How to Hold a Cigar
Holding a cigar is not like holding a cigarette, though many attempt to hold them the same way. A cigar should not be held between your index and middle finger like a cigarette, instead hold it between your index finger and thumb.
The Cigar Band
Many have wondered if you should remove the band from the cigar before lighting it. It is really a personal choice to remove the band of the cigar, but do consider that in certain places it is considered rude to advertise the brand you’re smoking. If you decide to take off the band, wait until you have smoked the cigar for a few minutes. The heat will make the gum on the band less adhesive and easier to remove without tearing the delicate wrapper.