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Backwood Cigars: Through Adversity to the Stars

Backwoods is a pretty young brand of cigars produced in the Dominican Republic. The brand belongs to Imperial Brands, which owns Dutch Masters, Davidoff, Winston, Golden Virginia, and many other prominent cigarette and tobacco-related companies.

Backwoods cigars were first introduced in 1973, three years after President Nixon enacted the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act. In the 1960s, cigarette smoking started to get out of hand: everybody smoked everywhere, cigarette smoking ads appeared on TV, billboards, and papers. The first scientific research about how smoking affects health and causes cancer was published around that time, and people slowly began to reconsider their cigar and cigarette consumption. The Cigarette Smoking Act banned cigarette advertising, but it did not prohibit cigar brands from placing their ads everywhere.

This was the period when tobacco products began to lose profit from cigarette sales. The thing is, cigarette smokers and cigar smokers are two different target audiences. There are hardly any cigar fans who smoke cigarettes daily and vice versa. That's why tobacco companies had to develop a brand-new product, one that would be similar to a cigarette yet not violate Nixon's Act.

And there it was! A product named the "little cigar," or "cigarillo," was introduced. It was, in fact, still a cigar, only smaller in size and narrower. A cigarillo is a mixture of cigar and cigarette, wrapped in a dark wrapper and made with no filter. It is also not meant to be inhaled like a cigarette. Backwoods quickly jumped on the bandwagon, releasing Backwoods Smokes made of Caribbean Basin Cuban tobaccos, and wrapped in an all-tobacco Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. Their machine-made cigars with a frayed end, tapered body and unfinished head are surrounded by a homogenized binder.

Backwoods tobacco products were advertised a lot during the 70s and 80s. The main focus was on creating a masculine vibe around the brand, so the company put out an advertisement that said: "If you ever wanted to climb Mt. Rainier, you're a natural Backwoods man". Now you can get an idea of how different the world was back in those days: smoking was still considered normal, and it was believed that even extreme climbers were able to conquer the top of a mountain while smoking a cigar along the way.

Nevertheless, as we've mentioned before, public health concerns were beginning to grow around that time, which led many people around the world to give up smoking once and for all.

Now back to Backwoods cigars! These aromatic stogies are available in boxes of 24 and 8-packs with five cigars in each resealable pouch to ensure that each little cigar stays fresh and retains its wonderful taste. Thus, you can enjoy the deliciousness of Backwoods cigars at any time, wherever you go. It's also very convenient to take a Backwoods pack to work and light a cigarillo during lunch break, which couldn't be done with a regular-sized cigar - you would need a lot more time to enjoy it, and you may eventually forget that you're still at work.

When it comes to the available flavors of Backwoods cigars, you can rest assured that you will definitely find the perfect taste according to your preferences. These are the flavors that Backwoods cigars come in:

  • Backwoods Original Mild N Natural
  • Backwoods Original Wild N Mild
  • Backwoods Sweet Aromatic
  • Backwoods Black N Sweet Aromatic
  • Backwoods Black N Sweet
  • Backwoods Black N Gold
  • Backwoods Bourbon Whiskey
  • Backwoods Whiskey
  • Backwoods Ice Wine
  • Backwoods Wine
  • Backwoods Russian Cream
  • Backwoods Port
  • Backwoods Honey Berry
  • Backwoods Vanilla
  • Backwoods Buttered Rum
  • Backwoods Honey
  • Backwoods Rum
  • Backwoods White Rum
  • Backwoods Cherry
  • Backwoods Honey Bourbon (limited edition)
  • Backwoods Dark Stout (limited edition)

Whether you prefer the original cigar taste or you're more into sweet flavors, you have a wide range of options to choose from. That's why people still love Backwoods - anyone will find the taste they like!

It is true that some people prefer a hand-rolled cigar to a machine-made one, but you won't even be able to tell that Backwoods cigars are factory-made as they provide the same smooth, aromatic smoke that hand-made tobacco products do. Besides, the fact that Backwoods are mass-produced allows the manufacturers to lower the price for the cigars, making them much more affordable.

Why are Backwoods cigars still so popular? Well, the company managed to get through the hard times for tobacco-related brands in the 1970s, and it's still around. Not only that, Backwoods are actually considered some of the best and highest-quality cigars on the market. Indeed, the great assortment of flavors also helps the brand satisfy its customers and attract new ones.

If you're looking for a gift, a box of Backwoods could be a great option. Your father or a colleague will love the magnificent taste of Backwoods cigars and may even treat you to one! Just make sure you find a flavor they will like, and if you're unsure of what they might be into, just get multiple packs of different flavors.

Buy Backwoods cigars (single Backwoods or a pack of Backwoods) online at Tobacco General now. Browse through the various flavors and pick the one that you like. Place an order and wait for your delivery to arrive! But first, ensure that we ship to your state as we cannot ship tobacco-related products to some of the states due to regulations. Also, international shipping is currently unavailable, so you can only receive cigars from TobaccoGeneral if you are located in the United States.

If you didn't know this already, only people who have reached the age of 21 are allowed to purchase tobacco products in the US. With that said, we do not sell cigars, cigarillos, or tobacco accessories to those under the minimum age.

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