Cuban cigars were earlier highly popular in the United States decades ago for their intense, earthy flavor and near-unattainability. Later people were not allowed to buy those. The US embargo against the tiny, island country prevented Americans bringing home the Cuban cigars either directly from Cuba or even purchased in third countries.

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Recently, about two years ago the ban was eased and travelers were allowed to bring home just Cuban cigars worth of $100.

In 1962 the President and cigar afficionado John F. Kennedy signed the embargo into law and he had sent aide Pierre Salinger across Washington DC to purchase all the Cuban smokes available in the market. It is reported he had bought a stash of 1,200 cigars.

Following the making of law the US Customs agents started seizing cigars found in bags of Americans coming back home from abroad as contraband.

Earlier today President Barack Obama issued a directive to allow Americans getting engaged in more commerce with Cuba. The Cuban state-run pharmaceutical companies can now even sell to US their low cost, innovative medications.

It is also learned henceforth Americans can bring home an unlimited amount of Cuban tobacco and alcohol too.

National Security Adviser Susan Rice said, “You can now celebrate with Cuban rum and tobacco.”

Meanwhile, it is important to know the sale of Cuban cigars is still prohibited in the US. Travelers can only bring those in carry-on baggage and those should be for personal use.

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Cuban cigars were earlier highly popular in the United States decades ago for their intense, earthy flavor and near-unattainability. Later people were not allowed to buy those. The US embargo against the tiny, island country prevented Americans bringing home the Cuban cigars either directly from Cuba or even purchased...