Cutsie tasting cigarettes--evil comes in flavors now

  1. Just saw this on Yahoo.

    Cigarette companies are flavoring and naming cigarettes in such a way as to attract kids and young adults. One wonders how they (people who do this) can live with themselves.
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   mattsmom81
    Wierd eh? Well I guess they get that from the flavored snuffs and pipe tobaccos. Some of those are less offensive although I get asthma attacks around them all! My Daddy smoked vanilla scented pipe tobacco.

    That bothers me that they market to kids.

    Anyone game for a letter writing campaign?
  4. by   caroladybelle
    Ahh, naive one.

    I was smoking flavored clove cigerettes in the 70s,,,,the papers came in a plethora of flavors.

    Not to mention, people buy flavored rolling papers.....uhhh, purely for use with legal tobacco (RIIIGHTTTT!)
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from caroladybelle
    Ahh, naive one.

    I was smoking flavored clove cigerettes in the 70s,,,,the papers came in a plethora of flavors.

    Not to mention, people buy flavored rolling papers.....uhhh, purely for use with legal tobacco (RIIIGHTTTT!)
    I remember those too . . although I'm glad to say I never smoked a cigarette. My parents smoked, my grandparents smoked, my aunts and uncles smoked . . .it was awful. I hated it enough to stand up to peer pressure and curiosity and never tried it.

    I'm so glad because I know I would have had a terrible time quitting - heck, have a terrible time quitting eating things that are unhealthy. I already had a bowl of chocolate chip mint ice cream.

    People are responsible for their own choices.

    steph
  6. by   URO-RN
    Remember those candy cigarrettes for kids? I had those. I would pretent to smoke, and some even had a sugar powder to simulate the smoke.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Businesses can make all the falvored stuff they want, but it is up to the individual person to decide that it's bad for them (to some people, proven facts don't matter).

    If an adult is "attract" to smoke this stuff, i won't feel a bit sorry for them. It's been proven what tobacco does to the human body, and "victim" will never be a word i use to describe a tobacco user. Not to mention it is not a medical necessity.
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Jo Anne
    Remember those candy cigarrettes for kids? I had those. I would pretent to smoke, and some even had a sugar powder to simulate the smoke.

    Yep, I loved them!! But it never made me want to smoke a real cigarette.

    steph
  9. by   gwenith
    Hey I got hooked on Alpines - peppermint flavoured cigarettes (now I look back)

    But news in from here - we have just banned cigarettes from beaches and within 12 meters (I think) of playgrounds.
  10. by   Roy Fokker
    I could never understand how the crazy started for "beedis" in the US. Untill I smoked one. Pah! These wern't beedis at all. The real beedis reek and smell and destroy pretty much everything in your mouth!

    Revolting stuff!

    I quit. I'm happy I did. All the flavoured stuff in the world and tmeptations ain't gonna make me go back. The money I'm saving is incentive enough (nearly $5 for a pack! Crazy!) - not to mention how much longer I can rapid punch at boxing
  11. by   Thunderwolf
    Hey, the states get a kick back too...called taxes. It will never go away...only come in brighter, shinier packaging. Smoking is bred into our culture, like alcohol...from its humble beginnings long, long ago.
  12. by   mattsmom81
    Love that avatar Thunderwolf.
  13. by   Thunderwolf
    I couldn't resist this avatar (devilish impy guy). Sort of expresses how I felt of late. Work can do it to you.
    Been into avatars lately.
    Wonder where gwenith and jnette go for theirs? They usually have very interesting ones.

    Mattsmom, glad you liked it.

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