Re: Let's talk about cigarillos, shall we?
My ride home from the office is 40 minutes. So 5 days a week it's a Petite, Single, or even double corona for the ride home. The Quorum, Alberto Fuente, and as I mentioned somewhere else here, a short Corribean Rum Runner. Most of these are 30-38 ring by x 3.5 - 4.5. Kinda similar to Chris' menu. But I break it up also with the occasional infused, Acid Blondie and CAO moontrance.
Since I quit a pack a day cigarettes, it's no fair tradeoff in my reasoning to smoke a $7 cigar daily. Or smoking thirty-five- cent cigarillos if going to smoke 20 a day and it's simply a filtered flavorerd cigarette to beat legislation by putting a brown wrapper on it and calling it a cigarillo .
Back to point, there are geniune, smaller versions of actual cigars out there. I tried Rum Runner "little treasures" and some "c note" small infused but It seems the Wrapper/binder/filler ratio gets offset when they "shrink" the cigar. And they are not smaller versions of their model, they totally taste different, and in my case, I indeed smoked the 5 pack, 10 pack or whatever, but I did not return.
Even that Outlaw or Swisher stuff is not for me. I need a 30 ring 3 inch for the quick smoke, by quick I mean I need 1/2 hour. And the weekends in the afternoon I get a Churchill or similar and a drink and relax. Like Travis says.
Joey you say you don't want it to feel like an additiion. Heres' my 2 cents.
Cigarettes cost me $250 a month / cigars cost me under $100
Cigarettes I freebase nicotine / Cigars I do not inhale
Cigarettes I smoked 1 an hour / Cigars 1 a day. And the dailys are small.
Cigarettes tell you when you must smoke. / Cigars I am in control
Cigarettes you can smoke one simply taking out the trash. Cigars you do not have time.
So because of my experience, after 35 years of smoking cigarettes, I do not desire ever smoking a cigar with a filter, or smoking any cigar of any kind that is meant to be smoked in 5 minutes. Because to ME that would be a habit. Understand I am here to support everybody in this wonderful forum, go cigarillo if you wish. I also don't preach to smokers as well ( man I hated when ex smokers would do that ! ) So really, if you want a cigarillo have at it. As for me, when you talk about habitual use, I have to stay away from cigarillos. Just too close to something else in my past.
The topic says "let's talk about cigarillos" LOL so there you go ... I just did.