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Candy Cigarettes Banned By FDA

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posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 11:33 PM
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Candy Cigarettes Banned By FDA


www.thaindian.com

With both the Family Smoking Prevention Act as well as the Tobacco Control Act of the USA, supporting the move, the FDA finally managed to ban the candy cigarettes within the borders of the country. All kinds of flavored cigarettes be it fruit, clove or candy has been prohibited from June 23rd 2010.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 11:33 PM
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Do you think this will really stop children from smoking. I don't think candy cigarettes would influence younger people as much as seeing people they know smoke. Here's some more stuff that is supposed to be banned by the new laws.

consumerist.com...

www.thaindian.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 11:36 PM
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Im a smoker,
and I wanted to flip out on my sister in-law when she bought my kids
candy cigarettes..
and I told all 3 of them, if they ever start smoking for real, 18-20-30 years old.. I dont care..
I will break their fingers..


I know.. sounds harsh.. but I dont want them ever to take it up..



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 11:42 PM
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Thanks for starting the thread - I read about this the other day and just about cried.

I soooo remember how much fun it was to 'puff' (blow out) the powdery sugar like it was real 'smoke' and how yummy the gum was (actually pretty gross)...

It's a real shame these things are going by the wayside.

And no, after 'puffing' on those things and chewing the gum? The last thing it made me want to do was to pick up a real ciggy-butt. Contrast is sickening.

Banning this candy is absolutely ridiculous IMO.

'Oh but if it saves one child from starting to smoke...' Blah blah blah - That's what PARENTS are for.

Stop allowing the government to parent your kids at every turn.

peace



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 11:47 PM
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Kids don't take up smoking because of flavored cigarettes, just like kids don't eat sugary cereals because a cartoon tiger is the spokesperson, and kids don't become violent after playing a kung-fu game on the Nintendo.

I think kids smoke for the same reason adults smoke: it relieves stress. I'm a life-long non-smoker - I tried it when I was young, but my lungs just couldn't take it - but when I was younger I used to ask my smoking friends (practically all of my friends) why they smoked, and that's what they told me: cuts stress, feels good, helps them relax. And I believe them, mostly because my circle of friends didn't seem like the sort to take up habits because it would make them 'look cool'.



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 11:48 PM
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i thought the candy candy cigarettes were banned a long time ago. they're still around but with no red at the tip and they're called something else.

this sounds like it's more about the clove and fruit flavored ones? guess i'm a bit confused.



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 11:48 PM
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Somewhere I read that to help quit smoking, you should take a couple cigarettes, grind up the tobacco, mix it with water and drink it to induce vomiting, creating kind of a pavlov response and associating nicotine with nausea. I can't remember if it was on ATS? Sounds dangerous.

Candy cigarettes never made me want to smoke when I was younger. However, I did grow up to become a smoker (i'm quitting!)

One thing I have seemed to notice (at least in my own experiences) is that people with parents who smoke hate smoking and don't pick up the habit, and people whose parents didnt smoke tend to experiment and get addicted. has anyone else noticed this? Could just be the people that I know.



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 11:52 PM
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WTH?

Banning a candy "cigarette" yet there is a thread going about schools passing out condoms?

Where does this insanity end? When we all be "safe"?

I'm safe enough thank you, now leave me the hell alone. Guess I'll be buying real cigars for my friends should that day come instead of the blue/pink gum cigars. That will help the health of people.



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 11:57 PM
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Clove cigs are not regular tobacco and are not marketed the kids. It is not a 'flavor'. They even have some medicinal uses according to many.

This is just going overboard on so many levels. Fascist Pigs.



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 12:01 AM
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I agree candy cigarettes are disturbing...



[edit on 25-6-2010 by Zeta Reticulan]



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 12:02 AM
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reply to post by KATSUO
 


"Do as I say, not as I do"

Yeah, that'll work.




posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 12:05 AM
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Ahh...I looked up my own question and found this.

Eventually You'll Get Pretend Cancer:The Bizarre World of Candy Cigarettes

I guess I was one of those "some people.:



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 12:14 AM
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I hate being around smokers and having to deal with people who have to schedule their time to smoke. I have never smoked anything illegal, but one year I did try cigarettes, cigars, pipes and hookahs. Cigarettes seemed to be the most unpleasant and useless of the bunch. The other three had flavor and aromas that could be down right pleasing. I think they are all best left to private events and not forced on other people, such as at restaurants etc.

The list from the one link seems so odd and random. What makes a free sample of smokeless tobacco less dangerous than a cigarette sample? And candy? I remember as a kid playing detective or Casablanca, and having those on hand. After about the first one, the character dropped and I would just gobble up the sweet stick. It really was tasty. I grew up to hate the things, and aside from the year I gave it a try to see what the fuss was about, I have no desire to do that. I don't think the candy had any role in the decision.

What I want to know, is how the FDA can ban jingles and characters in tobacco ads, but they can glam up and disney-fy every big pharma drug out there? These ads get people to go to docs and demand something they see whether the professional feels they need it or not. They don't get what they demand, they go to someone who will give it to them. The doctors get handcuffed by big pharma.

There is a little candy store in town that sells all sorts of retro and classic candies, to include candy cigs and pipes. I would get them once in a while because I liked the taste. I gave up playing detective few years ago


I guess I better go buy up their stock. I wonder what kind of trouble possession of 'candy' drugs will get you in.



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 12:14 AM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Ahh...I looked up my own question and found this.

Eventually You'll Get Pretend Cancer:The Bizarre World of Candy Cigarettes

I guess I was one of those "some people.:




then you have to take candy Chemotherapy



[edit on 25-6-2010 by Zeta Reticulan]



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 12:17 AM
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Dang, I liked those when I was a kid. Especially the chewing gum type.

Guess who grew up to be a smoker?


Fortunately I quit a number of years ago. Those of you who haven't quit yet are sternly referred to this thread.)

I found this interesting:

"Eventually you'll get pretend cancer: the bizzare world of candy cigarettes"

[edit on 6/25/10 by silent thunder]



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 12:18 AM
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I noticed that, too.

Oh, are they going to force tobacco companies to quite making menthol cigaretts? Heh. I would quit if that occured. lol.

Why would anyone want to smoke fruit flavored cigarettes in the first place? Yuck, that's as bad as spicy or fruit flavored beer.


Candy cigarettes. lol. When I was 4 years old, I earned a nickel doing some work for a neighbor. Yes, my neighbor participated in child labor and my parents were fine with that.
I walked two blocks down a hill to the candy store and bought a pack of candy cigarettes. I was happily enjoying my "smokes" while sitting on the front porch. Mom came out and saw me and grabbed me by the ear, took me inside and forced me to watch her break up the candy, then toss it into the toilet, daring me to retrieve the candy,
and then whipped the living crap out of me. lol lol


That didn't stop me. When I was 14 I got a job at a restaurant and found out that smoking a Newport relieved my stress. And so the story continues. lol.



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 12:18 AM
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Since when does the FDA have authority to regulate morals? They are spraying crap on our food, and they are worried about candy cigarettes?



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 12:22 AM
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This is dumb.

Next the statists will be saying the big league chew has to be banned because it bears the slightest similiarity to the wicked leaf.



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 12:24 AM
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Yep, when I was 8 or 9, I was probably consuming 2 or 3 packs a day.
I will miss that chalky flavor.




posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 12:28 AM
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Have no fear! Get your candy cigarettes here!

knew i saw them cloaked and shielded...



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