Cigars can be sold for more than tobacco.
While it could also be pipe-smoked and chewed, tobacco was defined by the cigar. The first cigars were created by the natives of the Americas. By drying, curing and rolling the leaves of the tobacco plant, the resulting wrap could be easily smoked, without the need for pipe, cigarette paper or snuff box. Cigars spread across the Atlantic with the returning Spanish sailors. From Spain, this new habit spread across Europe and by 1600 cigar smoking was so popular the king of England thought it his duty to publish a pamphlet warning his people about the dangers of the act of smoking.