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(Bloomberg)   In an effort to reduce the number of Black smokers, a new lawsuit by activists and the AMA wants Big Tobacco to kool it on the menthol   (bloomberg.com) divider line
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2020-10-13 1:22:17 PM  
Why does the AMA hate black smokers?

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2020-10-13 2:05:27 PM  
menthols.  they'll be the death of me.  they're so hard to quit.

my mother smoked salem's.

i started stealing hers, then switched to newport 100s around age 13.
stuck with those until i moved to chicago, where parliament menthol lights were actually cheaper.

moved back to PA and switched over to L&M menthol 100s.

when i started smoking, it was actually legal for me to smoke.  when they changed the law that you had to be 16, was already 16.  when they changed the age to 18, i was already 18.

but why menthols?  when i was 13, i was placed in juvenile.  i'd bum smokes off the other "inmates", and they were black girls, and they all smoked menthols.  some smoked kools, some smoked newports, but none smoked marlboro anything.

on a side note, i started the chantix.
 
2020-10-13 2:10:16 PM  

it's lisa e.: chantix


Good luck quitting, hope you make it.
I also had black friends - grew up in DC, and sure enough at 17 I started smoking full time with Kool Filter Kings. I quit for the first time at around 23, and have been years-on and years-off until 2017 when low-nicotine vaping helped me quit for good.
 
2020-10-13 3:15:27 PM  
This reminds me that I've always loved cigarette ads.  They're so aspirational.

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2020-10-13 3:19:06 PM  
Here's some follow up from Canada (or at least Alberta and Saskatchewan to my knowledge) which did this several years ago.

They'll just end up buying regular smokes instead.
 
2020-10-13 3:23:42 PM  

Stephen_Falken: it's lisa e.: chantix

Good luck quitting, hope you make it.
I also had black friends - grew up in DC, and sure enough at 17 I started smoking full time with Kool Filter Kings. I quit for the first time at around 23, and have been years-on and years-off until 2017 when low-nicotine vaping helped me quit for good.


Good luck with the Chantix... I tried that for 6 months and once I was out of Chantix I went directly back.
Vaping is a substitute, at least you can lower the nicotine level as you progress to finally secede
 
2020-10-13 3:31:58 PM  

Rapmaster2000: This reminds me that I've always loved cigarette ads.  They're so aspirational.

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2020-10-13 3:57:22 PM  
Chappelle's Show - I Know Black People Pt. 1
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2020-10-13 4:10:16 PM  
I love the assumption that if they were not menthol cigs then cig adds couldn't possibly target black people.

I love any assumption so bad it makes obvious how much we lack in critical thinking skills.
Well obvious to those of us with any critical thinking skills that is. ;)


" Menthol is an issue of particular concern for communities of color. An estimated 86% of Black smokers use menthol cigarettes, compared with 46% of Hispanic smokers, 39% of Asian smokers, and 29% of White smokers, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "


And this means that it has nothig to do with targeted ads at all, it's the flavor that makes this happen. White people have a genetic trait that makes them less susceptible to menthol flavoring addiction than other skin colors.
Once we remove menthol flavor, the marketing will no longer work on minorities any more.
 
2020-10-13 4:15:33 PM  
Seen a lot of smokers go on Chantix and completely fail to quit smoking.
 
2020-10-13 5:29:41 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Seen a lot of smokers go on Chantix and completely fail to quit smoking.


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2020-10-13 5:39:08 PM  

Autoerotic Defenestration: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Seen a lot of smokers go on Chantix and completely fail to quit smoking.

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this is 100% accurate.
 
2020-10-13 5:45:37 PM  
Random Anonymous Blackmail:

Good luck with the Chantix... I tried that for 6 months and once I was out of Chantix I went directly back.
Vaping is a substitute, at least you can lower the nicotine level as you progress to finally secede



thanks!  i did 3 months of chantix in 2012.  i stopped smoking for 2 years.
(i never say "i quit" smoking.  it's always "i stopped")

i've tried everything over the past 30 years - gum, patches, vaping, cold turkey, hypnosis, acupuncture, wellbutrin, etc.  it's really tough.
 
2020-10-13 7:19:21 PM  
This is another well-intentioned idea for dealing with addiction thought up by some nice, moderately smart person who has never been an addict.
 
2020-10-13 7:41:55 PM  

it's lisa e.: Random Anonymous Blackmail:

Good luck with the Chantix... I tried that for 6 months and once I was out of Chantix I went directly back.
Vaping is a substitute, at least you can lower the nicotine level as you progress to finally secede


thanks!  i did 3 months of chantix in 2012.  i stopped smoking for 2 years.
(i never say "i quit" smoking.  it's always "i stopped")

i've tried everything over the past 30 years - gum, patches, vaping, cold turkey, hypnosis, acupuncture, wellbutrin, etc.  it's really tough.


None of that works without a true desire to quit. Not with smokes, drugs or alcohol. There is no silver bullet. If you won't struggle, fight with yourself and live through the suck, don't kid yourself or waste your time.
 
2020-10-13 8:39:36 PM  

Autoerotic Defenestration: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Seen a lot of smokers go on Chantix and completely fail to quit smoking.

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Never really did the gum cuz it tastes like ass but holy shiat did I have some pantsfilling nightmares when I was on the patch.
 
2020-10-13 11:38:34 PM  
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2020-10-14 1:30:05 AM  
Thanks to legal cannabis, I quite smoking tobacco in Feb. Now I don't even miss it, even without the cannabis.
 
2020-10-14 3:06:36 PM  
my mother smoked salem's

This right here is probably the reason I was the only non smoker in the family. JFC, those things stink. And somehow taste worse than they smell.
 
2020-10-14 3:32:10 PM  

it's lisa e.: my mother smoked salem's.


My ex smoked Salems.

Which is fitting because she's a farkin witch
 
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