Cuba is perhaps most well known for its cigars (though its top export is actually sugar cane). Cuban tobacco has a distinct flavour that is absolutely unique, a delicate balance that is unmatched by any other cigar producing nation; a Cuban cigar is smoking nirvana.
Given its reputation, its ironic that Cuba has banned smoking in public places. Is Castro trying to cut down domestic consumption so that they will have more cigars available for export? :)