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A Tiparillo is a shorter, thinner and milder cigar with a plastic tip manufactured by the General Cigar Company.[1] The name Tiparillo was trademarked on July 3, 1961 by the Pinkerton Tobacco Company of Owensboro, Kentucky.[2]

Postwar cigar makers had begun seeking to transform the image of their product to attract young smokers[3] and women [4] who preferred cigarettes.

Heavily advertised in the media, the most famous campaigns and taglines were "Should a gentleman offer a lady a Tiparillo?" and a cigarette girl offering "Cigars, Cigarettes, Tiparillos".