A cigar is a tobacco product intended for smoking. Cigars are cylindrical and can be as small as cigarettes, but are normally about 4 - 6 inches long and about 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch in diameter. Unlike the smoke produced by cigarettes, cigar smoke is not meant to be inhaled.
They are manufactured by rolling shredded tobacco filler into a tobacco leaf wrapper. The first cigars were rolled by hand, but most cigar makers now use machines for efficiency and quality control.
Cigars are normally manufactured in the tropics, including the Caribbean Islands, Central America, Brazil, Cameroon, and the South Pacific. The filler tobacco for cigars is usually grown in the Caribbean, while the tobacco for wrappers may be grown in Honduras, Ecuador, or Connecticut.