Today's loophole comes in the form of cigarettes big cigarettes "little cigars." Tobacco companies are marketing little cigars, which look a heckuva lot like cigarettes, to evade taxes and attract younger customers.
The products are the same size, shape and weight as cigarettes, but they, uh, have a brown wrapper instead of a white one. That makes them exempt from cigarette taxes and marketing restrictions.
Attorneys general from 40 states have asked the federal government to regulate "little cigars" --which have doubled in sales since the 1998 tobacco settlements -- as what they are: namely, "cigarettes."