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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Chicago repeals two-month ban on candy cigarettes. Says increased numbers of young addicts going through withdrawl at children's hospital not worth it   ( divider line
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2006-01-27 10:07:50 AM  
This has been going on since the times of Capone, when hapless candy cigarette runners would be found riddled with bullets after Al played them a tune on his "violin" yelling, "This here's a Juicy Fruit Town, see, and don't you forget it!"
2006-01-27 10:33:20 AM  
Stupid. Reminds me of that Carlin bit. "There's a new bill passing through Congress right now calling for the ban of toy guns. That's right. They're going to ban the toy guns, but they're gonna keep the farking real ones."
2006-01-27 12:03:29 PM  
Ugh. Why do I see this so often lately? It's spelled "withdrawal." "Withdrawl" is how southerners speak.

Pardon the grammar gestapo. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
2006-01-27 12:04:18 PM  
szmike wins. Why not just ban the real cigarettes?
2006-01-27 12:05:21 PM  
I highly doubt that eating candy cigarettes really influence kids so much that the pick up the habit with the real thing. I used to scarf those things down when I was kid.

/not a smoker
2006-01-27 12:06:53 PM  
When candy cigarettes are outlawed, only outlaws will have candy cigarettes.
2006-01-27 12:06:55 PM  
Last fall, the City Council banned the sale of candy-flavored cigarettes, calling it a sinister attempt by the tobacco industry to lure a new generation of smokers.

some chicago farker should go to a city council and propose a ban on retarded use of the word sinister just to see what they would do.
2006-01-27 12:07:12 PM  
I loved the candy cigarettes - almost as much as those little plastic whores. What were they called? Barbies.
2006-01-27 12:07:46 PM  
another case of government having too much time on their hands.

2006-01-27 12:07:47 PM  
I remember those things as a kid.... nasty, chalky, and gross.

I can't think of a better anti-smoking campaign for kids.
2006-01-27 12:09:15 PM  
candy-flavored cigarettes...not candy cigarettes
2006-01-27 12:11:10 PM  
You know what I miss? Chocolate cigarretes. They were really good.
2006-01-27 12:15:18 PM  
Will I get candy cancer from the second hand candy smoke?
2006-01-27 12:16:35 PM  
I always liked getting those when the ice cream man came around. Then one day they disappeared.

/Wonders if it was banned here in NJ
//Cigarette trifecta in play... where's #3!?
2006-01-27 12:17:27 PM  
Got to hand it to the government of Chicago. Crime is high, taxes are insane, traffic is a nightmare, corruption is through the roof, but of course, that doesn't compare to candy ciggarettes. Must be a election year.
2006-01-27 12:18:24 PM  
IrishPirate: candy-flavored cigarettes...not candy cigarettes

I think we're the only two people who actually read the article.

I've had some of the Camel exotic blends, they gave them away free at a bar once, and was actually quite fond of them, but not worth the price. Go for cloves instead.
2006-01-27 12:20:14 PM  
Ew. Those things were pretty nasty anyways.

Zotz, on the other hand...
2006-01-27 12:20:36 PM  
ProdigalSigh: I've had some of the Camel exotic blends, they gave them away free at a bar once, and was actually quite fond of them, but not worth the price. Go for cloves instead.

Ha, ha! You're a filthy SMOKER! Your fingers are yellow, and your hair, clothes, and breath stink! You're gonna die of CANCER!

/buys into the propaganda
2006-01-27 12:20:56 PM  

I don't think even the submitter RTFA
2006-01-27 12:21:24 PM  
Old fashioned goodness;

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After the anti-smoking farkers had their way;

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2006-01-27 12:22:30 PM  
I was never able to get a nice drag smoking those candy cigarettes.
2006-01-27 12:22:44 PM  
ProdigalSigh: Go for cloves instead.

Oh god, I used to have a roommate that smoked those. Couldn't get the smell out of the carpet, had to move instead.
2006-01-27 12:23:04 PM  
I haven't seen candy cigarettes since i was a kid(early 1980s). I assume they went extinct due to pressure from parents groups.

But I guess they still make them in Mexico.
2006-01-27 12:23:47 PM  
From TFA:
By adding tobacco, they are not regulated.

WTF? Tobacco seems to be heavily regulated and taxed to me. Is it different in the midwest?
2006-01-27 12:27:37 PM  
Oh I read the article.
It was boring.
So I made up my own article instead.

//Didn't really RTFA
///Thought candy cigarettes were banned years ago.
2006-01-27 12:29:35 PM  
Ah, the good old days:

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And we used to pretend this stuff was booze:

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2006-01-27 12:31:39 PM  
Why must the city council ruin such a great city. They ban guns, now public smoking. People don't like Nazis. Stop emulating them!
2006-01-27 12:34:54 PM  
countspankulus: I was never able to get a nice drag smoking those candy cigarettes.

