Legal and Health Issues
Cuban Trade Embargo
Cuban cigars are not legal for United States citizens, even when traveling abroad.
Why Cuban Cigars Are Illegal in the U.S.
History and reasons why Cuban cigars are illegal in the U.S. Examination of the Cuban Trade Embargo and why it was enacted by President John Kennedy in 1962, as the result of Castro's 1959 revolution which seized property of private citizens.
Cigar Regulations Not All Bad
Cigar companies do not want to be regulated by the FDA, but not all regulations are bad for cigar consumers.
Health Benefits of Cigar Tobacco - Cigars and Medicine
Health benefits of cigar tobacco have included medicinal uses to treat many diseases throughout history, up to more recent studies showing that intravenous administration of nicotine to non-smoking Alzheimer's patients produced significant improvements in long-term recall and attention span.
Smoking Bans Limit Your Right to Smoke Cigars
New smoking bans are being enacted by local and state governments. Indoor and outdoor smoking bans are becoming more restrictive, and will eventually affect your right to smoke cigars in public.
Immediate Effects of Nicotine On Cigar Smokers
Immediate but temporary effects of nicotine contained in cigar smoke.
Cigars - Hobby, Habit, or Addiction
It is possible to be addicted to cigars, but not likely. Most cigar smokers are connoisseurs who enjoy cigars as a hobby, but some cigar smokers may have a habit of smoking cigars.
The Benifits of Tobacco
Medical and health benefits of tobacco and cigars explained by an expert in toxicology, Dr. Mitch Fadem, Phd.
Health Risks & Benefits of Smoking Cigars
Smoking tobacco can cause cancer, especially when inhaled on a daily basis. Cigar smokers should not inhale, and smoke no more than one or 2 cigars per week to minimize the health risks. There may also be health benefits to smoking cigars.
Chemicals in Cigar Smoke
Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents in cigar smoke identified by the FDA as reasons to regulate tobacco products including cigars are subject to interpretation. The FDA has requested comments from the public in the Federal Register.
Health Issues of Smoking Cigars According to the Government
The health risks of smoking cigars, per the National Cancer Institute.
Counterfeit Cigar Gallery
Not all counterfeit cigars are Cubans. Any expensive cigar can be a target. Cigar Aficionado magazine put together a nice gallery.