A few weeks ago, I stumbled across a thread on the Cigar Aficionado subreddit asking what the difference is between a cigar and a cigarillos.
I was interested, and asked the moderator of the thread, “what’s the point of it?”
What I found out was quite surprising.
A number of commenters pointed out that cigars were originally considered a liquid form of tobacco.
This was something that had been part of the American tradition since the 1500s.
Cigars were smoked in the same way as a cigarette or a cigarillo and were considered a sort of tobacco-like substance.
The process of making a cigar was the same, but the tobacco was cooked instead of smoked.
This allowed the cigars to contain more tobacco per puff, giving them a lighter flavor.
In other words, the original purpose of a cigar is to mimic the taste of tobacco, not smoke.
While the tobacco that made up the tobacco in a cigar had been cooked, the smoke was not.
And while the smoke from a cigar could contain anywhere from 2-10 percent tobacco, the aroma of a real cigar could be more than 100 percent tobacco.
So why is it that we still consider the smoke of a genuine cigar to be just as valuable as the smoke made from a real cigarette?
The answer is simple.
Cigar smokers have traditionally preferred to smoke the tobacco from a fresh, fresh leaf rather than the smoked tobacco.
If the smoke had not been fresh, it would have a harsher flavor, and would likely taste a lot more like tobacco.
The result is that today, cigars are known as “bronzes” (a term that has been in use for centuries).
This is due to the fact that tobacco is harvested before it is roasted, which gives the smoke a more fresh flavor.
A lot of people still smoke cigars today, but most of us don’t use them anymore, preferring to smoke a real, fresh cigar instead.