No Matter What, There’s Always My Cigar, by Tommy Zman

Whatever happens or comes my way during the day, no matter what goes wrong, no matter who pees in my Cheerios or rains on my proud little Polish parade… there is ALWAYS my cigar.

If you’re reading this blog, then I have to make the logical assumption that you do indeed enjoy the premium-aged, hand rolled tobacco products of Latin America. And if you love your Honduran, Dominican, and Nicaraguan sticks like I do, then you’re well aware of the powerful, soothing, and intoxicating effects that a well-timed, flavorful smoke can provide.

Who am I kidding, “well-timed”… ANY place or ANY time is the exact RIGHT TIME to light up a La Flor Dominicana or La Aurora 107! Well, maybe not in school, at church, or in the gym, but you know what I’m talking about. After a long, arduous day of slaving in the salt mines, you plop yourself into your favorite and most comfortable spot and torch up a great cigar (because as the saying goes, ANY cigar you’re smoking at that moment is a great cigar.) You lean into your chair, crank your head back while gazing at the heavens and release a big old swirling cloud of satisfying smoke, and man, you are officially living large at that moment in time.

Felt it was a good time to share one of my favorite quotes from Thomas Mann, German novelist, Nobel Prize laureate, social critic, philanthropist, and true Brother of the Leaf… “I never can understand how anyone can not smoke – it deprives a man of the best part of life. With a good cigar in his mouth a man is perfectly safe, nothing can touch him, literally.” We agree whole-heartedly, Sir Thomas.

A good cigar really is the ultimate escape from the monotonies and curve balls that life throws your way on a daily basis and I know that most of us will use ANY excuse imaginable to find time for a smoke. “Yeah, honey, I had this, you know, this thing going on all day today and I really need to savor a CAO at the moment.” Trust me guys, my wife has heard it all and she doesn’t even try to stop me when she knows I really need one – which is as I said, just about any time imaginable.

If I sound like a junkie, well, yeah, I am… I’m a junkie for relaxing, slowing my heart rate, lowering my blood pressure and calming my nerves… I’m a junkie for feeling invigorated, mentally, physically, and even spiritually. A good cigar touches a person on all levels and there are many physicians who have publicly stated that the relaxation benefits of cigar smoking FAR outweighs the possibility of any kind of physical dangers or disease.  In fact, I can’t tell you how many doctors, surgeons and dentists I know personally that smoke cigars on a regular basis. They know that it’s without question, good for what ails you.

So go ahead, I give you permission to kick back, torch up a torpedo and completely forget about what went wrong, who was a jackass, and what was annoying, as it doesn’t really matter – because there is ALWAYS your cigar, and for that brief moment in time, life is truly special.

I urge you to PLEASE SUPPORT Cigar Rights of America as they continue to deal with congress, the senate, and all US legislators who need to be made aware that our cigars are the best friends we know of and we will fight like hell to keep them in our lives! >>

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