When is a cigar not a cigar? A:
When it's a little cigar. But when is a little cigar really a cigarette? A cigar consists of filler tobacco
wrapped in tobacco leaf, while a cigarette is processed tobacco wrapped in paper. However, the official definitions
have gotten somewhat murky. If little cigars with filters are being inhaled, does this make them cigarettes? The distinction between cigars and cigarettes is important because each are taxed at different rates, and different laws and restrictions apply to the marketing of each product.
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TBB) will draft changes to current tobacco regulations, differentiating between little cigars and cigarettes, and publish a proposal for public comment sometime this summer. But you don't have to wait until summer. Make your own public comment about this issue right now, in the below comments.