Originally Posted by rayver
I wasn't old enough to remember when cigars were around 12-15 years ago but just curious...was it as common to college students back then as hookah is now?
I'd say not quite but pretty common nonetheless. Cigars succeeded in the early '90s as no longer being associated with old men and a dieing pass time but instead as something hip and trendy with would be yuppie types and real professionals and even normal middle class people. The anti-tobacco lobby and changing trends torpedoed the cigar boom but because it is still an upscale product it is still thriving even the boom days a long gone.