Cigar

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A cigar is a rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco leaves made to be smoked.wikipedia
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Tobacco

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A cigar is a rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco leaves made to be smoked.
Dried tobacco leaves are mainly used for smoking in cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and flavored shisha tobacco.

Smoking

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A cigar is a rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco leaves made to be smoked.
Other smoking implements include pipes, cigars, bidis, hookahs, and bongs.

Cigarette

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Towards the end of the 18th century and in the 19th century, cigar smoking was common, while cigarettes were still comparatively rare.
A cigarette is distinguished from a cigar by its usually smaller size, use of processed leaf, and paper wrapping, which is typically white.

Nicotine

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In time, Spanish and other European sailors adopted the practice of smoking rolls of leaves, as did the Conquistadors, and smoking primitive cigars spread to Spain and Portugal and eventually France, most probably through Jean Nicot, the French ambassador to Portugal, who gave his name to nicotine.
Other recreational nicotine products include chewing tobacco, cigars, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, snuff, pipe tobacco, and snus.

Vicente Martinez Ybor

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In 1869, Spanish cigar manufacturer Vicente Martinez Ybor moved his Principe de Gales (Prince of Wales) operations from the important cigar manufacturing center of Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida to escape the turmoil of the Ten Years' War.
Vicente Martinez-Ybor (7 September 1818 - 14 December 1896), was a Spanish entrepreneur who first became a noted industrialist and cigar manufacturer in Cuba, then Key West, and finally Tampa, Florida.

History of Ybor City

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In 1885, Ybor moved again, buying land near the then-small city of Tampa, Florida and building the largest cigar factory in the world at the time in the new company town of Ybor City.
Ybor City was founded as an independent town in 1885 by a group of cigar manufacturers led by Vicente Martinez-Ybor and was annexed by Tampa in 1887.

Tampa, Florida

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In 1885, Ybor moved again, buying land near the then-small city of Tampa, Florida and building the largest cigar factory in the world at the time in the new company town of Ybor City. Frank Llaneza, Chairman, Villazon & Co., Tampa, Florida, United States
In 1885, the Tampa Board of Trade enticed Vicente Martinez Ybor to move his cigar manufacturing operations to Tampa from Key West.

Humidor

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Once purchased, proper storage is typically in a specialized wooden humidor.
A humidor is a humidity-controlled box or room used primarily for storing cigars, cigarettes, or pipe tobacco.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group

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Scandinavian Tobacco Group produces cigars in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and the United States; it also makes pipe tobacco and fine cut tobacco.
Scandinavian Tobacco Group is a manufacturer of cigars and traditional pipe tobacco.

Altadis

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Altadis produces cigars in the United States, the Dominican Republic, and Honduras, and has a 50% stake in Corporación Habanos in Cuba.
Altadis was a multinational purveyor and manufacturer of cigarettes, tobacco and cigars.

Connecticut shade tobacco

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This reportedly resulted in the development of the renowned Connecticut Wrapper.
Connecticut shade tobacco is a tobacco grown under shade in the Connecticut River valley of the U.S. states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and southernmost Vermont, and is used primarily for binder and wrapper for premium cigars.

Cuban Americans

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Thousands of Cuban and Spanish tabaqueros came to the area from Key West, Cuba and New York to produce hundreds of millions of cigars annually.
Communities like Miami, Tampa, and Union City, which Cuban Americans have made their home, have experienced a profound cultural impact as a result, as seen in such aspects of their local culture as cuisine, fashion, music, entertainment and cigar-making.

Frank Llaneza

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Frank Anthony Llaneza (1920–2010) was a tobacco blender and former executive of Villazon & Co. who is regarded as a pioneer in the resurgence of the premium cigar industry at the end of the 20th Century.

Davidoff

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Zino Davidoff, Founder, Davidoff et Cie., Geneva, Switzerland Some famous cigar brands, such as Cohiba or Davidoff, also make cigarillos---Cohiba Mini and Davidoff Club Cigarillos, for example.
Davidoff is a Swiss premium brand of cigars, cigarettes and smoker’s accessories.

J. C. Newman Cigar Company

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J.C. Newman Cigar Company was established in 1895 and is the oldest family-owned premium cigar maker in the United States.

Cigar Aficionado

In 1992, Cigar Aficionado magazine created the "Cigar Hall of Fame" and recognized the following six individuals:
Cigar Aficionado is an American magazine that is dedicated to the world of cigars.

Blunt (cigar)

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Inexpensive, non-pure cigars are sold in convenience stores, gas stations, grocery stores, and pharmacies, mostly as self-serve items.
A blunt is a cigar which is wider than a cigarillo and not quite as wide as a Corona, generally equivalent to a petit corona while short panatellas are sometimes classified as mini-blunts . These cigars typically consist of two main parts; the inner leaf, which is similar to a cigarette rolling paper, except it is made of tobacco, and a thicker outer leaf which is rolled around the inner leaf in a spiral.

Tobacco industry

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Cigar Aficionado, launched in 1992, presents cigars as symbols of a successful lifestyle, and is a major conduit of advertisements that do not conform to the tobacco industry's voluntary advertisement restrictions since 1965, such as a restriction not to associate smoking with glamour.
More specifically, tobacco refers to any of various plants of the genus Nicotiana (especially N. tabacum) native to tropical America and widely cultivated for their leaves, which are dried and processed chiefly for smoking in pipes, cigarettes, and cigars; it is also cut to form chewing tobacco or ground to make snuff or dipping tobacco, as well as other less common preparations.

Cigar bar

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Premium cigars are sold in tobacconists, cigar bars, and other specialized establishments.
A cigar bar (or lounge) is an establishment that caters to patrons who smoke cigars.

Convenience store

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Inexpensive, non-pure cigars are sold in convenience stores, gas stations, grocery stores, and pharmacies, mostly as self-serve items.
cigarette papers, pipe tobacco, cigars and e-liquid for e-cigarettes).

United Cigar Stores

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Some cigar stores are part of chains, which have varied in size: in the U.S., United Cigar Stores was one of only three outstanding examples of national chains in the early 1920s, the others being A&P and Woolworth's.
United Cigar Stores was a chain of cigar stores in the United States that in its first quarter-century grew to nearly 3,000 shops.

Spanish Americans

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Thousands of Cuban and Spanish tabaqueros came to the area from Key West, Cuba and New York to produce hundreds of millions of cigars annually.
However, its combination of a good port, Henry Plant’s new railroad line, and humid climate attracted the attention of Vicente Martinez Ybor, a prominent Spanish-born cigar manufacturer; the neighborhood of Ybor City was named after him.

General Cigar Company

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General Cigar Company is one of the largest manufacturers of cigars in the world.

Arturo Fuente

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Arturo Fuente, a large cigar manufacturer based in the Dominican Republic, has also manufactured figurados in exotic shapes ranging from chili peppers to baseball bats and American footballs.
Arturo Fuente is a brand of cigar, founded by Arturo Fuente, Sr. in 1912 in West Tampa, Florida.

Cohiba (cigar brand)

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Some famous cigar brands, such as Cohiba or Davidoff, also make cigarillos---Cohiba Mini and Davidoff Club Cigarillos, for example.
Cohiba is a brand for two kinds of premium cigar, one produced in Cuba for Habanos S.A., the Cuban state-owned tobacco company, and the other produced in the Dominican Republic for US-based General Cigar Company.