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In the early days of cigar smoking, cigars were made by hand.
In the late 1800s, the first machines to make cigars were introduced and it became possible to produce cigars in large quantities. These machines were able to produce a cigar in less than a minute. The first cigar produced by machine was named La Corona after its inventor, Jose Lopez-Carrillo. It was an immediate success and soon became a favorite in America and Europe.
The price of a handmade cigar is typically between $10-$25 USD, while machine-made cigars are typically $5-$10 USD.
This is a photograph of a group of cigar workers in front of the factory 7 x 5 (25) in Havana, Cuba. The cigar is called La Corona and is made by Jose Seijas.
Jose Seijas was born on December 28, 1884 in Havana, Cuba. He started working at the factory 7 x 5 (25) when he was just 13 years old and helped to create the La Corona cigar. He passed away on June 26, 1935.
The cigar smoking is a popular pastime in the United States. It is estimated that about 80% of men and 60% of women smoke cigars.
The cigar price has gone up by about 10% since 2008. It has increased because of the rising demand for premium cigars which have become more expensive to produce and maintain.