Habanos – Hecho En Cuba

Does the US Government really have the right to stop Americans from buying or smoking Cuban cigars?

I just read an article saying that Governor Schwarzenegger was up in Ottawa to meet up with the Prime Minister there and stopped off at a hotel and bought a cuban cigar to smoke. Now apparently, the U.S. embargo got more strict in 2004, when it also became illegal for American citizens to purchase or smoke the cigars abroad. My question is does the US Government really have the right to tell us that the American citizen isn't allowed to buy or smoke a cigar because they, the government, doesn't like the political agendas of a communist Cuba? This just seems ridiculous to me. Any thoughts from anyone?

We should start a War on Cuban Cigars to rid this peril from our day.

Until the law is challenged in court, it's the law. I don't think the government has the right to do restrict legal activities done in foreign countries. If you were trying to bring some home, however, they'd have every right to stop you.

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