Cuba Culture

Cigar lady photo

Posted June 07, 2003 by publisher in Cuba Culture.

Cuban Virtudes Lopez Varona, 55, smokes a cigar Friday May 30, 2003 in Havana, Cuba. She said she has been smoking since she was 8 years old.


Varona smokes all day and asks for US dollars from tourists who take her picture. On Saturday, May 31, 2003 ‘International No Smoking Day is celebrated in Cuba, with the present rate of consumption at 32% among Cubans.

(AP Photo/Jose Goitia)

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