Smoking cigars is not a habit that is suited for everybody. For starters, it is definitely not for people opposed to smoking, or who are pregnant, or who spend all their time next to children. It is also not for those who can not make ends meet at the end of the month or who never have free time to enjoy life. And of course smoking cigars are not acceptable for small 5 minute breaks or to calm down when in extreme stress. In that case, you are much better off smoking regular cigarettes.
Smoking cigars is rather for those people who enjoy life and believe in special moments. It is also somewhat an indicator of class, as it is a more expensive habit than smoking, and it requires some knowledge of cigars. A real cigar smoker develops a specific taste for a flavor of cigar and could identify it with his or her eyes closes. It is also important to know the terminology used, and being able to understand the difference between wrapper and filler, between and Oscuro and a Maduro, and between American Selection and English Selection.
Smoking cigar also means learning how to take care of your cigars. Cigars have to be properly stored to keep them in good conditions. Otherwise they will only burn without giving any flavor to the smoker. In addition, good cigars, like good wine, tend to age with time. This is not as easy as it sounds, there are several conditions that are needed in order to make cigars age, and not just merely keep them in smoking condition. The main factors that have to be considered when storing cigars are temperature, humidity, light, and ventilation.
In addition, smoking cigars is not a habit for every pocket. With decent cigars costing 5 to 20 a piece, smoking cigars can become easily expensive if you do not pay attention to the quantity of cigars you smoke on a regular basis.
On the other hand, smoking cigars has also been a way that the rich and wealthy use to show their financial status. Many brands have dedicated themselves to this market, and most of them dedicate at least one of their products to the wealthy, with prices per cigar that are prohibited to the average person. The money some of these people spend on smoking cigars could easily buy a car or pay somebodys monthly salary.
So, in the end smoking cigars is a habit that can express a lot of things. However, the main reason why you should smoke cigars is because of their flavor.