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Cigarettes aren’t the only products that contain tobacco.  So do cigars, cigarillos, and blunt wraps. A lot of them come in sweet flavors like cherry, apple, chocolate and vanilla. These flavors cover up the harsh taste and make them easier to smoke.

Once-secret tobacco company papers show that cigars were meant to replace cigarettes, since they’ve gotten so expensive. Between 1997 and 2007, sales of little cigars increased by 240%.

In 2009, the government banned candy and fruit-flavored cigarettes, but they didn’t ban all the other flavored tobacco products—like little cigars. Since teens can still get these, Big Tobacco spends a ton of money to make sure they do.


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