How to Fix a Cigar That is Difficult to Draw

Leave the first response September 14, 2009 / Posted in Cigar Smoking Tips

Hand rolled cigars are the favorite among many cigar smokers. You will be able to find a number of these cigars from various parts of the world, cigars that have incredible aromas and a great flavor. However, sometimes they can be difficult to draw on and hard to keep lit, even when lighting with good cigar lighters. It can sometimes feel as though you are puffing on a cigar that has something inside of it blocking the smoke. That is exactly what is happening in these cases. 

Sometimes, cigars are rolled too tightly. This doesn’t happen often, but there is a good chance that at some point you are going to find a cigar that is difficult to draw. Don’t worry and don’t discard the cigar. You can fix the problem, and it won’t take very much effort or much time. 

The first thing you are going to want to do is use your thumb and forefinger to feel along the cigar. Start at the cap of the cigar, the end that you put in your mouth, and feel along the cigar until you find a hard spot. This hard spot is bunched up tobacco that is causing the blockage. Light the cigar and try to draw on it while gently squeezing the hard spot. This should loosen the material so that you don’t have the blockage that is stopping the flow of smoke. 

If you still have a problem with drawing on the cigar, check for more of these blockages and repeat the above steps. Within no time, you should have a cigar that is free of blocks and easy to smoke. If the cigar goes out while you are doing this, simply relight it and continue working on the cigar. Remember to draw on the cigar as you try to loosen those blockages.

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