Join Kara and Monica as they sit down with their dear friends Cristal Lastra and Marilyn Scolaro and enjoy a cigar, wine, and chocolate pairing in celebration of Galentine’s Day!
Diamond Crown Classic | White Chocolate with Strawberry Balsamic Filling | Yes Way Rose
Diamond Crown Julius Caeser | Milk Chocolate with Caramel and Sea Salt | Belle Glos Pino Noir
Diamond Crown MAXIMUS | Dark Chocolate Infused with Local Tampa Bay Rum Coated in Raw Cocoa Powder | Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Diamond Crown Black Diamond | Dark Chocolate with French Cream Filling | Veuve Clicquot
Cigars and Health
Smoking a cigar can be both an exciting and relaxing experience. Cigars can be enjoyed by a wide range of people and are available in many different flavors. There are several factors that can affect the taste of a cigar, including the tobacco used, its country of origin, and the level of humidity in which it is stored.
The tobacco inside a cigar is made up of twisted leaves that are tightly wrapped around a larger leaf to hold it together. This makes a cigar a handmade product with unique strength, aroma, and flavor profiles that differ depending on the filler and binder leaves used.
Cigars are smaller in size than cigarettes and have a longer smoking time. A petite corona-sized cigar, for example, is 4 1/2 – 5 inches long and takes 25 minutes to smoke.
Compared to cigarettes, cigars are much more aromatic and offer more nicotine. They contain about 100mg of nicotine per cigar compared to 10mg for a cigarette.
Premium Cigars and Health
Although the toxic and carcinogenic components of cigars are the same as those found in cigarettes, there may be differences in the health effects of premium cigar use based on how frequently and how deeply cigar smokers inhale. Those who smoke more and longer or who inhale more deeply are at greater risk for diseases such as heart disease, lung cancer, head and neck cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and periodontal disease.
The risk of these diseases depends on the type and quantity of cigars smoked, their frequency and duration, and other factors such as tobacco use and alcohol consumption. In addition, racial and ethnic differences in health outcomes need to be explored in future studies.