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Cigars selling like candy?

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Do you remember flavored cigarettes? They were banned 4 years ago, but the FDA did not include cigars in that decision.

So, as a result, flavored cigars have become big business.

They come in several varieties, including chocolate, strawberry and grape. Since they are often sold near candy at convenience stores, the FDA says it is concerned that manufacturers may be targeting teens.

Studies show while cigarette sales have dropped 1/3 over the past decade, sales of cheaper, flavored cigars have doubled during that time, particularly among teens and young adults.

So, the FDA says it intends to regulate cigars, but no word yet on how, or when.

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