When it comes to tobacco and cigars, there tends to be a lot of misconceptions about them. Here are 10 fun facts you probably don’t already know about cigars.

1. Retired professional basketball player, Michael Jordan, smokes cigars.

2. Cigars probably did not originate in Cuba, but Guatemala.

3. People have been smoking cigars for over a thousand years! A Mayan pot that archaeologists date back to the 10th century shows a Mayan man smoking a cigar.

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4. When Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, the Native Peoples he encountered in the Americas smoked twisted rolls of tobacco leaves bundled in dried palm or corn husks.

5. Winston Churchill avidly smoked cigars.

6. Cigars are known to reduce stress, and some psychiatrists recommend them to patients for this reason.

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7. Cigars supposedly help reduce risk for Parkinson’s disease.

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Cigars dominate the Hollywood screen. Clint Eastwood smokes a cigar in “A Fistful of Dollars,” Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Predator,” and Tony Montana in “Scarface,” just to name a few.

9. Cigar smoking can be sexually stimulating in the bedroom. Even Freud believed cigars had a sexual undertone.

10. Actors Bill Murray, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Nicholson, and Robert De Niro smoke cigars in their personal lives.

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