Any decent cigar enthusiast would grab the chance to smoke a Cuban. Unfortunately for those in the United States, the trade embargo that was put in place many many years ago still prohibits Cuban cigars in U.S. soil. While you may be able to purchase Cubans from the Internet anytime you wish to do so, you never know if what you are getting are real Cubans or whether they are of good quality. So what is your next option?
Go up north and cross the border into Canada. Our brothers up there have no qualms about buying or selling these wonderful cigars. In fact, Cubans are perfectly legal over in Canada. Transported.org shares this tip:
The best way to buy Cuban cigars is to cross the border into Canada and purchase them legally. While you may or may not be able to take them back across, at the very least you can enjoy them there. Some people will remove the labels and bring the cigars back across the border although there is a chance that they will be confiscated. Instead you can simply go to one of the many tobacconists near the border and sit down and enjoy a good smoke.
If you are not near the Canadian border, then doing this will be much more difficult. There are places in the US to buy Cuban cigars illegally, but I do not recommend this. Your best option is to find a way into Canada to enjoy them there.
It might be a bit costlier to travel all the way up there but hey, at least you get to enjoy your Cubans.
Originally posted on August 12, 2008 @ 7:36 pm