When new to cigars, here are some tips:
Visit a cigar shop and ask for recommendations. At first, consider milder cigars. The shop assistance will be pleased to advice.
Do not use a cigarette lighter or candle. Invest in a butane lighter or ask your local cigars shop for longer cigar matches.
There’s no need to inhale. The flavours come from playfully manipulating the smoke including a technique called retrohaling, which is worth mastering. I do inhale some cigar smoke, for that heady nicotine lift.
The size and shape of the cigar will also determine the smoking time, but in most cases set aside an hour. Combine with another activity like reading or sipping a drink. Keep a sweet drink on stand by, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the cigar.