A fair few world leaders also loved to light up, including Winston Churchill and Fidel Castro, and we all know what Clinton did with his Cohiba. Despite smoking bans and a society better educated on health issues, men (and some women) still enjoy the flavours and sensations of a well made cigar.
And if you're looking for one, you should head to the Pacific Cigar Company, the tobacco temple created by Hong Kong's own Sir David Tang. The Pacific Cigar Company has an extensive range of premium Cuban cigars, including everything from a petite Mareva or Laguito No. 3, right through to a robust Piramide, which takes an hour of chuffing to get through.
They also have a first class range of ash trays and cigar lighters, chic cigar divans scattered across the city and for true aficionados, the exclusive P&L Club, where you can meet other cigar lovers from across the region at dinners and networking events.
Who said smoking was anti-social?
The Pacific Cigar Company
21/F, Guangdong Investment Tower, 148 Connaught Road Central
Tel: 2528 3966