Cigar Advisor Publishes Article on Christopher Columbus and Cigar History

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Cigar Advisor Magazine is a digital publication dedicated to providing cigar enthusiasts with entertaining and informative content. In honor of Columbus Day, their October 2013 issue features a piece on Christopher Columbus, focusing on his role in popularizing cigars in Europe.

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Christopher Columbus was giving the gift of tobacco, and brought the cigar smoking hobby back from Cuba

Columbus and his crew were the first to witness smoking, and brought it back to mainland Europe, where it was commercialized.

The all-new Cigar Advisor 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. CigarAdvisor magazine has just published a new article entitled, "The Second Monday in October." Written by CigarAdvisor Executive Editor Lou Tenney, the piece focuses on Christopher Columbus's voyages, the stories we're told about him, and his enduring legacy, especially in the world of premium cigars.

"I was always fascinated by the dichotomy of the myth surrounding Columbus," Tenney says of writing the piece. "In elementary school, you learn of a benevolent man and his crew who eventually found favor with Ferdinand and Isabella. Later, you learn that he directly or indirectly caused the massacre and subjugation of entire peoples throughout the New World, all in search of fame and fortune."

As Tenney notes in the article, "The truth is that Columbus was a complicated character, and the circumstances surrounding his voyages were equally complicated."

Of more pressing interest is Columbus's connection to tobacco. "It turns out that his crew were the first to witness smoking, and brought it back to mainland Europe, where it was commercialized," Tenney says of the article.

He continues, "You want irony? The guy who introduced tobacco was imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition for seven years. By the time he was released, smoking was all the rage!"

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