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Cuban tobacco

Where the best cigars come from is a long-debated topic amongst cigar connoisseurs. Many swear by Cuban cigars as the gold standard. Others say that while they are of excellent quality, Cuban cigars are not necessarily the best. more

May 16, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Cuba: Myth and Mirage?

Norio Hattori photo

Cigar production in Cuba has had its ups and downs but the way Cuba grows tobacco and produces cigars hasn’t changed much compared to when before Fidel Castro came to power, except for the government controlling tobacco growing and cigar production. more

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features


From the Associate editor


Shining a light
on FDA's policies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been quite active in the tobacco industry these past few months… 

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