Why Do Cigars Burn Unevenly?

Cigars burn unevenly for several reasons. If you do not light a cigar properly, it may burn unevenly. It’s very important to “toast” a cigar before you light it. This will insure an even burn.

Another reason for an uneven burn is the humidity of the cigar. If part of the cigar is dry and part moist, it will burn unevenly.

A windy day can also cause a cigar to burn unevenly. The wind will accelerate the burn area where the wind hits it.

Cigar construction can also affect the burn. If the filler is not bunched correctly, the cigar may burn unevenly.

A plugged cigar will cause an uneven burn because the draw will be uneven.

Why Do Cigars Make You Lightheaded?

Cigars and tobacco contain nicotine which can make you feel nauseous, dizzy and sweaty. These symptoms are caused by a overdose of nicotine from a strong cigar.

Nicotine is both a stimulant and relaxant. It is absorbed through the inner lining of your mouth from the cigar smoke. It then goes straight into your bloodstream.

Advice: Limit your exposure to cigar smoke until you have built up a tolerance for nicotine.

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Why Do Cigars Crack?

Cigars crack mostly because the wrapper leaf has dried out. Some cigar wrappers like the Cameroon wrapper are very thin and fragile and can dry out quickly if not stored correctly. Cigars can also crack if they are crushed or compressed on the sides like if you squeeze one.

If you have a cigar with a crack near the foot, you can cut the cracked section off so you can still smoke it. If the crack is in the middle or close to the cigar cap, then it is un-smokable.

Here is a cracked cigar where the crack ruined the cigar and now cannot be smoked. I had it replaced by the cigar retailer.