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How to extinguish a half-smoked cigar

How to extinguish a half-smoked cigar

For many cigar lovers, a good cigar is a rare treasure, so no one would be willing to throw a half-smoked cigar into the ashtray, because it will easily affect the quality of the cigar. So, what is the best way to extinguish a half-smoked cigar?

Step 1: self-extinguishing

Do not extinguish the lit end by pressing it directly onto the ashtray as this will cause the tobacco to clump, making it more difficult to relight in the future. Additionally, it can cause some of the filler to fall out of the cigar. On the other hand, snuffed cigars can give off a very foul smell that is likely to linger on your clothes and wherever you smoke. So, you can gently place the cigar on the ashtray, and after about a minute or two, you will notice that the lit end will extinguish itself.

Step 2: Cutting

After making sure the filler has stopped burning, you can use your cigar cutter to snip off the burning end of the cigar a half inch from the ash line. This step preserves as much of the cigar as possible while maintaining the same quality.

Step 3: Put it in an airtight bag

First, you take a ziplock bag and put the cigars in to ensure the cigars are protected from moisture and air.

Step 4: Put it in an airtight container

If you want to protect your cigar from the elements, you can store it in an airtight container. Any other type of container, as long as it is airtight and not stored with other items, will help preserve the quality of the cigars.

When is the best time to put out a cigar?

Some people think that cigars should be smoked all the way to the end, but some people don't think so.

So, when is the right time to extinguish a cigar? Many cigar aficionados believe that the cigar should be extinguished when there are 2 to 4 inches remaining.

If you’ve smoked a cigar once or twice before, you know that some brands tend to get stronger and more intense near the butt. At this point, you may need to put down your cigar and take a break. But be sure not to leave it outside for more than half an hour, and if you need to leave for a while, properly store your cigars ahead of time.

How to relight a half-smoked cigar?

No matter how carefully you store it, any half-smoked cigar will taste different than when you first smoked it. This is because the filler is in a pre-burned state.

If you plan to continue smoking, make sure to do so within the next 24 to 48 hours. Otherwise, there is no need to save. Because instead of being pleasurable, the burnt smell can make your experience worse.

For cigars that have been stored for a day or two, you should not relight them as you would new cigars. Otherwise, you're inhaling all the bitterness of burned tobacco, including the tar that builds up over time. Before smoking a cigar, you need to remove all these first, then use a lighter to light the end of your cut cigar, and after lighting, do not use inhalation, but use your mouth to blow out all harmful components in the cigar. You may need to repeat this process three or four times to ensure no bitterness is left on the cigar.

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