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Friday, 18 July 2014

The Cigar Guide I – History, Making & Humidors

History of Cigars

The actual origins of cigars are fairly undocumented. There are many myths and rumors that purport to explain the history behind the sticks, but none that are actually adopted industry wide as being factual. One of the earliest documented uses of a cigar-like smoke was back in the tenth century where a ceramic pot featured Mayan tobacco leaves that were tied together with some form of string. The name that was used for this was Sikar, meaning “to smoke rolled tobacco leaves”. From there the word Cigarro was used in Spain and eventually come 1730, the term Cigar was adopted into the English language.

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Cited from: The Cigar Guide I - History, Making & Humidors — Gentleman's Gazette

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