Me vs Nicotine - score: 0:2


Lowland Gorilla
You may find that strong cigars are not for you at all. I realised that after much trial and error.

Physiology has something to do with it I believe. I am 6' and 165 lbs. I am not built for heavy construction work, boxing, working in a steel plant or being a bouncer at a club. I'm also not suited for smoking Tatauje Cojonus.

Don't give it another thought. You'll find what you like in the lighter range. I smoke a lot of Fuente regular line, Ashton and Davidoff. And one more thing - for people like us, nubbing is not such a great idea.

Cheers, Larry.


Brand New Monkey
If you didn't end up naked in your living room in just tube socks and tennis shoes trying to eat could have been much, MUCH worse.



CS Chat Lurker
In summary:

  • Don't inhale
  • Stick to smaller smokes
  • Start with mild or mild-medium strength, work up as your stomach allows (or your palate demands)
  • Stick with the Natural or Cameroon Wrappers
  • Don't chew the end
  • Ask the local B&M for good starter sticks
  • Keep sugar handy, eat it as soon as you start feeling sick.
  • Take regular drinks of something to cleanse the pallet.... sugary drinks may make good sense for a newbie.
  • Smoke slower. A couple of puffs a minute (or less) will do ya
  • If you got sick one night, give it a rest for a couple before trying again.
  • Smoke on a full stomach
  • Stay away from cardio while smoking. Sit down, relax, enjoy.
  • Don't give up, it gets better.
  • watch p* keep your mind occupied
  • don't leave the cigar in your mouth if you're not puffing
  • Strong cigars may not be for you, but there is something out there you'll love.
and last but not least....
  • spit, don't swallow :ss
Looks like solid advice. I've seen many of these in one post or another.. Is there any collection of newbie smoker do's and don'ts that I should have seen these in before posting?

As soon as the weather cooperates, I'll give it another shot... Thanks everybody!


Will Herf for Food....
If I could bump your ring guage I would for that last post. Well put, and quite funny.

Another mild-med brand you may want to try is Romeo y Julieta. Try any of their regular line. Some of their reserve/maduro stuff is med-full.


More cigars Sanchez!
Are you a diabetic or borderline? Nicotine drops your blood-sugar level making you feel that way. Like others mentioned, have a sugar packet ready or have a always sweet drink while smoking. I like to have a cola.

BWT, most smaller cigars are blended to be stronger whereas churchills are blended to be milder.