Cuban cigars - now even more popular

some Cuban cigars
some Cuban cigars

Cuban cigar sales saw a jump of 8% during 2013, according to Habanos SA.

This is all despite the small matter of still being banned in the US - which is frustratingly the world's biggest cigar market, which is possibly chiefly because they have more rappers who enjoy a pose about with them, and an even bigger presence in the gay porn industry.

Total sales reached $447m (£269m) up from $416m in 2012, according to the firm, which is co-owned by Cubatabaco and British firm Altadis.

Europe remains a strong market for Cuban cigars, however demand from the Middle East and China has helped boost sales.

The results were announced at the start of Havana's annual Cuban cigar festival, which sounds frankly quite the scene.

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