What is a Cigar Made Of? An Expert's Guide

A cigar is a roll of fermented tobacco wrapped in tobacco leaves or paper containing tobacco or tobacco extract. It is different from cigarettes in terms of size and type of tobacco used, and unlike cigarette smoke, cigar smoke is often not inhaled. Large cigars can be more than 7 inches long and generally contain between 5 and 20 grams of tobacco, while small cigars are the same size and shape as cigarettes, contain about 3 grams of tobacco, and are often packaged like cigarettes. Some premium cigars contain the equivalent of a full pack of cigarettes.

Cigarette smoke contains toxic cancer-causing chemicals that are harmful to both smokers and non-smokers. If you need help to stop smoking cigars, ask your doctor or pharmacist about nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), as well as individual or group counseling, telephone lines to stop smoking, or other methods. A perfectly manufactured cigar is made to be burned slowly and cold in order to impart flavor in a constant progression. Irregularly shaped cigars are known as figurative and are often priced higher than pairs of a similar combination of cigars. Some cigar manufacturers purposefully place different types of tobacco from one end to the other to offer cigar smokers a variety of flavors, body and strength from start to finish. Cigars are marketed through advertisements, the placement of products in movies and other media, sporting events, smoker-friendly magazines, such as Cigar Aficado, and dinners for smokers.

All cigar and cigarette smokers, whether they inhale or not, directly expose their lips, mouth, tongue, throat and larynx to smoke and its toxic and cancer-causing chemicals.

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