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U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials warned companies Tuesday to think twice about circumventing a new ban on certain flavored-cigarettes by introducing similar products like little cigars.
Specifically the ban affects cigarettes with fruit, candy or clove flavors. Although such products - primarily made by small, private firms or imported into the U.S., - account for a tiny segment of cigarettes smoked in the U.S., the ban is the first major step taken by the FDA since the agency was given jurisdiction over the tobacco industry in June.
Health officials also said they hoped the ban would stop many young people from trying smoking. [Read]
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