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Cuba began the preparations for the next tobacco harvest in the western province of Pinar del Río, the largest producer and supplier of the aromatic leaf for making the island’s most famous cigar brands. Read more

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Tobacco producers are striving to make up for the damage caused by heavy rains and floods as a consequence of tropical storm Alberto. Read more

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State-owned Tabacuba business group reported a favorable harvest as all cigar companies in the country fulfilled the plantation process. Read more

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Cuba will be increasing its tobacco growing areas by 2,000 hectares. Read more

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Cuba’s tobacco farmers are finally seeing a bumper crop after two bad years that coincided with a boom in demand set off by a surge of tourists and looser US regulations on cigar-buying. Read more

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Aficionados have a real and strong passion for the best-known production of these countries and might have recurrent dreams about them, but how many actually visit the birthplaces of their favourite cigars? Read more

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Cuba: Myth and Mirage?

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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. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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