History of Cigars
A Taste of Cigar History
Cigar history from Christopher Columbus through Ybor City, the Cuban Trade Embargo, the Surgeon General's Health Warnings, and the cigar boom of the mid 1990's up until the public smoking bans of the mid 2000's.
Why Cuban Cigars Are Illegal In the United States
A brief history of the Cuban Trade Embargo, leading up to current efforts to ease the ban on Cuban cigars and other products in the U.S.
Buying Cigars with Fancy Bands and Unusual Names
Buying cigars and making selections is now mostly based on internet research and brand reputation as opposed to fancy bands, unusual names and other marketing and advertising methods of the past.
The History of Cigars, by DR Cigar
A concise and informative history of cigars, much better than some encyclopedias.
National Cigar Museum
Take a walk back into cigar history in the virtual National Cigar Museum. A very interesting experience.
History of Cigar Advertising
An interesting history of cigar advertising and marketing, dating back to the 1800's, and how it has changed (for the worse) since the 1950's.
History of the cigar, from the beginning to modern times. Touches on several milestones, including the Surgeon General's report in the 1960's.