Adelina Drandeva

Adelina Drandeva

Hello, I am Adelina, the founder and CEO of Smoking Hub and one of its authors. I have over 10 years of experience in smoking various products, including cigars, cigarillos, cigarettes, hookah, and vaping. I enjoy tobacco products for the social and relaxing experience. Cigarillos are more of a once-a-day habit, while smoking hookah and cigars are for special me-time or social occasions where the right tobacco product is paired with a meal, drink, conversation, or all of the above. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to me at
Plasencia Ehtefal open box

The 2022 FIFA World Cup Cigar

One of our New World favorites, Plasencia Cigars, is releasing a limited-edition blend to coincide with this year’s FIFA World Cup. The cigar, named Ehtëfal, is being presented on November 19 in Doha, Qatar, the host city of the World…

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Do Cigars Give You a Buzz

Yes, cigars can give you a buzz because they contain a lot of nicotine. And that is responsible for the buzz you get when you smoke them. The buzz depends on the characteristics of the cigar and not only on…

the triple support cigar holding

How to Hold a Cigar

This may seem like a minor issue, but cigars are not to be trifled with. They burn and if you leave them unattended, they can start a fire. Holding a cigar properly is also a matter of etiquette and attitude.…

dry cigar

How to Tell If a Cigar is Dry

You can tell if a cigar is dry by rolling it between your fingers. If you hear a cracking sound, the cigar is very dry. Good cigars with the proper moisture level feel resilient and firm. If the surface of…

dry cigars

Can You Smoke a Dry Cigar

Technically, you can smoke a dried-out cigar. But in this case, you will look like an inexperienced aficionado, and the others will look at you as if you were a beginner. In short, you should not smoke dried-out cigars. Instead,…

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How to Choose and Select a Cigar

There are plenty of cigar brands on the market to choose from and it can sometimes be quite an overwhelming endeavor. Our goal is to eliminate your confusion, so you can be sure that you will choose the perfect cigar…

premium vs non-premium cigars

What is a Premium Cigar

Premium cigars are made entirely by hand and the manufacturing process and materials are natural. The flavor and color of Premium cigars result solely from curing and fermentation, and no other chemicals are used. Non-premium cigars, on the other hand,…