Cigars and pipes both have both been around for a very long time but is there even a difference. People who smoke cigars sometimes also smoke pipes while people who smoke pipes will also smoke a cigar. Why is this and what is the difference in the types of tobacco in each of them?

Smoking a Cigar

Smoking a cigar is very easy and requires very little work to actually do. All you have to do to smoke a cigar is go buy a cigar, cut it, and smoke it. The cigar will then last you anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the cigar. Once you are done this is no other cleanup or maintenance required unlike smoking a pipe.

Smoking a Pipe

Smoking a pipe requires a little more effort and maintenance than smoking a cigar does. When smoking a pipe you have to own a pipe, tobacco, tobacco packer, and then finally you will be ready to smoke your pipe. After this you then have to clean out your pipe so it will be ready for the next time you want to smoke your pipe.

Difference In Tobacco

The tobaccos that go in cigars and pipes are quite different. There are also many different styles of tobacco used in cigars and pipes.

Cigar Tobacco

A cigar consists of binder, filler, and wrapper tobaccos that are in most cigars. Cigars are rolled up tobacco leaves that can come from many different areas. A few of these areas may include Cuba, Dominican Republic, and many other countries. The tobacco leaves are aged for years and then finally your cigar is ready to be made.

Pipe Tobacco

Tobacco that goes in a pipe has a different process than cigar tobacco. There are aromatic tobaccos which are sweet, and sugary that beginner pipe smokers normally enjoy. The other style is non-aromatic tobaccos are much more spicy and considered to be earthy. This comes from much more of an acquired taste which some may not like the first few times they smoke.

No matter what you are looking for a cigar or pipe, the perfect match can be found at Vitola Fine Cigars. Visit our website or give us a call at (205)991-3270 with any questions that you may have about cigars or pipes.