Have you ever wondered where cigars were first produced? It is widely believed that cigars were first produced in Spain. But before cigars became all the rage in Europe, tobacco was needed to make them. Tobacco is indigenous to the Americas, where native peoples have produced it for hundreds of years. As the legend has it, the Maya of Yucatan peninsula in Mexico and parts of Central America cultivated tobacco, and even smoked it! Tobacco use spread to other tribes, both north and south. Its first use in the United States was probably among the tribe along the Mississippi. It was not until Christopher Columbus sailed his famous voyage to the Americas in 1492 that the rest of the world came to know tobacco.