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Commentary: Cigar Goals for the New Year

8 Jan 2013

I don’t generally make New Year’s resolutions for the simple reason that I know that I, like most people, won’t keep them. But thinking about cigars has tempted me to come up with a few goals for 2013.2013

Keeping the list short and approaching it this way will, I believe, increase my chance of success. And if I don’t succeed in crossing the goal, perhaps I can at least get in the Red Zone. Here they are:

1. Concentrate more on the cigar I’m smoking. This should be easy, but because cigars are such a wonderful accompaniment to so many pleasant activities (reading, conversing, watching or listening to sports, just to name a few) I often multi-task to what is undoubtedly a loss of attention to the cigar. Right now, for example, I’m smoking a lovely Fuente Sun Grown Double Chateau while typing.

2. Check out more limited editions. These are proliferating and are adding many terrific smokes to the shelves. Unfortunately, they aren’t always easy to find. So, I’m going to try to search harder. They are a great opportunity to sample some standout cigars, even though it may be a one-time thing.

3. Smoke more mild and medium strength cigars. I seem to invariably gravitate to powerhouse sticks, which I enjoy. But when I do light up a top-notch cigar that’s less potent, I almost always relish the experience. So, I need to remind myself that power isn’t the only path to pleasure.

What are your plans for the year? Let us know in the comments section (and be sure to vote in our question of the month). Perhaps you’ll inspire the rest of us.

George E

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Drew Estate

4 Responses to “Commentary: Cigar Goals for the New Year”

  1. Ashburn Dave Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    I need to smoke fewer cigars. I've been smoking 2-3 a day now for way too long. I've also not been buying online and instead dropping a few hundred a month at the various B&Ms. While it may not be a chemical addiction, it's certainly mental. This isn't sustainable.

  2. Swede214 Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    Smoking too many cigars will not be my problem this winter, I'm having to find some place warm to smoke even one a day. I'm in Il. this year, sadly to say, maybe next year I'll be back in Fl.

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