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(EuroNews)   European Union votes to ban menthol cigarettes, finally eliminating the only refreshing smell tourists experience while visiting France   (euronews.com) divider line 71
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2013-07-12 09:19:35 AM  
farking tobacco lobby. I'm surprised they didn't have the inventor of the e-cig whacked before they were even introduced.
 
2013-07-12 09:21:55 AM  

Mugato: farking tobacco lobby. I'm surprised they didn't have the inventor of the e-cig whacked before they were even introduced.


I'm surprised they're not unleashing their legions of lobbyists to have them banned.
 
2013-07-12 10:30:13 AM  
I guess that's as close as we can get to a 'Kool' tag.
 
2013-07-12 10:40:00 AM  

Aarontology: Mugato: farking tobacco lobby. I'm surprised they didn't have the inventor of the e-cig whacked before they were even introduced.

I'm surprised they're not unleashing their legions of lobbyists to have them banned.


It's too late.  I'm not going back to real cigarettes.  If they get them banned I'll quit them.  I probably will anyway.

Where do they get the nicotine for e-cigs?   I assume it's tobacco.  It might be good to regulate them a little bit so as to at least label whatever crap is in the liquids though.
 
2013-07-12 10:40:58 AM  
Nanny Union
 
2013-07-12 10:55:53 AM  
How much can they possibly lose in sales? Are there really that many black people in Europe?
 
2013-07-12 10:57:42 AM  
They have half a billion people in China hooked on the things; I doubt the tobacco companies will care.
 
2013-07-12 10:59:23 AM  
I bought an E-Cig two weeks ago. While they aren't quite like a real cig, I've gone from a pack a day to about 2 cigs per day while using the electronic.
 
2013-07-12 11:10:55 AM  
That explains the story of a guy that was found to have been hoarding hundreds of thousands of menthol cigarettes. He knew it was coming and what did they do? They took them from him. Just like the government here will take whatever you're hoarding away from you in the interest of 'public safety'.
 
2013-07-12 11:23:42 AM  

logieal: They took them from him.


One of the former chancellors of Germany just admitted to have hoarded tens of thousands methol cigarettes because he anticipated the EU ban.
 
2013-07-12 11:27:43 AM  

Aarontology: Mugato: farking tobacco lobby. I'm surprised they didn't have the inventor of the e-cig whacked before they were even introduced.

I'm surprised they're not unleashing their legions of lobbyists to have them banned.


They took the other route.... Lorillard (Newports) owns Blu E-cig and I'm sure the others have gotten into the game.
 
2013-07-12 11:39:24 AM  

ArkAngel: How much can they possibly lose in sales? Are there really that many black people in Europe?


Well, they got *real* black people there. Like, just off the boat from Sudan a week ago.

/Besides, most of italy is black.
//The moors, you know...
 
2013-07-12 11:45:57 AM  

LemSkroob: ArkAngel: How much can they possibly lose in sales? Are there really that many black people in Europe?

Well, they got *real* black people there. Like, just off the boat from Sudan a week ago.

/Besides, most of italy is black.
//The moors, you know...


Moops!
 
2013-07-12 11:48:30 AM  

Aarontology: Mugato: farking tobacco lobby. I'm surprised they didn't have the inventor of the e-cig whacked before they were even introduced.

I'm surprised they're not unleashing their legions of lobbyists to have them banned.


I'm surprised they haven't cornered the market and also expanded into legal MJ cigs.
 
2013-07-12 11:54:34 AM  
www.refinedguy.com
Europe will never be as cool as this guy.
 
2013-07-12 12:06:43 PM  
So when is France going to ban unshaved armpits?
 
2013-07-12 12:11:46 PM  
retro-ads.net
 
2013-07-12 12:15:48 PM  

tricycleracer: [retro-ads.net image 600x800]


You gotta admit, these smoking guys look totally cool.

www.adclassix.com
I think this is the world's first hipster.
 
2013-07-12 12:19:43 PM  

Rapmaster2000: tricycleracer: [retro-ads.net image 600x800]

You gotta admit, these smoking guys look totally cool.

[www.adclassix.com image 400x522]
I think this is the world's first hipster.


He probably shares a Williamsburg apartment with this woman:

171.67.24.121
 
2013-07-12 12:30:26 PM  

gfid: Where do they get the nicotine for e-cigs?   I assume it's tobacco.


It's tobacco.
 
2013-07-12 12:40:08 PM  
Wasn't there just a story a few days ago about a paranoid French octogenarian hoarding these because he was afraid they were going to be banned? Looks like he got out in front of that one.
 
2013-07-12 12:46:23 PM  
www.bambootrading.com
 
2013-07-12 12:47:35 PM  
www.bambootrading.com
 
2013-07-12 12:51:41 PM  

majestic: I bought an E-Cig two weeks ago. While they aren't quite like a real cig, I've gone from a pack a day to about 2 cigs per day while using the electronic.


Congratulations! You're doing yourself a huge favor.
 
2013-07-12 01:11:40 PM  

impaler: gfid: Where do they get the nicotine for e-cigs?   I assume it's tobacco.

It's tobacco.


Uh, no it's not. That's the whole point.
 
2013-07-12 01:44:06 PM  

ArkAngel: How much can they possibly lose in sales? Are there really that many black people in Europe?


Came to ask precisely this.
 
2013-07-12 01:46:34 PM  

Mugato: impaler: gfid: Where do they get the nicotine for e-cigs?   I assume it's tobacco.

It's tobacco.

