Friday, September 21, 2012

Cigar vs. Cigarette

Despite the fact that both cigars and cigarettes possess tobacco the main difference is that a cigar is wrapped in tobacco leaf, or any other material containing tobacco. But tobacco in cigarettes is wrapped in paper. Generally cigars are bigger and thicker than cigarettes, they last longer and posses more tobacco and of course costly. 

Tobacco and Nicotine Content 
One cigar can possess as much tobacco as a whole cigarette pack. Cigars generally have between 100 to 200 mg of nicotine each while a cigarettes about 10mg. 

 How to Smoke a Cigar and a Cigarette
 Before smoking a cigar, you should cut it appropriately by inserting the cigar into special cutter and cut it about 1/16 to 1/8 inch from the end. When lighting the cigar, hold it around the band with your fingers and place into your mouth. While puffing rotate the cigar without allowing it to touch the flame. Rotate it for at least 10 to 15 seconds. Cigarettes are easier to smoke, a single puff is usually enough to light a cigarette. The smoke is inhaled when smoking a cigarette.

The main difference is that when lighting a cigar, the smoke is not inhaled. Unlike cigarette smoke, you are able to enjoy the taste of a cigar smoke only in your mouth without taking it into your lungs.