What is the point of smoking cigars if they're not meant to be inhaled?

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#1 Posted by GAMESHARQ (5988 posts) -

And why aren't they supposed to be inhaled anyway?

#2 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

Taste.

#3 Posted by Skittles_McGee (9136 posts) -
 Its an essential part of the ensemble.
#4 Posted by Dracula68 (33102 posts) -

And why aren't they supposed to be inhaled anyway?

GAMESHARQ
You wouldn't be asking that question if ya did!
#5 Posted by Colin1192 (6221 posts) -
they are pretty badass. how about you try inhaling one, then see if you wanna do it again
#6 Posted by Blue-Sky (10333 posts) -

Trying buying a Fedora without a trenchcoat and cigar,

You Can't !

#7 Posted by DumbPanda (439 posts) -

because they are as bad ass as it gets.

#8 Posted by Phaze-Two (3444 posts) -

i think the capillaries in your cheeks soak in the smoke and the nicotene enters your bloodstream from there, you just have to smoke alot more, which is why cigars are so big.

#9 Posted by Phaze-Two (3444 posts) -

i once went through half a cigar, just sitting there inhaling the whole time, until i puked. noone told me you're not suppossed to inhale

#10 Posted by 194197844077667059316682358889 (49173 posts) -
To mark dominance over the people around you who are forced to smell your cigar stank
#11 Posted by bbkkristian (14955 posts) -
They make you look cool. :P
#12 Posted by megagene (23015 posts) -
It's for the taste. Think of it as gum. Gum that you smoke, and is bad for you, and affects the people around you, and makes you look like a boss.
#13 Posted by GAMESHARQ (5988 posts) -
What about them causes people to vomit if inhaled?
#14 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

Taste and it's extremely relaxing.

#15 Posted by sonicare (53485 posts) -

Taste and you still get some of the smoke.

#16 Posted by GAMESHARQ (5988 posts) -
So does anyone here actually smoke cigars? If so, what kind of cigars do you recommend? Obviously I can't get Cubans because they're illegal. What is the next best thing?
#17 Posted by 194197844077667059316682358889 (49173 posts) -
So does anyone here actually smoke cigars? If so, what kind of cigars do you recommend? Obviously I can't get Cubans because they're illegal. What is the next best thing?GAMESHARQ
A much better suggestion is don't smoke them; you might as well tattoo "douchebag" across your forehead as "try to get into cigars"
#18 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

So does anyone here actually smoke cigars? If so, what kind of cigars do you recommend? Obviously I can't get Cubans because they're illegal. What is the next best thing?GAMESHARQ
I used to. Just smoked crappy cheap ones.

#19 Posted by 194197844077667059316682358889 (49173 posts) -
[QUOTE="GAMESHARQ"]So does anyone here actually smoke cigars? If so, what kind of cigars do you recommend? Obviously I can't get Cubans because they're illegal. What is the next best thing?xaos
A much better suggestion is don't smoke them; you might as well tattoo "douchebag" across your forehead as "try to get into cigars"

I used to. Just smoked crappy cheap ones.

Pirate700
... awkward
#20 Posted by MetallicaKings (4781 posts) -

The answer: It's about virility and appearing high-class/cool. That's it. We see gangsters smoking them on TV, we see Hellboy puffing on one before he kills a monster. Pure status.

Secondly, as a smoker for seven years, I don't understand how people say they get a good "buzz" or become relaxed off cigars. As for me, with cigarettes, and every other real smoker, there is no buzz when we have a cigarette. That buzz that people refer to is your body becoming light-headed from lack of smoking in life. When you smoke a couple packs, that buzz leaves, and an itch grows. All nicotine does is give you an itch. Smoking relieves that itch. You know when you have a bad itch and you scratch that baby? Same feeling with a cig. No buzz, but relief. But cigars do not have nicotine, so I don't understand how they can be pleasurable. Unless you are smoking them to get light-headed and mistaking that for relaxation.

Lastly, others might say for the taste. "It's an acquired taste". Ok, I might let you off with that, but, and this is a big generalization, I highly doubt anyone on gamespots off-topic forum has truly acquired a taste for cigars.

Conclusion: It's for status. People who disagree are full of themselves or in denial....in my opinion.

#21 Posted by limpbizkit818 (15042 posts) -
[QUOTE="GAMESHARQ"]So does anyone here actually smoke cigars? If so, what kind of cigars do you recommend? Obviously I can't get Cubans because they're illegal. What is the next best thing?xaos
A much better suggestion is don't smoke them; you might as well tattoo "douchebag" across your forehead as "try to get into cigars"

Bad experience with a cigar smoker? I see nothing inherently "douchbagy" (yes, I just made that word up) about smoking.
#22 Posted by limpbizkit818 (15042 posts) -

Lastly, others might say for the taste. "It's an acquired taste". Ok, I might let you off with that, but, and this is a big generalization, I highly doubt anyone on gamespots off-topic forum has truly acquired a taste for cigars.

