I am 17, and I am really interested in cigars. It is not due to peer pressure or because I have seen others do it. None of my immediate family smokes cigars, and neither do any of my friends. My father smokes cigarettes, which I would never touch, but I love everything about cigars. The atmosphere associated with it, the aroma (amazing!), and the taste. Yes, I have tried cigars before, but I by no means have the knowledge to discuss them. I understand the health risks, and I have read many studies from legitimate AND questionable sources, but all seem to come to the same conclusions.
I think of myself as a responsible young adult. Of course I do and try things associated with being a teenager, but I do so in the most responsible and safe way possible, I do have a set of morals and a set of limits which I adhere to strictly. I am thought of as the "father figure" in my circle of friends(in the best way possible =P). But I also believe I am mature enough to make a decision like this on my own.
So my question, the legal age to buy tobacco aside, when did you begin smoking cigars? Do you think there is a minimum age someone must be to be able to hand them a cigar? For the fathers, what do you think of your hobby, and is it something you would pass on to your son/daughter should they want to try it? How old would they have to be to try it. Of course, this is a question of opinion, not set in stone rule.