agree with this ENTIRE list! You have captured all of my peeves…man, this is great!!!

    • Matthias Matthias September 8, 2012 @ 7:35 pm Reply

      Thanks man !

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  6. Barry Stein December 8, 2014 @ 1:09 pm Reply

    Great article, but you the biggest rule of thumb is never walk into a cigar store without buying something. There is rent, utilities and salaries. The lounge is not your personal living room. You don’t walk into a bar with your own beer or a restaurant with you own meal.

    • Alejandro Jesús Guapo August 24, 2015 @ 3:17 am Reply

      haha something tells me Barry Boy runs a cigar shop – this is BS btw, i can only imagine the stinkface Barry gives people as they walk out of his store for being a hump

      • Burgh Cigar Girl May 17, 2016 @ 8:19 pm Reply

        I don’t give them the stinkface, I tell them to leave. It’s not BS btw….it’s people who think like you that are the biggest buzzkill for real customers..

  7. Eric Bernabe June 27, 2015 @ 4:05 am Reply

    great article

  8. Andrew H June 29, 2015 @ 12:56 am Reply

    Great article. When I smoke a cigarette, I roll it myself from carefully cured tobacco I buy in whole leaves from a specialist provider. Not every cigarette is kool-aide to your fine wine. In fact, more often than not I end up rolling a few for intrigued cigar smokes around me. Fine tobacco isn’t limited to cigars, friend.

  9. Grfg8r August 24, 2015 @ 1:58 pm Reply

    Cigarettes are Cigarettes. They ALL stink and one can smell them a mile away. The lounges I visit strictly forbid any and all cigarettes and that includes Hookah and Vapor.

  10. Toby May 4, 2016 @ 12:33 pm Reply

    This is the first I’ve heard I’m not supposed to stump out my cigar when I’m done smoking it but I’ll make sure not to do that from now on

  11. Badass Robb May 14, 2016 @ 12:05 pm Reply

    The list is pretty good except for one. In my experience politics, religion, jokes aboit race, sex, orientation, those are the best cigar lounge experiences, especially when politics clash. You get some really great debates at cigar lounges. Venting is also common. The outside world is nuts. Cigar lounges are the hospitals of your soul. Unfortunately, California cigar lounges are becoming Mecca for liberal loons who want “safe spaces”. How did that happen?

  12. Benjamin Biancini July 27, 2016 @ 12:51 pm Reply

    I always let my friends ‘take a hit’ when my cigar is in it’s sweet spot. If I’m ok with it and they’re ok with it then there’s nothing wrong. If you want to sit quietly in a corner and then write an article about how much you hate it then go ahead.

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