The sunshine state was only the twenty-seventh state to join the union but it is home to America’s oldest city, St. Augustine which was originally founded by the Spanish 450 years ago. Since then Florida as always been and a hot spot for the Spanish-speaking cultures, twenty percent of its population speaks Spanish, Florida is also home to the largest Puerto Rican and Cuban population in the country, likely due to its proximity to Cuba, the Caribbean and Mexico, so it’s no wonder cigars are very popular in the southern peninsula. Along with Pennsylvania, it is one for the two states without a cigar tax and is therefore home to countless cigar-industry jobs, for the time being.
At the beginning of March the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco began operations to root out counterfeit cigars after being contacted by The General Cigar Co. Since the operations began the ABT has confiscated over $100,000 in counterfeited cigars, rings and boxes and...Read More