How Not to Offend Non-Cigar Smokers

Smoking in Public

As a general rule, smoke wherever you can, as long as by doing so you won’t cause offence to any other people. You should consider that many people do not enjoy smelling cigar smoke, especially in restaurants. It can be difficult to find cigar-friendly establishments these days, but if you look around, you are sure to find some.

Try to be as courteous as possible when lighting up. You should also take note of the company you are in before you decide to just light up and puff away. Perhaps ask the people you are with if they mind you smoking. Cigar smoke is dense and clingy with a strong aroma that can be difficult to remove, and asking is the polite thing to do.

At the Table

It’s always nice to have a cigar after a meal, but again, make sure you are always aware of the people around you. Don’t light your cigar until everybody has finished eating because tobacco and food do not go well together, and you don’t want to offend your dining companions! When everybody is finished, and provided you are sitting in the smoking section of the restaurant, it is perfectly acceptable to smoke.