Lighting up do's and don'ts

You’ve likely never heard of even half of the many different do’s and don’t's when it comes to lighting up to smoke.

A particular subject that is often ignored or even scoffed by many smokers is what to use to create the flame.

Lighting is one of the most important rituals when it comes to smoking. Laced with folklore and protocol, the act can be confusing to some and a requirement to others.

Ever since man became influenced by fire it has been important to have the proper tools for creating a healthy flame.

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However, even if you don’t care much for etiquette, improper lighting can risk not only the flavor of your smoke but your own health. It’s important to choose your smoking accessories wisely.



When striking a match, wait until the sulphur has burned away before exposing the cigar to the flame. Otherwise, you may contaminate the cigar’s flavour.

Paper matches and paraffin candles feature their own mix of chemicals that will taint your smoke. While oil-fueled lighters including Zippos fuel is based on paraffin, which leaves a strong and unpleasant taste.

Butane on the other hand unlike traditional lighter fluid, is a relatively odourless chemical. While there are no additives to alter the flavor the temperatures at which it burns can.

A simple disposable lighter will get you lit but a wind resistant multi-headed torch lighter will make quick work of igniting all smoking products. Because of this many smokers prefer torch lighters as they create intense and concentrated flames that light products quickly.

What most do not know is this comes at the cost of flavor and experience.

The recipe for baking a cake calls for 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes, does that mean baking it at 1,050 degrees will get it cooked 3x as fast?


You end up with a charred brick vs. a golden brown cake.

This is what is happening to the terpenes, flavonoids, THC, and even CBD’s in your favorite smoking products.

What Next?

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