Discover Luxury Cigars, from Cuba to China


Smoking has declined globally, but one niche segment of the cigarette market is thriving. Sales of premium cigars are growing at between 4% and 5% a year, with a typical smoker getting younger by the day.

A tourist smells a freshly rolled cigar at a cigar club shop in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Premium cigar smokers are puffing away in exclusive cigar lounges and on the pool sides of five-star hotels, just as cigarette smokers are being banished from indoors to street corners and dark alleys due to growing awareness of the health risks posed by smoking.

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