Could Miami cigar industry go up in smoke?

At a snug shop in Little Havana, a dozen workers lean over plantation-style desks, bundling crisp tobacco leaves into cigars prized by connoisseurs. A distinctive, spicy scent pervades the factory and shop of El Titan de Bronze, where the cigar-rolling tradition continues much as it has since King Philip V claimed Cuba’s tobacco trade as a royal monopoly.

But Miami’s cigar makers soon could be snuffed out — not by warming relations with Cuba, but by new federal regulations that extend regulations on tobacco sales and labeling to e-cigarettes, nicotine gels and all cigars.

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