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Caribbean cigar sales down in U.S.

FDA regulations drive tobacco business to Europe, China

By Ezra Fieser Bloomberg News

This article was published August 11, 2017 at 2:02 a.m.

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Owner Manuel Quesada inspects a bundle of cigars at his Quesada Cigars plant in the Dominican Republic. For a foreign cigar-maker to break into the U.S. market can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Radhames Rodriguez is using a rare tobacco and special wrapper to roll 50,000 of his new premium cigars, the Pulita, in the Dominican Republic. U.S. aficionados shouldn't get their hopes up, though -- the limited-edition cigar won't be on sale anywhere near them.

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