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Japan Tobacco, the maker of Camel cigarettes outside the US, has launched a cigarette-sized menthol cigar in the UK that campaigners say is an attempt to evade an impending ban on flavoured cigarettes.

The Sterling Dual Capsule cigarillo is the same size as a normal cigarette but is classified as a cigar-type product as it is wrapped in tobacco leaf. [...]

 

“The tobacco manufacturers pay vast sums of money to delay implementation of anti-tobacco laws and, once legislation is in place, to try to find loopholes. This is just the latest example, and the government must act quickly to put a stop to it,” said Deborah Arnott, [...]