The TOBACCONIST UNIVERSITY® Academic Curriculum (TUAC) is the most extensive educational tool available to consumers of luxury tobacco and professional Tobacconists. TUAC is absolutely free to any individual serious and passionate enough to study it. The academic curriculum is organized into the following specialized colleges:
The TOBACCONIST UNIVERSITY® Academic Curriculum is designed to be an open-source document, created by the greatest minds and resources in our industry. Hundreds of years of Tobacconist experience, manufacturer information, and expert advice have been used to compile and create the TOBACCONIST UNIVERSITY® Colleges. In addition to the core curriculum, individual cigar makers and experts provide first person accounts, essays, and case studies throughout the course for an advanced and value-added educational experience. Since the majority of premium tobacco knowledge is passed on through oral traditions, it is imperative to use these great living resources to animate and enhance the course. Cigar and pipe making, in particular, cannot be understood on a purely academic or intellectual level; this knowledge can only be bestowed by those who have lived it.
Our primary objective is to provide the most substantive information available while dispelling rumor, speculation, lies, and mythology. There is ample magic and wonder in the practical realities of growing great tobacco. We dismiss the notions that Cuban virgins roll cigars on their thighs, cigar cutters sharpen themselves, that Cuban cigars are the “Best”, Spanish cedar is necessary to store cigars, and many more.
We are committed to enhancing your enjoyment of luxury tobacco through enlightenment, not marketing misconceptions. TOBACCONIST UNIVERSITY® believes that a well-educated consumer is the best customer.