I'm not gonna vote here, because i like cigars, but not everytime i have a dram and vice versa. Also on a tasting, like you obviously i prefer the room to be smoke free, although i dont really mind cigarettesmoke. With a sherry monster on CS i just have to have a cigar at hand, but with a peatmonster i rather dont. However i would never be so selfish (and stupid) as to light up a cigar on a tasting, and even more if i see someone else doing it the tasting is nearly ruined for me.
on the other hand, no spirit matches a cigar as well as malt.
You are right though, if you dont smoke them yourselfes, cigars stink, i hated the smell too before i smoked them and no doubt there were some people in the club that hated it if i smoke a cigar and they have a dram. but i can assure you if anyone comments on it i will put it out without a problem. So far nobody has but they might be just polite. Then again, they sell cigars at the club... so what do you expect.