History of cigars
When Christopher Columbus landed in the Bahamas in 1492, they were given tobacco leaves as gifts. Indigenous Americans rolled dry tobacco leaves in a cornhusk, lit the roll, and inhaled the smoke.
In the 1700 and 1800s, snus was the main form of tobacco use; but around 1840, cigars became popular. After the First World War, cigars received tough competition from the "new-fangled" cigarette.
Today, very exclusive cigars are made by hand the traditional way. Most cigars, however, are made by machine.
During the 90´s, cigar smoking has enjoyed a renaissance which has also resulted in an increasing number of women showing interest in cigars.