Cigar Boom

The stellar rise in premium, handmade cigar sales that began in late 1992 and peaked in 1997. The start of the boom began with the launch of Cigar Aficionado magazine in Autumn 1992. Premium cigar imports soared from about 100 million units to more than 400 million by 1997. While the rise changed the industry forever and revitalized the cgiar business, there were also negatives involved.