Siglo, the accessory company brand from Pacific Cigar Co. Ltd, is not well-known in the U.S., but it has one of the most interesting portfolios of cigar accessories. Unless you are at a Lamborghini dealership, the Siglo Chameleon is unlikely to blend in to most environments like the reptile it’s named after, but it is sure to raise some eyebrows.
It changes color. Yes, that’s right, it changes color.
What Are Cigars and How Do They Affect Your Health?
Cigars are hand-crafted from one piece of tobacco that is stuffed into a wrapper. Unlike cigarettes that have shredded leaves, steams, and byproducts wrapped in paper, cigars are made of whole, untreated tobacco leaf that is not only beautiful to look at but also delicious to smoke.
The best cigars are handmade blends from reputable manufacturers. You can find some great options from the likes of Drew Newman and E.P. Carrillo, both of which are devoted to their passion for Cuban culture and heritage.
They are made from sun-grown, pure, untreated tobacco and don’t use any chemicals to alter the flavor or appearance of the leaves. Then, they’re aged to dissipate any acidity in the leaf, allowing for the mellower more nuanced personality of the tobacco to shine through.
It’s important to remember that even though cigars are more natural and less harmful than cigarettes, they still contain nicotine and the cancer-causing compounds that come with it. They are still a form of addiction and they can be very dangerous for your health especially when used in conjunction with smoking cigarettes.
Despite their positive reputation, cigars have been linked to several serious health issues, such as cancer of the mouth, pharynx, and larynx. They are also a risk factor for heart disease, obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and periodontal disease.
The good news is that premium cigars have a low overall risk of developing any of these health problems, provided they’re used in moderation and not more often than cigarettes. But smokers must keep in mind that the amount of tobacco smoked, its frequency and intensity of inhalation, and other factors are key to determining health effects.