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.
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