Henri Wintermans is launching a miniature cigar for time-poor consumers seeking good value.

Café Crème Express will be available in Original and milder Blue variants, with a third, Arome, to be added later in the year.

Anti-smoking legislation would boost sales of the small cigars, said Henri Wintermans UK marketing chief James Higgs.

"The smoking ban has limited smoking opportunities — Express caters for consumers who wish to enjoy a cigar but are time restricted."

Café Crème Express will be on sale in the UK from 1 April at £3.29 for a 10-pack.