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Can i pass through United States customs with Cuban cigars in my luggage?

I am flying out of Canada but i have a connector flight in Miami, and i want to bring Cuban cigars in my Check in luggage. I will not have access to my cigars untill i reach my final destination(not the U.S).
Do you think this would be a problem?
Any tips would be great!

You should be fine as long as it isn't a large amount which can be considered for re-sale.

How many Cuban cigars can a Canadian citizen bring to the UK?

Canadian friend will come to the UK to visit me and for a reunion with a friend from New Zealand. She would like to bring some Cuban cigars to give to the lady from New Zealand but is not sure how many she is allowed to bring to the UK. Does anyone know the answer or could anyone tell me where to look up information on this? Thanks!

To my knowledge, it's illegal to have Cuban cigars, except if you're in Cuba, but check it out.

How much of the cigar tip should be cut?


The proper place to cut depends on the cigar. First you need to closely examine the head of the cigar. You are looking to see just how far the cap (this is the round of tobacco used to seal the head) extends down the barrel. On a parejo (a parallel-sided cigar) this is typically 1/4" – 3/8"; wherever the caps stops you should regard as your limit as to how far down you should cut.

The best cut is one above this "cap line" that will open up 75%-85% of the cigar's surface. You want as large an open cut as possible so as to allow for an easy draw, but you do not want to cut beneath the cap line as the cigar may start to unravel on you. Sometimes this means a thin cut of 1/32" is perfect, while other times you may need to cut 3/8" – it depends entirely on each cigar's construction.