Friday, March 01, 2013
Bloomberg about how tobacco companies are putting kitty litter in small cigars to avoid taxes. I had never heard of a big cigar exemption, but apparently back in 2009 there was some new excise tax enacted which increased taxes 2,653% on cigarettes and small cigars, but if you were a big cigar you got out of paying the tax. How to decide if it was big a cigar? Weigh it. So, tobacco companies started putting kitty litter in the small cigars to make them weigh more and to avoid paying the tax. So, if you are smoking one night and feel the urge to lick yourself or run to a sandbox and pee, now you know why. Or, you could just be drunk.