Friday, December 03, 2004

You Put The Lime In The Cigarette And Smoke It All Up 

New fruity-flavored cigarettes from Camel. In lime, berry, pineapple and coconut.

Ew. Ew. Ew.

RJ Reynolds sez they made 'em because "Our adult consumers asked us and told us they like differentiated products," but I don't think this is what established smokers had in mind. And you gotta wonder where RJR got their info: anyone who smokes (or sells smokes) knows that brand-and-taste loyalty is stronger for smokers than almost anywhere else.

Yet the new cigs are selling out everywhere. The vast majority of new smokers start before the age of 18. Is candy flavoring a surefire way to attract young smokers? Sure -- just ask Snapple the various producers of Strawberry Bidis, which we used to smoke in high school.

posted by boyhowdy | 7:13 PM |

Any flavored in Cancer?

People will buy anything, let's face it.

But hell, I'm not gonna preach about it. I'm gonna go smoke a banana....
seems to me that the candy that looks like a cigarette can't be half as bad for our kids as the cigarette that tastes like a candy.
but they're not allowed to make those candies that looks like a cigarettes anymore.

that just strikes me as wrong.
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