Smoking maybe dangerous to your health but so is living. I’ve always had an affinity to cigar and pipe smokers. The men that did in my circles were wise, accomplished, and older than I. I always wanted to be older, now I am.
I plan to add a feature on my already eclectic podcast, (the Urban Shooter) and this blog (Black Man With A Gun) about the occasional cigar.
I’m still learning about cigars and want to share what I have gathered so far with you for possibly an exchange of information. Things– like your favorite:
- · Brands
- · Cigar cutters
- · Lighters
- · Humidors
- · Places you’ve smoked
- · Good and bad experiences associated with, etc.
There are many reasons why we enjoy cigars. We do it traditionally to celebrate the birth of a child, a wedding or a promotion. To me, it goes with fine wine, strong drink and good company all in the pursuit of happiness. It’s a status symbol that used to belong only to aristocracy.
The use of tobacco is frowned upon now socially in places I don’t go with people I don’t talk to you generally, as a serious health issue that causes cancer from the mouth to the neighborhood. If this feature isn’t for you, I understand. I believe that done in moderation, your body can recover from whatever ill effects we do to it.
Technically, aged cigars (the finer variety) have less acid, alkalinity and nicotine than cigarettes. (Seek quality [no drugstore smokes here] for not only your health but the experience.) Cigars are usually not inhaled so though not free from trouble, may have less of it. It is still “bad” for you so now that I said that I can go on.
Even though I prefer this to be a social activity, I do it alone 90% of the time. I usually smoke at the end of a long day or in celebration of a similar week. I smoke alone usually because I am not able to smoke with anyone of like minds at the time I want to fire one up. I use it to relax from my routine, to contemplate parts of the universe or when watching my grass grow. It is definitely me time, knowing that the smoke wards away family members.
There is an art and culture to this thing and that is what I will share in the coming weeks. It’s always nicer to smoke with someone that you can converse with. Please feel free to share your favorites and comments on the shows and show notes to come.
Smoke’em if you got’em.
Rev. Kenn Blanchard, aka the Black Man With A Gun™ is an internationally known figure in the gun rights community since 1991. He is a former US Marine, federal police officer, intelligence officer and trainer. He produces the Urban Shooter Podcast, voice overs, motivates, inspires and writes for the Blanchard Media Group. http://twitter.com/kennblanchard, email@example.com