August 26, 2009 13:18 ET

Could Obama Lift Cuban Trade Embargo? Says Cuban Cigars Would Legally Be Available With Lift on Trade Embargo

KINGSTON, NY--(Marketwire - August 26, 2009) - With the US embargo on Cuba slowly thawing, and Cuban-Americans now more easily travelling and sending money to Cuba, will the trade embargo soon be lifted? It may be possible while Barack Obama is in office says, a leading online distributor of brand name, premium cigars from around the world.

Earlier this year the Obama administration lifted restrictions on Cuban-Americans who want to travel and send money to Cuba, and U.S. telecommunications firms were allowed to seek business there. But the broader U.S. trade embargo on Cuba remained in place.

"Cuban cigars are extremely coveted and would be the ultimate prize for cigar smokers here in the U.S., but as long as the U.S. trade embargo is in effect, they are impossible to obtain," said Greg Fox, General Manager of "We hope that the embargo is lifted so we can begin marketing and selling Cuban cigars to our customers."

American policy toward Cuba has been frozen since 1962, when the Kennedy administration broadened a partial trade embargo imposed by the Eisenhower administration. Lifting or substantially easing the economic embargo would require legislative action by Congress. The White House has made no mention of any intention to seek such changes.

"For nearly 50 years American cigar connoisseurs looking for world famous Cuban cigars have been unable to buy them in the United States and have had to smoke other types of premium cigars instead," said Fox. "If the embargo is lifted, we may see a cigar boom in the near future. Until then we will continue to offer our customers the best cigars the rest of the world has to offer."

For more information about cigars and smoking accessories, call 888-41-CIGAR or visit

About, the leading online cigar distributor, carries, sells, and promotes all major brands of premium cigars, from the world's bestselling brands to hard-to-find boutique lines. High volume sales, fast product turnover rates, and longstanding relationships with cigar manufacturers around the world enable to offer one of the most extensive collections of premium cigars at discounted prices, making it the premier online destination for cigar aficionados and beginning smokers alike.

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