Cigar Advisor Publishes Instructional Piece on Cigar Lighting Techniques

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Cigar Advisor Magazine is a digital publication dedicated to providing cigar enthusiasts with entertaining and informative content. They've just published an addition to their instructional Cigars 101 series entitled "Touching Up Your Cigar: How And When To Do It" that provides tips on using a lighter to maintain a perfect burning cigar.

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Generally speaking, touching-up a cigar means burning-off the section of the cigar that's ceased burning. It's really a pretty simple procedure.

The all-new Cigar Advisor Magazine is an online cigar magazine that brings a fresh, irreverent, and down-to-earth perspective on all things cigars to thousands of smokers. In addition to educational cigar content and behind-the-scenes cigar industry articles from some of the business’s top names, Cigar Advisor delivers an array of content about a variety of topics of interest to people who enjoy the cigar lifestyle. The magazine also features cigar reviews and ratings submitted by real smokers. Cigar Advisor Magazine has published a new article in its Cigars 101 section. Entitled, “Touching-Up Your Cigar: How and When To Do It,” Executive Editor, Gary Korb, explains the trials and tribulations of dealing with cigars that need constant attention from your cigar lighter.

"Generally speaking, touching-up a cigar means burning-off the section of the cigar that's ceased burning," writes Korb. "It's really a pretty simple procedure."

Korb also points out that well-made cigars will usually correct themselves after going askew, which is why cigar smokers should wait a little while before applying a touch-up.

One of the reasons a cigar may burn on tilt can be traced back to how the cigar was made in the factory. "Sometimes the un-burnt section of the cigar is very black, and won't take to the flame very well," writes Korb. "Though it looks like charred tobacco, this black section may be a ligero leaf - the darkest and oiliest of filler tobaccos - that has worked its way over to one side during rolling."

Smoking a cigar should be a relaxing experience, not one in which you have to work. According to Korb, "A cigar that requires more than three touch-ups is probably not worth continuing to smoke." That said, it's up to the smoker to decide how much labor he or she is willing to put in. If the cigar tastes good enough, most cigar smokers will stick with it until they either give up or smoke it down to the nub.

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