Cuban cigars are still going strong. The country sold about 160 million
last year in a $350 million business exporting cigars to Asia and Europe. The total was in line with recent
years’ sales. The world market for premium cigars is about 400 million, half of which are sold in the United
States although Cuban cigars can not be legally sold here. I wonder how many counterfeit Cubans were sold in the U.S.
last year and what the numbers would be if Cuban cigars could be sold here.
[vintage poster via Havana Mike