Author: Jeremy Smith

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Cohiba: The Story of
Castro’s Favorite Cigar

Though heads of state have sought out and smoked Cuban cigars throughout the centuries, the island’s revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro, is perhaps most closely linked with the coveted smoke. After taking power in 1959 until he gave up cigars 26 years later, Castro was rarely photographed without a cigar.

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Future of Cuban Cigars in U.S. Hinge on FDA

The fate of Cuban cigars in America and, indeed, all premium cigars in the U.S. is caught up in a political struggle over e-cigarettes and other forms of tobacco not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

As the industry awaits the FDA’s so-called “deeming” regulations, which we explained in-depth previously, a Congressional committee recently adopted a legislative provision that would ease the regulations’ impact on premium cigars, e-cigarettes, hookah tobacco and additional tobacco products.

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