There’s no doubt that cigars of all shapes and sizes have experienced a tremendous increase in popularity over the last several years. This sudden resurgence has been seen in both men and women of all ages, demographics, and locations. So, what is it that has incited this new found love of the good old cigar? Let’s take a closer look.
The outdated perception that cigar smokers are nothing more than fat cat broker types has drastically changed. More and more people are interested in trying new cigars and learning more about cigars in general. Many believe that this is the case for several reasons.
One of the biggest reasons is the influx of cigar bars that opened up in the United States beginning in the 1990’s. People began thinking about smoking cigars in a social context, rather than smoking them alone at home. This socialization drew many new cigar enthusiasts into these establishments where they were able to connect with others who enjoy smoking cigars as well as discover new cigars that they enjoy.
After the influx of cigar bars, many luxury hotels also followed suite by opening cigar terraces for their guests. These grand terraces became a focal point for both average smokers and socialites alike. In turn, cigar lounges continued to open in both the United States, as well as in the U.K.
Today’s frenetic lifestyles also play a role in the cigar revival. A cigar break gives people an opportunity to kick back in the midst of a hectic day.
Many cigarette smokers have also converted to weekend cigar smokers. The ban on smoking and rising prices has been a deciding factor, and these people look at their weekend cigar as an occasional treat. Quite a few of these individuals simply dabble in cigars, but there is a growing number of people who become cigar afficionados.
What are some of the reasons you love smoking your Avanti cigars? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below!