March 3rd Cigar Night

Posted By on February 25, 2009

I start this weeks post by saying that cigar smoking is good for you!  Now as unpopular as this will be with the smoke Nazi’s out there, I will stand behind this message that smoking a cigar is actually good for your health.  I realize that this goes against everything we hear  from the media regarding the evils of smoking and the deadly effects of ETS (environmental tobacco smoke, formally know as second hand smoke).  How can something we are taught to be so bad, really be good for us?  I know you’re wondering, go ahead and take a second to wonder.  Just what degree to I hold that gives me the authority to make this bold claim smack in the face of all conventional wisdom that we are going to die from even thinking about cigars?  None, I have no MD, PhD and I’m not down with OPP but I will guess that anyone doubting my claim does not either.

A good cigar makes you slow down, even stop to enjoy it.  The whole ritual of selecting the right smoke, making the perfect cut and then methodically toasting the foot allows the mind to calm as you repeat the same procedure you have done hundreds of times before in anticipation of that first draw.  The aroma of a freshly lit cigar can be so mentally relaxing that it relives all the stress and tension built up from a long day of work and the general difficulties of everyday life.  The simple process of slowing down to clear the mind allows us to view things with clarity so we can focus on the great things life has to offer.  The creative thoughts begin to flow and answers to questions once thought impossible begin to reveal themselves when we take time to re-energize our batteries.  There are physical benefits that result from reducing the stress in our lives also.  When you relax you lower blood pressure which helps reduce the rick of heart disease.  Nicotine helps with weight loss, improves memory, serves as a pain killer and is even used to reduce the symptoms of some obsessive-compulsive disorders due to it’s antianxiety effects.  All this because of a cigar?  YES!

Moderation of course is the key to all of this.  I’m not saying that smoking 15 cigars a day may not have some adverse effects on your health, or marriage for that matter, but I truly believe that the soothing effects of enjoying a cigar actually provide a positive part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  We’ve all heard the studies regarding the benefits of drinking wine and how it helps your heart, but drinking a box a day (box wines of course are the best) would tun you into Teddy Kennedy in no time.  The drunk part, not the car in the lake murderer part.  So enjoy in moderation knowing that a cigar is actually an intricate part of maintaining top notch mental health that can translate into improved physical health .  I would guess you will not see any employer adding this to their wellness program but we know the truth.

One of the best aspects for me has always been the company I keep while enjoying a cigar so please join me and the rest of The Brotherhood for Cigar Night on March 3rd at The Vault.  (The Vault is located at 127 N. Broadway, in DePere)  Consider it therapy to insure you live a long happy healthy life.  This is going to be a great event so make sure you do not miss out.  Mike and Aaron from Titletown Tobacco will be there offering some great deals on the Kristoff brand from Exclusive Cigars, a small boutique manufacturer known for using quality double and triple fermented tobaccos.  The guys will have the new Kristoff Ligero in both natural and maduro wrappers.  To sweeten the pot, for every cigar purchased you will get to enter a drawing for a sampler pack of 5, 3 or 2 cigars.  Each cigar you buy gets you closer to winning so stock up on some great smokes and maybe take a few freebies home!

If all of this isn’t enough to get you out on the 3rd, we will be introducing the new options available for club membership.  Your fearless leader along with much help from Rick and Alex have put together a number of membership packages loaded with more benefits than the recent stimulus plan.  Once we roll out the new program I will also update the website so you can check out all the details if you miss next week.  

It will be a great evening out with cigars from our friends at Titletown Tobacco, drinks and food at The Vault and of course spending time with your fellow Brothers of the the Leaf.  Let me once again say that cigar smoking is good for you.  I expect to see you all at The Vault on March 3rd as we undergo group therapy together.

The Cigar Soldier.

About the author

The Cigar Soldier is the founding father and President of The Brotherhood of the Leaf, an internet community of cigar enthusiasts and Northeast Wisconsin’s only true membership based cigar club. As the main writer for Cigar Night, his rants can sting, stir or inspire your emotions, as he leaves no topic of enjoying the cigar lifestyle off his hit list.


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