Conclusion: It's for status. People who disagree are full of themselves or in denial....in my opinion.

MetallicaKings

I almost never smoke in social settings. Only time I puff a cigar is alone to relax. I'll admit that there is a good amount of tools that smoke, but I'll go ahead and say I have an acquired taste for cigars. Took a few years of smoking them before I could can honestly tell minor differences between sticks, but it's there.

#23 Posted by limpbizkit818 (15042 posts) -

So does anyone here actually smoke cigars? If so, what kind of cigars do you recommend? Obviously I can't get Cubans because they're illegal. What is the next best thing?GAMESHARQ

You should start off with light to medium-bodied cigars: nothing heavy. At first you're going to taste mostly tobacco so I wouldn't go around buying $10 sticks for your first smoke.

You could always go to a smoke shop and ask for a mild cigar. 5 Vegas Gold is a rather popular brand that I would recommend for your first cigar.

#24 Posted by mrmusicman247 (17577 posts) -

To look awesome.

#25 Posted by Krigen89 (3907 posts) -
So does anyone here actually smoke cigars? If so, what kind of cigars do you recommend? Obviously I can't get Cubans because they're illegal. What is the next best thing?GAMESHARQ
Well, I'm not going to argue with people who think I smoke because I'm a douche or whatever stupid rational they come up with to explain why I simply LIKE something... but to answer your question, Cubans are really where it's at. I'm Canadian, so we have them here, and I went over to Cuba 2 years ago, tried a different one everyday with some friends.. They're really good. I've had some great experiences with cigars from Nicaragua and Honduras though! I go to this little shop close-by, I always ask the owner for recommendations, and he usually comes up with great stuff! I wouldn't try to get such tips from a big place's employee though. One of my favorite, on the cheap side: http://www.cigarchoice.com/punch-cafe-royale-ems-cigars-pack-of-8/
#26 Posted by EntropyWins (1209 posts) -

To satisfy your fixation in the oral stage of development. I would give you George Carlin's opinion, but it is a mouthful. (http://www.vejatv.com/video-8895.George-Carlin-on-Cigars.html warning: language)

#27 Posted by RoslindaleOne (7566 posts) -

So does anyone here actually smoke cigars? If so, what kind of cigars do you recommend? Obviously I can't get Cubans because they're illegal. What is the next best thing?GAMESHARQ
I recommend Punch, which runs around $5 a cigar. Macanudus you can get almost anywhere, but they are around $10 cigar. Acid cigars are very flavorful (my personal favorite). Try Acid Kuba Kuba, should be around $7.

EDIT: Oh and Partagas, $8.

#28 Posted by Spitfirer (2088 posts) -

I'm quite pretentious and cigars look awesome, but I never smoked the good, expensive ones for image. I just enjoyed the taste.

#29 Posted by -TheSecondSign- (9194 posts) -

What about them causes people to vomit if inhaled?GAMESHARQ

Same thing that makes people puke after trying dip for the first time.

Too much **** going into you when your body isn't used to it.

#30 Posted by -TheSecondSign- (9194 posts) -

[QUOTE="GAMESHARQ"]So does anyone here actually smoke cigars? If so, what kind of cigars do you recommend? Obviously I can't get Cubans because they're illegal. What is the next best thing?xaos
A much better suggestion is don't smoke them; you might as well tattoo "douchebag" across your forehead as "try to get into cigars"

I smoke and I like to think I've got a fairly low douche rating.

I am a huge jackass, though, but it isn't because of smoking.

#31 Posted by mindstorm (15242 posts) -
Because I enjoy them? Also, one is capable of inhaling them, I just do not always recommend it. Typically I will inhale a little bit of it into my lungs but not with every puff. Sadly, I have recently put my smoking of pipes and cigars on hold. Tobacco is frowned upon at my school so I have decided to take a break from them for a while.
#32 Posted by Dawq902 (6796 posts) -

Cigars are just nice to smoke whether it be by yourself at the end of the day or with a bunch of friends.

Their are plenty cheap cigars you can buy to try at first (can be purchased at any gas station or anything) but they are very low quality. I reccomend going to a tobacco shop and see what they reccomend for a first time smoker. Smoking cigars is a good hobby but can get expensive if you get a taste for very nice cigars.