There are some people who enjoy smoking cigars. Perhaps they find cigars to be a great source of enjoyment in their lives. Nevertheless, if a person considers himself to be a courteous smoker, then he would have the common sense to know that not everyone enjoys the taste, much less the smell, of cigars. Indeed, even if the brand you smoke is one of those Dominican Republic cigars known for their exquisite taste and smell, it still pays to be careful not to offend others when you’re puffing away.
As the smoker, it would be hard for you to gauge the smell that your cigar is giving off probably because you’re too immune to the scent already. However, others perceive the smell differently. In addition, you should never forget that cigar smoke can leave its smell on clothing, furniture, and even walls! Hence, it’s imperative that you try to be a courteous cigar smoker.
How? Well, if you share your home with non-smokers, you need to find a well-ventilated area in your house where you can smoke comfortably. If you decide to smoke in your room or office, make sure there are windows there so you can let the smoke (and the smell) out. Moreover, if you go to a place where smoking is prohibited such as restaurants, bars, or hotels, abide by the rules. It wouldn’t hurt to put off your smoking for a couple more hours or at least until you have left the place. If you’re going to smoke in an area with other people, especially those who are non-smokers, as permission first before lighting up. If they agree, be considerate about it! Otherwise, step outside and smoke there. Never smoke if people around you are eating. You have no idea how secondhand smoke can ruin even the most scrumptious of dishes. Lastly, be mindful of where you dispose your ashes! Don’t forget that ashes can easily blow away, especially in lower quality cigars. Don’t litter with ashes, and be careful they don’t blow near anyone around you.