I don’t normally post cigar news, or anti-cigar news as it usually turns out to be, but this one caught my eye. The attorneys general of 39 states and Guam have decided that “little cigars” are actually cigarettes, and should be controlled and taxed accordingly.
From the AP wire:
By NANCY ZUCKERBROD, Associated Press Writer Thu May 18, 6:30 PM ET
WASHINGTON – If it looks like a cigarette, feels like a cigarette and smokes like a cigarette — it must be a cigarette. At least that’s what 39 states and Guam are saying about “little cigars.”
Many little cigars should be reclassified as cigarettes, the officials said Thursday, meaning they would have to carry health-warning labels and be subject to higher taxes and marketing restrictions that are imposed on cigarettes, but not on cigars.
“Call a cigarette a cigarette. I’ve got them in front of me. There isn’t any question these are cigarettes,” Montana Attorney General Mike Mcgrath said Thursday in a telephone interview. “It’s peach flavored. Now who would want a peach flavored cigar? Maybe a high school girl.”
High school girls, eh? Tell that to this guy, Mr Attorney Man:
Go ahead. Make his day.
And when he’s done with you, there’s some ladies in the hall that would like a word. They call themselves the “Flavourettes,” and they look a little…desperate.