Note on the Premium Cigar Industry

7 Pages Posted: 1 May 2008

Date Written: April 2, 2008


During the 1990s American began to associate premium cigar smoking with status and a privileged life-style. Many new brands of premium cigars were created to satisfy this increased demand. The "cigar boom" was short-lived and many small producers went bankrupt. The remaining independent producers face an uncertain future with increased concerns over health issues and smoking bans and the consolidation of a shrinking market.

Keywords: cigar, premium cigars, tobacco

JEL Classification: M10

Suggested Citation

Rarick, Charles A., Note on the Premium Cigar Industry (April 2, 2008). Available at SSRN: or

Charles A. Rarick (Contact Author)

Purdue University Calumet ( email )

Hammond, IN 46323-2094
United States

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