a type of tobacco product that is similar in size and shape to a cigarette but is made with tobacco leaves rather than processed tobacco. They are often flavored and are available in a variety of flavors, such as fruit, candy, and chocolate.
Little cigars are subject to the same taxes as cigarettes and are taxed at the same rate. This means that they are more expensive than other types of cigars, such as large cigars, which are taxed at a lower rate.
Despite their small size, little cigars are still harmful to health and can cause serious health problems, such as lung cancer, heart disease, and respiratory problems. In fact, more than two-fifths of U.S. middle and high school smokers report using flavored little cigars or flavored cigarettes, which highlights the need for stronger regulations on these products.
In November 2022, the myPATH system began supporting online filing, payment, and license renewal options for tobacco/cigarette and unstampable little cigar products. This move was aimed at making it easier for retailers to comply with tax regulations and ensure that the products are not sold to minors.
Overall, little cigars are a type of tobacco product that should be avoided due to their health risks. It is important for regulators to continue to monitor the use of these products and take steps to reduce their availability and appeal, particularly to young people.