CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – The New Hampshire Senate has voted to tax cigarettes masquerading as little cigars.

The Senate voted 13-11 Thursday to change the definition of a cigarette to capture smokes being packaged as cigars. Cigars aren’t subject to the state’s $1.08 per pack cigarette tax.

The bill defines a cigarette by the materials used to make it and by its weight.

The House next considers the bill.


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