Tag Archives: tobacco history

The Fascinating History Behind Cuba’s Cigar Industry

Cuban cigars

Cigar smoking tends to lend itself to moments of calm, allowing you to sit back in a chair, as the luxurious smoke swirls around you, and have a good think about things. If you’re a fan of Cuban cigars, you may have thought about where they come from and how they have gained such a […]

The History of Culebras

When you think of cigars, the image you conjure up in your mind will likely be that of a stogie with a traditional shape, like a Corona or a Churchill – a long, brown tube of expertly rolled tobacco, with a rounded or tapered end. While the majority of cigar types will fit this description, […]

The History of the Clay Pipe

A selection of clay pipe parts

When Sir Walter Raleigh introduced tobacco to the people of Tudor England all the way back in the 16th-century, a whole new industry was born; clay pipe making. They’re a far cry from the pipes we know and love now, but their history has paved the way for our tobacco smoking staple.

The History of the English Tobacco Houses

Illustration shows Sir Walter Raleigh’s first smoke in England.

The English capital of London was once, believe it or not, the smoking capital of the world. While it is still possible for people to sample cigars in the shops and lounges of Britain, the smoking ban of July 2007 instantly changed the way cigars can be enjoyed with friends. Still, tobacco houses are engrained […]