In the U.S., they banned all "flavored" cigarettes. I guess they thought kids would look at it like candy and it would be "easier" to get addicted to smoking. Or something stupid like that. Of course I can't find any useful articles at the moment to link to, but it's something I know to be true.
Well I don't think it's as simple as only making them look like candy.
I could bore you to death with the story of how I started smoking late in life via cloves but will just say that the flavor, and in my case the scent(always loved the smell when going out to the clubs) was indeed the seguey for a lifelong customer who wouldn't normally smoke due to the bad taste of regular cigarettes for a first timer.
If it smells good,tastes good, and you're one of those that's subject to going w/the flock when young I can totally see why flavoreds are a bad thing.
I smoked for over 40 years and have never heard of a clove cigarette.....
I hadn't ever heard of one either until about the early 90's.
In Michigan they can be found at some gas stations but certainly "smoke shops", well been awhile since i've been in a smoke shop so can't say if they're still around except for seeing an empty Djarum pack in a parking lot.
They're the sort of thing, like incense, that you either love or hate the smell of, and at my worst I found them to be like smoking chocolate...and they were always more expensive in the day vs. regular cigarettes.
Very popular in the industrial & goth clubs.