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Until late in the fifteenth century, no one had any idea concerning tobacco smoking although there were reports dating back to pre-voyage era.  The very first reports were filed by the renowned sailor and voyager Christopher Columbus who in the year 1492. intimated that Cuban Indians smoked a certain primitive kind of tobacco made of dried tobacco leaves wrapped in plantain or palm leaves. Soon residents of Spain and its environs caught the habit and started smoking similar tobacco although not from Cuba. The habit spread so fast in Spain and to the rest of European countries including France, Britain, Germany and Swiss among other countries.

History

Other sailors confirmed his claims and emulated the habit. At this time they not only smoked the Cuban tobacco in Cuba but also carried with the tobacco leaves as well as seeds. They grew the tobacco in their country and widespread smoking of Cuban tobacco ensued in Europe. Soon it was realized that native Cuban tobacco was far more superior to the European tobacco and therefore tobacco enthusiast preferred the former. Widespread smoking of Cuban tobacco took off and so was its commercial farming. Companies started coming up dealing purely with large scale tobacco farming. Processing industries also started developing in Europe and this marked the beginning of the cigar industry. With active processing of Cuban tobacco in Europe, there was increasing demand for this raw material. Therefore by the year 1800s there was massive exportation of unprocessed tobacco from Cuba. There were no processing industries as yet in Cuba. Shortly after the beginning of the 19th century companies started propping up in different areas in Cuba especially Havana SA as well as in other towns in Cuba. Most of the tobacco was being grown in an expansive area of Cuba known as the tobacco belt (Vuelta Abanjo) as well as other regions. Other South American countries including Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico also started large scale farming of tobacco. As is known today, cigar denotes tobacco made in the form we now recognize but where did the word come from. In the 15th century, the traditional Mayan society was already practicing the habit of smoking and so crafted a word for it, sikar. Smokers in Spain translated this for cigarro as it is known till today. It was not until the 19th century that the word was adopted as the official designation for Cuban tobacco. It became accepted worldwide as the English word for the cigars made in the form we know them today. Tobacco smoking got into the minds of Europeans as well as Americans and soon its understanding got better. Following this, there were reports of those claiming to have demonstrated therapeutic effects of tobacco. These were severely refuted by both Christians and scholars of that time. Due to this, King Philip II of Spain and James I of Britain imposed a ban on smoking in their Empires. Some enthusiasts such as French Ambassador to Portugal went as far as naming tobacco after their own names. The biochemical name for tobacco is nicotine and this was adopted from this ambassador’s name which was Jean Nicot. The burns did not deter these early aficionados, they had to find another way to enjoy their indulgence and so was tobacco smoking.

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  1. Ramon Allones Extra LE 2011

    Ramon Allones Extra LE 2011

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    Ring Guage: 44

    Length: 143mm / 5.6 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Medium - Full

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  2. Ramon Allones Gigantes

    Ramon Allones Gigantes

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    Ring Guage:  49

    Length: 194 mm / 7.6 inches

    Duration: 1 hour-1.30 hours

    Strength: Medium - Full

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  3. Ramon Allones Grandes RE

    Ramon Allones Grandes RE

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    Ring Guage: 49

    Length: 180 mm / 7.1 inches

    Duration: 1 hour-1.30 hours

    Strength: Full

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  4. Ramon Allones Small Club Corona

    Ramon Allones Small Club Corona

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    Ring Guage: 42

    Length: 110mm / 4.3 inches

    Duration: 20-30 min

    Strength: Medium

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  5. Ramon Allones Specially Selected

    Ramon Allones Specially Selected

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    Ring Guage: 50

    Length: 124 mm / 4.8 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Medium

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  6. Ramon Allones Superiores

    Ramon Allones Superiores

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    Ring Guage: 46

    Length: 143mm / 5.6 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Medium

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