nice pictures! Here is a few suggestions, try backing up a bit to get more of both subjects into the frame. unless you want people to notice one area first, try playing with the apature, maybe make the background less detailed so you can make the eye catch the cigars first.
Also try different backdrops, you would be amazed at how a backdrop can ruin the composition of a photo just by having something distracting in the background.
Try colored felt back drops, wood cutting boards(there cheap and can give that classy, or rustic look) also watch the flash, you dont want cigars in the wrapper to have a glare covering the label, or the band.
Just few friendly suggestions. I too love photography, my main subjects are bugs, but really similar to what you are trying to accomplish.