You used to be able to take one "drag" of a fresh candy cigarette, then blow out the chalk that surrounded the gummy material.

We thought it was cool to pretend like we were cool, cause none of us were acutally cool..

We could have been cool by smoking actual cigarettes, however, I didn't want my fingers to be yellow, my hair, clothes, and breath to stink, and I certainly did not want to die of CANCER! So I just played with transformers instead.
2006-01-27 12:36:44 PM  
I remember candy cigs! I will say, I dont blame my mom for taking them away from me. It is kinda sick. But then again, I also used to "play" smoke with twizzlers...
2006-01-27 12:37:47 PM  
I love those candy cigs. They were especially handy right after I quit smoking.
2006-01-27 12:38:10 PM  

Ahhhhhhh, the liquid filled slurpees. You could drink all the sugar water, chew on all the wax till the sugar was gone, then use the wax to build castles and planes....
2006-01-27 12:39:10 PM  
I feel the same way about toy guns.
2006-01-27 12:40:28 PM  
RTFA flames in 3... 2...
2006-01-27 12:40:53 PM  
The message here is clear: START SMOKING

/ yes, I posted this in the other smoking thread.

But all this farcical nonsense is amusing...
2006-01-27 12:42:47 PM  
Sticky Hands

He he.
Reminds me though, I had one of those 'pop" pistols when I was a kid. Ran a tape of gun powder dots through a little firing pin. Pretty cool.
Yeah I was a tomboy.
2006-01-27 12:45:57 PM  
Your dog wants smokes
2006-01-27 12:46:06 PM  
Those things were great!
Take a whole roll of that tape and a couple of big rocks ...
2006-01-27 12:47:30 PM  
"Ahh what I wouldn't give for a drag! Just one drag!"

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2006-01-27 12:57:09 PM  
Quite obvious VERY few commenters read the article at all... now why would that be? I think its pretty obvious. The headline is not surprising. If someone in Chicago HAD come up with a ban against candy cigarettes and gotten people to vote for it and pass it into law, no one would be surprised.

That is a terrible commentary on our society. We've gone from believing in inalienable rights to believing that if we can't give the government a damned good reason why we want to do something, they should be allowed to make it illegal. If you think like this, be assured, when the revolution comes, I will put you up against the wall and end you.
2006-01-27 12:57:58 PM  
/not even half joking
2006-01-27 12:58:41 PM  
For everyone from the other thread who says "Its not like they are banning smoking everywhere" well guess what, they just did, with a flavor of cigarettes.
2006-01-27 01:00:12 PM  
If you think like this, be assured, when the revolution comes, I will put you up against the wall and end you.

Of course they get a blindfold then, but wouldn't it be damn funny if they ask for a cigarette?
2006-01-27 01:09:37 PM  
LineNoise: Of course they get a blindfold then, but wouldn't it be damn funny if they ask for a cigarette?

That is the funniest thing I've read in a long time. Kudos.

/Still Laughing
2006-01-27 01:11:23 PM  
LineNoise: Being the proponent of personal choice that I am, I would gladly oblige them a cigarette. Even a candy one.
2006-01-27 01:40:28 PM  
SecretAgentWoman [Total*Fark]
Ah, the good old days

I bought some candy cigarettes the other day in a little mom 'n pop store (only 25 cents a box!!) Lady who worked there said they sell them like crazy.

/By the way, I did RTFA
2006-01-27 01:41:43 PM  
Is it just me, or is this article (and headline) being horribly misleading by referring to flavored cigarettes, such as Camel's exotic blends, as "candy flavored?"

I don't think the article is referring to actual candy.
2006-01-27 01:57:02 PM  
It's just you. Anyone with any reading comprehension skills would read between the lines that the article is really about Al Capone and the Wrigley's Chewing Gum Company's mob-hold on the Chicago confection market.

/Long winded way to say, I didn't read the article
2006-01-27 02:17:16 PM  
BTW, menthol = mint, in case anyone was wondering about reasons for confusion.
2006-01-27 02:48:49 PM  
Around here they say candy sticks on the package, but they still have the one end on them painted red. If you're going to call them something other than candy cigarettes then don't paint the ends on them. I always liked the bubble gum ones best because they we're wrapped in paper and when you blew in it powder sugar smoke came out.
2006-01-27 03:30:47 PM  

This article reminded me how badly I need a candy cig. I used to get them by the caseload in high school. 10 cents a box! Then they went up to a quarter. Then they became individually shrink-wrapped at 70 cents. Now I can't find them anywhere. Stupid PC jerks campaigning against real cigarettes stole my candy, and the real cigarettes are still here!

Way to go, guys. Way to go.

/rant mode OFF
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