Melanie Cantelmo, she is married with 4 beautiful children and 2 dogs. Her husband has been in the cigar industry for 6 plus years. She joined her husband in the industry almost 2 years ago to help with social media, marketing and events. She also run social media for Cigar King in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has been smoking cigars for 2 years and loves trying all sorts of cigars. She prefers a medium bodied cigar with lots of flavor! You can follow me on Instagram – @FTB.Melanie or http://ftbmelanie.com
when did you start to smoke cigar?
I started smoking cigars about 2 years ago.
why did you start to smoke cigar?
I started smoking cigars to grow closer to my husband, Anthony. Anthony has been smoking cigars since he was 18, he worked at cigar shops and was a representative for a few cigar companies. I noticed that we were growing apart with his busy schedule, so I decided to start smoking cigars to spend more time with him.
how many cigars do you smoke during the day?
If I am working, I will smoke 2-3 cigars. If I have a day off from work, I will usually only smoke 1 cigar.
which is the best place you have smoked a cigar?
I enjoy smoking on my back patio or front porch. It’s nice, quiet, and relaxing.
what do you use to cut the cigar?
I love my punch from Jetline, it fits right on my key chain and also has a lighter tool with it. Sometimes I will use my Xikar cutter for a straight cut. It all depends on the cigar and the mood I am in.
how do you feel while you are smoking?
Smoking cigars is a nice relaxing activity. I love to sit, smoke a cigar, enjoy the flavors and just relax.
when do you light your first cigar of the day?
It depends on the day, if I am working I will usually smoke with my first client of the day. If I am at home with the kids, I usually don’t smoke until the kids are taking a nap or they are in bed.
what is the cigar for you?
A cigar is a moment where time has flown down. I enjoy sitting alone and having a few moments to reflect on my day. Cigars are also a great way to connect with people and create a community.
Thank you very much Melanie, good ashes.