10 a day = $50 average of a $5 stick.....$350 a week......that's over $18,000 a year......credibility becomes an issue here....I'd have to have certifiable proof that one can sustain 10 per day for 30 years.I smoke in the older Subaru I have for winter/larger purchase hauling and when I have an errand day it always surprises me how much time I have to smoke.
Steve has the ability to smoke without a budget or time constraints (adult kids/ it’s his career)... that is an awesome and dangerous combination
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Agreed, In most situations. But per the @Rupe quote if he says he does it, owns a successful cigar company, and at least half of the 10 smokes a day aren’t ones he pays for (directly).... maybe the man smokes 10 cigars10 a day = $50 average of a $5 stick.....$350 a week......that's over $18,000 a year......credibility becomes an issue here....I'd have to have certifiable proof that one can sustain 10 per day for 30 years.
Yea, maybe a little BS. But, he probably tosses alot of half smoked sticks.I gotta call BS on this......now maybe Steve has cigars around him all day just as I do but that don't mean I smoke them down to the nub......if one smokes that many cigars a day for years he'll lose his sense of taste and his tongue will turn into a razor strap. Consistently smoking cigars all day long is not possible .....Urban legend at best......and maybe there's a few FOG's who can smoke 10 a day off and on...but for 30 years.......c'monnnnnnnnn.
Yeah I heard it straight from him in a YouTube podcast the other day which lead me to posting this. There’s some great interviews with him on YT. He’s entertaining to listen to for sure. Shot down some long held cigar beliefs and some history I hadn’t heard before. I download them sometimes and listen while going for walks or hikes.Just like @Cigary43 I was sceptical when first I saw this topic. I have heard that Churchill smoked “up to 10 cigars a day” but have never heard this said about Saka so I googled it. Sure enough, he made this statement in a Cigar Press interview. https://www.cigarpress.com/steve-saka-interview-dunbarton-tobacco-trust/
Saka- “I smoke an awful lot of cigars, most days 10, and this has been the case for multiple decades. I do tend to favor my own blends because they are always made to suit my own personal palate, so the bulk of the smoking is one of my own ligas and that really depends on my mood; very rarely does a day go by where I don’t smoke at least one Mi Querida, Sobremesa, Sin Compromiso and a Muestra de Saka. That being said, I also make it a point to smoke at least one or two cigars from other makers each day out of personal curiosity. I remain a cigar geek at heart”
10 cigars a day is absolutely doable, and fairly easy when you work in the industry.
I used to manage a b&m, and now I work for CI in the main offices. I generally cap my cigar intake at 3 a day, but sometimes go 5+. Pipes are fair game, and I usually have 8-10 pipe bowls a day in addition to the cigars.
Easy to get to ten in a day when you work in a smoke-friendly establishment 9 hours a day and smoke in your home and car, and my palate has always been really good at bouncing back to neutral real fast. I've always said I have an elastic palate
It's true, though, that there's a big difference between smoking and finishing a cigar.