As cigarettes favour out, interesting alternatives, like vaping and little cigars have been gaining popularity in the last few years. Although they resemble cigarettes in size, shape, packaging and filters, little cigars differ greatly from regular cigars. Little cigars are also called small cigars, cigarettes in disguise or miniatures. As the name implies, little cigars are smaller than regular cigars. They have a different flavour and taste than cigarettes. They weigh less than cigars and cigarillos. They are often less expensive than cigarettes and are taxed at a far lower rate, but are just as dangerous, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Little cigars have a number of gain over cigarettes and cigars. Cigars tend to take a very long time to smoke and make it difficult to smoke with friends who are just going outside for a quick smoke break. As in the case of little cigars, the tobacco is generally less processed and hence the flavour is fuller, and they are also easier to smoke. Since they are smaller, they can be lit with a regular lighter or match.
Little cigars are available in plenty of flavours. This may be one of the main reason that little cigars are being preferred by many smokers nowadays. While cigarettes are generally available only in regular and menthol, little cigars can be found in peach, vanilla, clove, grape, and much more. Most popular companies have different options available, and each company’s flavours will have a different taste. So, there are so many choices for every single smoker and this factor of little cigar increases one’s preference.
Many chain smokers report that compared to cigarettes, they have fewer nicotine cravings from little cigars. This may mean that they smoke a pack more slowly than cigarettes, allowing them to save money by buying fewer packs. Many smokers prefer little cigars because they are made from cigar tobacco, which is less processed than that of cigarettes. It is said that inhaling smoke is more dangerous to the long term health of people than just holding it in the mouth, tasting it, and then releasing it. With little cigars, one can enjoy the smoke without inhaling and drawing the smoke into the lungs, which may be better for one’s health over the long term.
The biggest benefit of little cigars may be that people are less likely to want to chain-smoke them. Overall, this gives smokers, the social and psychological benefits of smoking, while protecting the health from some risks associated with smoking cigarettes.
Although little cigars seem to be less harmful than cigarettes for smokers, “no smoking” is always the best. As they are available in different flavours, they appeal to children and teens, which is dangerous. A report says that these look like cigarettes, they smoke like cigarettes but they taste better than cigarettes because they have flavours. They are cheaper than cigarettes, because of the tax issues. But they are just as deadly and harmful. They contain the same toxic chemicals.