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Cigars are cylindrically-shaped bundles of dried and fermented tobacco leaves that have been rolled tightly before packaging. Similar to cigarettes, they are meant to smoked. The tobacco used in making cigars is grown chiefly in countries like Cuba, Brazil, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States but it’s also cultivated to a lesser extent in the Canary Islands, Indonesia, Nicaragua, the Philippines, and many other countries.
Much bigger than cigarettes and taking a longer time to smoke, the cigar is considered a sophisticated way of smoking tobacco. Cigars are rolled in many shapes and sizes but the standard shape is cylindrical with a rounded head is the most common. Sizes, shapes and flavors all can differ widely. Want to learn more?
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