When you are practicing blowing smoke rings, you’re going to want to use cigars that have tightly packed tobacco. In most cases, you will find that the cigars have tobacco packed perfectly for blowing smoke rings.
When you are ready with your tightly packed cigar, light it with your butane lighter, making sure that the entire end is lit properly so that you can take a drag more easily. When the end is lit, and after you have taken a few puffs to ensure that the smoke flows freely, you will want to take a large drag. Hold the smoke in your mouth at the top of your throat – you don’t want to inhale (also called a “partial inhale”). This part takes some getting used to, so don’t be surprised if you cough the first few tries.
With the smoke at the top of your throat, you want to push your tongue down toward your bottom lip. Then, form your mouth into the shape of an “O”, as though you were going to sing “ooh”, and not “oh”. Make sure that you keep the shape as wide as possible for when you start to push the smoke. Try to stay comfortable and don’t stress too much (easier said than done, I know). Next, start pushing the smoke forward in short puffs and silently say “uh” with your mouth. Do not use your vocal chords, take a breath or move too much (sounds easy, right?). When the smoke escapes from your mouth, you will find that it forms smoke rings. You might look a little ridiculous but isn’t it the same thing when you’re trying to whistle? Okay, maybe you should practice alone first until you get this down.
Blowing smoke rings takes some practice and a bit of technique as well, but like a lot of things, it’ll just all of the sudden – click. Of course mastering this skill will take some time, but the effect is worth the effort if you are already a smoker. It makes for a great party trick when your friends are over and most of the time, it’s just hard to know where to start. Now that you have some tips on how to blow smoke rings with your tasty cigar, start practicing!How to Blow Smoke Rings by David Sabot