Hey, I’m Tommy Zman and I’m here for
Famous Smoke Shop and I’m an Editor- at-Large at Cigar Advisor Magazine – and
guys we get questions – we get lots of questions. There are no bad questions.
questions. We love to answer ’em and I got one from Billy
in the Bronx who sent an e-mail. He’s from the Bronx, yo. He said,
“Yo Zman… Well, that’s how I figured he would sound… But he asked
me about the meditative and relaxing effects of cigars. He says he’s heard this.
Is it true? Why? You, know.. Explain it to me,” he said.
“Meditation, relaxing. Why? What happens? Well I could tell you that cigar smoking is
a ritual, you know, and rituals cause you to feel certain things. And there
are certain rituals you go through when you actually meditate. I’m I’m no guru, but I know this. When you
meditate… You sit down in the same position, you turn the lights down, maybe you
play music or light incense – now all that stuff is ritual. So, when you
start doing a ritual, your brain instantly says, says, “Calm down. This is what you do
when you calm down. ” And it’s the same with a cigar. At the end of a
long day, you know, it may be a stressful day, you come home, you take your cigar,
you go in the backyard, you cut, you light, you take that first puff, you smell
that delicious sweet aroma of the smoke.. I t’s totally meditative. It’s a total ritual and it’s
just wonderful. Cigars really do relax you; it tells your brain – it’s time
to relax. You don’t smoke cigars when you’re running around like a psycho when
you’re angry, angry, when you’re upset nobody smoke cigars at funerals. They smoke
at weddings and when babies are born I t’s celebratory, it’s relaxing, and the
benefits of relaxation – well I’ve read and I’ve actually done articles
on this and done research where there are many doctors – now, this is not a medical opinion;
this is what I’ve read – that many doctors believe that the benefits,
the relaxation benefits of smoking a cigar far outweighs any types of physical
damage or dangers that, you know, people have concerns about smoking or tobacco
– they feel it far outweighs it if it’s done in moderation.
that’s the whole deal. It is meditative I t is relaxing. There is almost science
behind it, basically, if you think about it. I don’t mean to get complicated on here,
here, but I don’t think it is Just light up and watch your brain
just unwind, and you relax, and you sink back into your chair, you might have
a drink, you might be with friends… There is nothing better, right? At the end
of a stressful day to calm yourself down with a great cigar. So, the next
time your wife gives you crap that you’re smoking and it stinks. You say,
Hey! Leave me alone! I’m meditating out here! All right? I’m Tommy Zman
for Famous Smoke Shop and Cigar Advisor Magazine. I will see you next time.