In Florida, where there is a large population of Hispanics and Latinos, cigar stores, cigar lounges, and bars are popular. In Broward County where I live, I can see a lot of them. When I first moved to Florida, I stayed at a condominium in Young Circle in downtown Hollywood near the restaurant row. There I saw a number of cigar lounges. I do not smoke and I do not like the smell of cigarette but sometimes when I pass along a cigar lounge, the aromatic smell coming from the place brings back good old memories of my hometown in Negros Occidental in the Philippines. Growing up in the early 70's, I remember the elderly men smoking cigars kept in those brown wooden boxes. It is amazing that in this day and age, those fat cigars that I saw when I was a girl are still around. However, there are also the slimmer ones like the Black and Mild cigars.
A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man
as a good cry to a woman.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton