The Quality of a Cigar
A cigar is a tube-shaped tobacco product made from tightly rolled, cured leaves and wrapped in a wrapper. It contains nicotine and other chemicals that may be harmful to both smokers and non-smokers.
Cigars are a safer option for those who aren’t smoking cigarettes, which contain many chemicals that can cause cancer and other health problems. These include nicotine, which can lead to addiction and increased risk of heart disease and other health problems, as well as a variety of other harmful chemicals that can affect the lungs and other parts of the body.
The quality of a cigar is a result of several factors, including the type of tobacco it uses and the amount of time it takes to age and ferment for maximum flavor, strength, aroma and taste. Unlike cigarettes, which are produced in factories using thousands of different additives and chemicals, cigars are hand-made with only whole-leaf tobaccos from the highest quality fields.
Some types of tobacco are better than others for cigars, and the best crops will be consistently higher in quality. The quality of tobacco is also a function of the climate and soil in which it was grown.
The most expensive leaves used in premium cigars must be strong, elastic, silky and flavorful. They also must be able to burn well and have an attractive appearance. The binder leaf, which is a longer-filler tobacco used to hold the filler and wrapper together and to bind the cigar, must be of excellent quality and have pleasant aroma and taste.