Uh, no it's not. That's the whole point.


Uh, yes it was my point anyway.  If the nicotine comes from tobacco it doesn't mean the tobacco industry is dead, just they're method of packaging the nicotine they get from it.

And I'd rather get my nicotine liquid from one of the evil American tobacco corporations than some dodgy factory in China.
 
2013-07-12 01:51:12 PM  
Sure, ban menthols, but leave Gitanes & Gauloises (which smell like ass) on the market.
 
2013-07-12 01:53:22 PM  
...and while I'm at it....

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-07-12 02:08:24 PM  
image1.frequency.com
No one knows why...
 
2013-07-12 02:08:58 PM  
When I worked at the cancer stick factory, keeping the methols and non-menthol stuff separate was about they cared about.  Apparently a drop of menthol can ruin an entire batch of non-menthols, and the equipment is all but impossible to clean enough after a batch.
 
2013-07-12 02:14:16 PM  
I'm not a smoker so please forgive a dumb question: What's the deal with menthols? Do they give smokers minty fresh lungs??
 
2013-07-12 02:20:55 PM  

Mugato: farking tobacco lobby. I'm surprised they didn't have the inventor of the e-cig whacked before they were even introduced.


This is a bad move even for regular tobacco. The precedent has been set and I'd expect to see a gradual tightening of regs until all tobacco products ultimately receive bans. The gradual strangulation of that which you hate is the bureaucratic way.
 
2013-07-12 02:28:52 PM  
So now menthol cigarettes will be sold only on the black market?
 
2013-07-12 02:35:34 PM  

xoxo: I'm not a smoker so please forgive a dumb question: What's the deal with menthols? Do they give smokers minty fresh lungs??


The taste
 
2013-07-12 02:37:55 PM  

jst3p: So now menthol cigarettes will be sold only on the black market?


what you did there...I see it.
 
2013-07-12 02:40:28 PM  
First they came for the Pink Champale, and I said nothing, because I did not drink Pink Champale...
 
2013-07-12 02:40:32 PM  

xoxo: I'm not a smoker so please forgive a dumb question: What's the deal with menthols? Do they give smokers minty fresh lungs??


They have a minty taste. They do not have a minty smell. Not by a long shot. Good for cokeheads (the mint taste comes through the drip) and anyone who doesn't like the taste of tobacco* cigarette smoke, but still wants to look "kool."

*Cigarette tobacco is so damned processed I have a hard time calling it tobacco (American Spirits and Nat Shermans excepted).
/Switched to e-cigs years ago
//Still remembers
 
2013-07-12 02:43:37 PM  

xoxo: I'm not a smoker so please forgive a dumb question: What's the deal with menthols? Do they give smokers minty fresh lungs??


The only smoker girlfriend I had smoked menthols and it didn't bother me at all. I couldn't imagine dating a smoker of regular cigarettes.
 
2013-07-12 02:47:57 PM  
There seems to be a lot of interns with the tobacco companies in this thread.
 
2013-07-12 02:55:09 PM  
My first impression of smoking came from reading Watership Downs.  I've never gotten over a bunny's perspective of the burning white sticks.

/end csb
 
2013-07-12 03:41:18 PM  
Not happy...
static.tvtropes.org
 
2013-07-12 03:43:16 PM  

xoxo: I'm not a smoker so please forgive a dumb question: What's the deal with menthols? Do they give smokers minty fresh lungs??


Basically like smoking with a Halls lozenge in your mouth (which probably makes no sense to a non-smoker).  Back when I used to smoke, I thought they tasted like garbage.  If I was bumming one and my buddies only had menthols, I would accept that I wouldn't be smoking that night.  I think certain people are just more attuned to that particular flavor combination.
 
2013-07-12 04:05:07 PM  

Mugato: impaler: gfid: Where do they get the nicotine for e-cigs?   I assume it's tobacco.

It's tobacco.

Uh, no it's not. That's the whole point.


What, you think they synthesize nicotine?

Nope, they extract it from tobacco. It's also were the nicotine for the gum and patch come from.
 
2013-07-12 04:23:39 PM  

impaler: Nope, they extract it from tobacco. It's also were the nicotine for the gum and patch come from.


Yeah, but it's recycled. they get the tobacco and nicotine from butts in gutters, and smoker stands outside of office buildings, and from urinals in rural bars, and from discarded patches and wads of ABC nicotine gum.
 
2013-07-12 04:24:41 PM  

daemoncan: ...and while I'm at it....

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 195x258]


I smoked a pack of those.
they were really smooth.
 
2013-07-12 04:31:17 PM  
The only menthol cig that's worth smoking:

farm4.static.flickr.com

Can't find 'em anywhere anymore.
 
2013-07-12 04:56:43 PM  
I've smoked exactly two cigarettes in my life, the first was a Pall Mall unfiltered when I was 16....basically felt like shiat for a couple hours after and that was that.  Second one was a Kool Menthol (might have been a "100", don't remember), to this day, I still get nauseous just smelling minty stuff....nasty shiat!
 
2013-07-12 05:00:42 PM  
Menthol cigarettes are banned in the EU?  If only I was an enterprising young criminal with access to these products.  I might stand to make quite a bit of money smuggling them in.
 
2013-07-12 05:15:12 PM  

xoxo: I'm not a smoker so please forgive a dumb question: What's the deal with menthols? Do they give smokers minty fresh lungs??


I have heard that menthol / clove cigarettes numb the mouth / throat / lungs so you can smoke more and you are less likely to cough.
 
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