Cigars

Close-up of Cuban cigar smoking in someone's hand out in nature (Caption: Why Are Cuban Cigars Illegal In The U.S.?)

Why Are Cuban Cigars Illegal In The U.S.?

Smoking tobacco has long been part of Cuba’s history, with the tradition dating back to before Christopher Columbus arrived in the area!

Today, that tradition has evolved into Cuban cigars, which are famous the world over. The problem is, if you’re into smoking Cuban cigars and live in the US, you know that Cuban cigars are illegal.

So, why are Cuban cigars illegal? Good question! Let’s take a look at what to know about Cuban cigars and their legalities in the US.

Humidor and box of cigars

Best Humidor For Cigars: Small, Electric, Cabinet, Desktop, Large, For Beginners, And More

I returned home from a trip to Cuba in early 2017 with a bag full of Cuban cigars. Since I only smoke them on special occasions, I wouldn’t use them right away. So I put them in the pantry in a zip lock bag. That is, until I found out that was a big mistake. Why? Cigars need to be kept at a certain humidity level or they lose their flavor. So, how do you keep them at a proper, consistent level of humidity? Learn all about humidors, how they work, what to look for, and our top picks.

Cigars on table (caption: Cigar Of The Month Club Review)

Cigar Of The Month Club Review: Premium vs Rare Club vs The Competition

Do you feel like the cigars you choose are very hit or miss? Cigars vary widely in quality, tobacco blends, aroma, etc., making it hard to know what to look for. If you’d rather leave it to experts to choose your cigars, you may want to consider joining The Cigar of the Month Club. Is this club worth the money? And what does it deliver? We’ll give you the lowdown to help you decide.

A glass of whiskey on a table next to a lit cigar resting in an ashtray (caption: Best Cigar of the Month Club)

Best Cigar Subscription: Monthly Cigar Club Reviews

From cigar manufacturers based in Cuba and the Dominican Republic to Jamaica and the good old USA, there are so many truly excellent cigars and tobacco blends to discover. For a small cost, you can receive several premium cigars every month that are selected by experts. But with all the subscription services to choose from, who delivers the best smokes at the best price?

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