CigarPass is open to all who wish to join, and is a self moderated cigar community. This means that we do not have moderators, and everyone is responsible for their own actions. It does not mean a single person or group of persons has the right to dictate as they see fit. No one person is above the rules; everyone is to abide by the below rules, no matter how long you have been a member.

We will continue to modify/remove/add rules as necessary. We don’t delete threads, cover up content, scramble passwords, etc. We do expect everyone to act like adults and respect our rules and this community.

Those who have a negative past (ie: scammed member on another forum, wasn’t fair with previous dealings, etc), are not allowed to participate at CP. We don’t believe in starting known scammers with a “clean slate”.

Please abide by the following rules

Use our Search Feature

Always use the search feature in the forum prior to asking a question.  We have over a decade of cigar information, and chances are your question may have already been answered, sometimes numerous times.

Respect Others

Treat others with respect.  If someone failed to use search prior to asking a common question, posts a thread in the wrong forum, etc… please kindly point them in the right direction.  Ego’s have no place at Cigar Pass.

No Flaming

Absolutely no flaming or name calling.

Attempt to Resolve Issues Privately Before Going Public

Attempt to resolve conflict privately and away from the forum.  9 out of 10 times conflicts are easily managed, and commonly stem from a miscommunication or misunderstanding.  If all else fails, then you may go public.

No Baiting

Do not entice another member to engage in an argument.  This is known as “baiting”, and is not allowed.

Beware of Sensitive Topics

No discussion of “touchy” subjects.  This includes any topic where people have strong feelings, such as religion and politics.  Use your best judgement when posting a thread; if you think it could become heated, then best not to post it.

Act Responsible

Do not post defamatory, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing or obscene content in the forum.

Don’t Spam

No spamming.  This includes promoting another cigar forum or similar site.  If you join Cigar Pass with the intent to be a conributing member, and you own a cigar blog or retailer store, you may post a link in your signature.  We ask that you reciprocate with a link back to Cigar Pass.  Competing sites such as forums are strictly prohibited from being promoted on the Cigar Pass forums.

Use Proper Grammar

Always use proper grammar to the best of your ability.  Do not post in all caps or all lowercase as it’s difficult to read.

Keep Sales on CigarPass

Sales posted in the Buy / Sell / Trade forum must take place on Cigar Pass.  Links to sales hosted by other sites such as ebay, Craigslist, other cigar forums, etc is prohibited.  It is our intent to maintain a safe trading platform, and we can only do that if the sale takes place on Cigar Pass.  Links to cigar retailers is permitted.

Banning Policy

While it’s very rare someone is banned, a ban is handled on a case-by-case basis.


Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of Cigar Pass. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use Cigar Pass to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, or otherwise violate of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by Cigar Pass.