It is not a secret that most local governments have imposed high tax rates on tobacco manufacturers today thus forcing cigar makers to increase their prices out of proportionate offerings that they were originally intended. But despite such taxes add-ons, people are still buying them and this is perhaps the puzzle that makes lawmakers at awe.
What do we get from cigars? Smoke? Pleasure? Style? Should such be the case, then people must be crazy. Blame it on tradition since cigars have obviously become a quality part in personal identification. Tobacco has been given the due attention due to increased sales in recent years and it seems that it shall continue to do so.
However with the aggressive run towards banning smoking in most places of the world, the story may eventually gather a twist at some point. But for now, cigar smoking is still alive and kicking and no one seems to have a clear cut answer as to why this is so.
Originally posted on February 27, 2007 @ 11:59 am