How To Make Your Tobacco Store Female Friendly

Cigars are integral motifs in many rituals among men.  The stag party, children's births, a poker game, and sporting events are all associated with the boys enjoying a good stick.  The association with women and cigars is not quite so clear and is more shrouded in a cloud of smoke. Despite the rising popularity of … Continue reading How To Make Your Tobacco Store Female Friendly

A New Cigar Experience: The Blind Taste

A couple of years ago I was working as a tobacconist at a bar and lounge in downtown Huntsville.  Several of the bartenders on the staff smoked cigars with varying levels of experience.  One day, at the instigation of a couple of regulars, I participated in a blind tasting competition against one of the bartenders … Continue reading A New Cigar Experience: The Blind Taste

Ties That Bind Us – The Service Industry

When I was 21 I was a successful college student:  studying aerospace engineering, president of 3 extracurricular clubs, work history with NASA and the DoD.  Despite my successes, I needed to increase my income so I picked up my first waitressing job. I had worked in the industry before.  My first job had been working … Continue reading Ties That Bind Us – The Service Industry

Why do people smoke cigars anyway?

Why smoke cigars? This is a common question for non-smokers and cigarette smokers alike. In particular cigarette smokers have a hard time processing what's the point of it all when you don't even inhale! What could someone get from it? Who has that much time? Seriously, what is the big deal? While cigars are certainly … Continue reading Why do people smoke cigars anyway?