Tag Archives: smoking

The History of Wooden Pipes

Wooden pipe with tobacco

Pipe smoking is an iconic symbol of our heritage, an act that has characterised politicians, actors and authors alike. Some of the most prominent names in British and world history have been known to indulge in a bowl of tobacco from their favourite pipe.

Cigar Smoking World Championship

For months, cigar lovers have been puffing away around the world to win themselves the chance to compete in the ultimate smoking showdown; the Cigar Smoking World Championship. Qualifying rounds have taken place everywhere from Canada to Thailand, in preparation for the grand finale which is being held later this year in Split, Croatia between […]

Cigar and Pipe Smoking Cartoon Characters

While you may think that the child-targeted animations and cartoons produced by the likes of Disney would not be displaying characters smoking on screen, there have actually been a wide number of animated faces from both film and TV to light up on screen. We take a look at just a few of the cigar […]

Cigar Questions Answered: Do You Remove the Cigar’s Band Before Smoking?

Cigar bands

A very commonly asked question when it comes to smoking cigars is: should I remove the band when I go to smoke it? Ultimately, this decision is up to you. Some choose to smoke keeping it on, whereas others remove it. We look at the arguments behind all of the options!

How to Smoke a Cigar in Winter

A man in winter looking for the best cigar lighter

When it gets frosty out, there’s nothing better than a rich smoke to help warm you up. But for many of us, smoking inside is unfortunately not an option. So, what do you do when the weather turns colder? We give you some top tips on how to survive the winter  

A Gentleman’s Christmas: Best Pipes for Christmas

A twig of frosty berries

Christmas lights are starting to brighten up the dark skies, and our hats and scarves are out for good; the festive period has officially begun! In this chilly weather there isn’t much we enjoy more than cosying up by the fire with our favourite pipe, so why not gift one to your favourite people? You […]

The History of the Clay Pipe

A selection of clay pipe parts

When Sir Walter Raleigh introduced tobacco to the people of Tudor England all the way back in the 16th-century, a whole new industry was born; clay pipe making. They’re a far cry from the pipes we know and love now, but their history has paved the way for our tobacco smoking staple.