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.
- 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.
- Thou shalt not brag about the brand you smoke, how much your cigar cost or how rare it is. Nobody likes a cigar snob.
- Thou shalt not mistreat a cigar. Your cigar probably unraveled because you cut it improperly … or burns crooked because you lit it wrong.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.