Guess What Nicole Lapin Has In Common With Fidel Castro?

Nicole Lapin

Nicole Lapin, CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange anchor, was featured in Cigar Aficionado Magazine this month — and now she confesses her love of cigars to CNBC’s Net Net.

Cigar smoking is on the rise for women in the U.S., writes Lapin: “Today, cigars don’t signify the same male-bonding machismo.”

But, I must say, Europeans are much more laissez-faire about the whole thing. Living in Paris, I used to get asked if I wanted a cigar at lunch. Mais, oui!

I haven’t been to The World Economic Forum in Davos, but I’m hearing the same thing from my female colleagues out of there this week.

What happens in these smoky lounges isn’t a secret—it’s just nostalgia, camaraderie and finding idiosyncratic common ground.

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Tagged In

cnbc thewire-us tv