Sales of Hand Rolled Cuban Cigars Are Up

Posted on March 5, 2012

Cuban cigar makers celebrate increased sales, despite the worldwide recession. Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz, Cuba's Trade Minister, says things are doing quite well. Says are up almost 10% due to rebounding markets in Asia and the Middle East. The cigar makers are quite annoyed by rampant counterfeiting of their product, ad are introducing high tech labels with features such as holograms to show that the cigars are authentically Cuban. Despite public smoking bans being implemented across the globe, production of hand rolled cigars from Cuba where they make cigars the same way they have been for generations. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports:

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