Ten Commandments – How to Behave in a Cigar Store

Ten Commandments – How to Behave in a Cigar Store

In their podcast on January 12, 2019 “The Cigar Authority” took a look at one of the most debated things in the cigar industry, and that is cigar etiquette. The so-called 10 Commandments of being a good brother or sister of the leaf. The list has been put together by Miguel M. Schoedel, National Sales Manager Crowned Heads.


  1. Thou shalt not bring cigars purchased from online or other stores to another cigar shop. Only cigar purchased from said shop to be smoked in said shop.
  2. Thou shalt not brag about the brand you smoke, how much your cigar cost or how rare it is. Nobody likes a cigar snob.
  3. Thou shalt not mistreat a cigar. Your cigar probably unraveled because you cut it improperly … or burns crooked because you lit it wrong.
  4. Thou shalt not abuse a cigar. It is not ok to buy a double corona and cut it in half. Putting out your cigar to save it for tomorrow is considered ignorant.
  5. Thou shalt store cigars properly. Buy a humidor or rent a locker at a cigar shop. Respect the hard work that goes into these hand-rolled products.
  6. Thou shalt not bitch about prices on cigars. Every state has different taxes, different mark-up. If you don’t like it find another place to buy your cigars.
  7. Thou shalt not be rude about smoking a cigar. We cigar smokers are respectable tax-paying people. You represent all of us while in public.
  8. Thou shalt not go to a cigar event expecting a free cigar. You cannot afford one you shouldn’t have gone to the event. If you do receive a free cigar or enjoy free refreshments, buy something. No one likes a mooch.
  9. Thou shalt not be fooled by ‘fake’ cigars. Those Cubans you bought on your cruise for $50 bucks are fake; do not go around bragging about them. People are laughing behind your back.
  10. Always have an extra cigar on hand; you never know when you may run in to a brother cigar smoker that needs a cigar in a pinch. Make a new friend.




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