The seventh annual Midwest Cigar Summit brought together brothers of the leaf last week to discuss the legislative climate, the future of the cigar culture and, of course, the unique activity they all have in common. In all, approximately 400 people were expected to attend at least at some point during the two-day event.
Cigar smokers at the summit represented the entire spectrum, from “wedding and baby smokers” (e.g., those who smoke only on special occasions) to those who regularly cut and light. For the novices, the event offered a chance to learn more:
“It’s a way for them to come and try a few cigars,” [Lucas] Woith [the summit’s executive director] said. “Some people get a little intimidated by going into a cigar store if they don’t know what they’re looking for. We have vendors that are more than willing to talk to them about the cigars and find out what cigar would be a good fit for them.”