Don’t get me wrong, I don’t smoke at all.
But I found some interesting facts about cigars while googling and thought you might be interested to know.
- The English term ‘cigar’ was derived from the Spanish ‘cigarro’, which in turn is adapted from the Mayan word for tobacco, ‘siyar’.
- Cigar tobacco is grown in Brazil, Cameroon, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Philippines, and United States.
- A large sized cigar has much more tobacco content than a whole pack of cigarettes.
- The smoke of one cigar is equivalent to the smoke of three cigarettes.
- The two leading brands preferred by cigar smokers aged 12 years or older are Black & Mild (25.5%) and Swisher Sweets (16.2%).
- Beginning in 2001, cigar packaging and advertisements must display one of five health warning labels on a rotating basis.
- Nationally, an estimated 5.5% of adults are current cigar users. Cigar use is much higher among men (9.4%) than women (1.9%).