Smoking a Cigar Without Inhaling: A Guide for Beginners

The best way to enjoy a cigar without inhaling it is by using the retro-hale method. This technique involves bringing the smoke into your mouth and then exhaling it through your nose. This allows you to taste the intriguing flavors of the cigar without having to inhale any of the smoke. When you light your cigar, bring the smoke to your mouth and let it stimulate your palate.

After a few seconds, blow out the smoke and savor the taste. Cigars come in many shapes and sizes, each offering its own unique flavor and aroma. The torpedo-like shape of a Belicoso makes it distinctive, and these cigars tend to offer a little more concentration in terms of flavor and aromas. To get the most out of your cigar, it's important to light it correctly and hold it properly.

When you're ready to cut your cigar, do it quickly and directly, and be sure to cut close to the tip to maximize the duration of the smoke. The Corona is another iconic cigar construction, with good concentration and a length of up to about six inches. Once you've cut your cigar, turn it around and use a torch, lighter, or match to scorch the end that you didn't cut for a few seconds without letting the flame touch it directly. This will help release the heat, smoke, and oils that are inherent in a burning cigar.

When smoking your cigar, remember not to inhale any of the smoke. If you do happen to inhale a little bit of cigarette smoke, breathe it out again and remember when you should stop inhaling (usually when it reaches the back of your throat). Finally, don't rush through smoking your cigar. Take your time and savor all of its rich, smoky flavors.

Enjoying a cigar is an art form that requires patience and practice. With these tips in mind, you'll be able to get the most out of every cigar you smoke.