If you’re new to cigars, you might have some simple questions that you’d rather not ask a true aficionado.

"Luckily, we’re here to give you those answers so you can look and smoke like a pro. "

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Q: How do I cut a cigar?
A: There are several ways to cut a cigar, check out How to Cut to see what works for you.

Q: How do I light a cigar?
A: You might be surprised at the variety of ways to light a cigar. Check out How to Light to find which way best suits you.

Q: How do I smoke a cigar?
A: Smoking cigars can be everything from a relaxing hobby to a passion. Read our article How to Smoke a Cigar for tips to get you started.

Q: Where can I buy cigars?
A: The two best places to buy cigars are from a cigar shop or an online store. Read Where to Buy to get tips on choosing where to buy and what to buy.

Q: Are you supposed to inhale cigars?
A: No, cigars are meant to be savored. Simply let the smoke wash over your palate so you can pick up the flavors of the tobacco, then slowly exhale the smoke. More advanced smokers will utilize a “retrohale” to find even more flavor notes. The retrohale involves exhaling a portion of the smoke through your nose, but it’s not advised for new smokers.

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Q: What are cigar sizes?
A: Cigars come in many different shapes and sizes, check out our article Types of Cigar Sizes.

Q: How are cigars rolled?
A: Learn more about the delicate process that is cigar making, read our article How Cigars are Made.

Q: Do I Need a Humidor?
A: There are many ways to keep your cigars humidified, check out our article How to Store Cigars to see which method is right for you.

Q: Are Cuban cigars legal in the United States?
A: No, due to the Cuban Revolution in 1959 and subsequent embargos, Cuban cigars are not allowed to be sold in the U.S. However travelers can bring back Cuban Cigars for personal consumption with certain limitations. 

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