The Surprising Popularity of Cigar Smoking
The practice of cigar smoking has been on the rise in the U.S.
since the early 90's. In part due to a reputation as a glamorous
alternative to cigarette smoking, the increase can also be tied
to its popularity among celebrities, as well as to the social
nature of its practice. But whatever the reason, it is clear that
cigars are big business in the U.S. with higher sales of premium
brands each and every year.
Magazines like Cigar Aficionado portray cigar smoking as
alluring, and perhaps slightly risqué (particularly for
women), and so the hobby strikes a cord with young Americans.
Celebrities are often photographed at parties or social
gatherings with a cigar in hand, and cigar lounges find regular
folks trying to emulate these stars. Clubs and societies,
particularly those dominated by men, often design their regular
activities around the ritual of cigar smoking.
In general, cigar smoking is viewed as the "civilized"
alternative to cigarette smoking. Unlike cigarettes, cigars have
a distinct, elegant stigma attached to them that often appeals to
young people, particularly those with a higher than average
income. They are most often associated with an elevated status in
society, and the many of the available cigar accessories reflect
One of the most prominent cigar accessories, the humidor,
reflects the overall style and refined nature of cigar smoking
among young Americans. More expensive humidors are hand crafted
out of wood. They serve not only to protect and preserve the
product within but also to display them in a tasteful and
fashionable manner. Large humidors may cost many hundreds or even
thousands of dollars, and are often fixtures in the homes of the
But despite their prominence among the upper class, the
increased affordability and availability of quality cigars has
also contributed to an overall increase in cigar smoking over
recent years. Today discount cigars are readily available for
purchase, often from easy-to-find online merchants, at prices
well below normal. Cigar stores have increasingly moved to the
Web in order to offer a wider variety of brands to any location
at a fraction of the usual cost.
In part because of its current glamour and in part because of
its practical affordability, cigar smoking has never been hotter,
trendier or more profitable in the U.S.
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