A new study published in Tobacco Regulatory Science (https://tobreg.org) has implications for regulation of flavored cigars.
Scientists at Research Triangle Institute studied the impact of a New York City policy that restricted sales of flavored non-cigarette tobacco products. Sales of flavored cigars (-22.3%), SLT (-97.6%), and RYO (-42.5%) declined following policy implementation (all ps < .01). Flavored cigar sales declined nonsignificantly in the comparison areas. An average 7.4% reduction in total cigar sales was seen in NYC following the policy (p < .01), as cigar sales increased 12% nationally, suggesting that NYC consumers did not substitute flavored cigars with non-flavored varieties.