Interesting facts about cigars

October 10, 2009
By honneymarie

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%).


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