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Emulate Cigar Aficionados in History

  12/10/2015 at 17:27 pm

Cigars aren’t only great to smoke and if you do—you’re in great company. Seriously, some impressive people have been bro’s of the leaf. As you contemplate the new year, think of emulating these guys.

Here are our favorites.

Winston Churchill. He not only told the world that his country would fight on the beaches and never surrender during World War II, he had some pithy words to say about cigars as well. When he had dinner with Saudi Arabia’s king, who forbade smoking or drinking in his presence, he said: “my rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.” True to his word, Churchill is said to have smoked up to 10 cigars a day—so many that they became known as “Churchills” for a brief time.

Milton Berle. Milton Berle was one of the early comedians of television. His show was wildly popular during the golden age of television in the 1950s, leading to him being dubbed “Mr. Television.” He was a great cigar smoker, and is said to have given Marilyn Monroe a gift of small cigars so that she would switch from cigarettes.

Jack Nicholson. The star of A Few Good Men did switch from cigarettes, and realized his golf game was better with cigars. He used to be seen with a stogie courtside at Lakers games, but once California banned smoking, he had to go outside to smoke—and does.

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