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I get a few gun magazines and I've noticed there's at least 3 or 4 cigarette ads, Lucky Strike, Marlboro, and a couple others also lots of Skoal ads. I get Guns & Ammo, Handgunner, Shooting Times and The American Rifleman. I get that they need advertising dollars but I don't think it's such a great idea. Just MHO.

 

I also pick up Guns of the Old West now and then but never noticed a cigarette ad in that mag. 

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You notice that article did not say that Marlboro was getting out of the tobacco business. It said it was going to non-smoking. So it's going to dip and chew? Instead of lung cancer you get mouth and throat cancer? Yeah that's much much better.

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You can’t possibly know how little I care!!  With all of the commercials for drugs to prevent the transmission of aids, the commercials for “manscaping”, those commercials for men’s underwear that relocates your genitalia, and some even more disgusting, I’ve ceased to be amazed at the depths to which these outfits will go to hawk their wares!!

 

PATHETIC!!!

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I don't have a problem with cigarette, cigar, chaw or the like in any form of advertising...except tv. Tobacco products are a legal product in the US. I don't don't believe the theory that the ads will make non smokers curious enough to  to smoke. 

 

I smoked 2+ packs of cigarettes for 45 years, quit 10/2/19...the day I went into the hospital for 10 days with bacterial pneumonia. I didn't start smoking because of some ad on tv or a magazine. My start to smoking was directly due to three things, Peer pressure to be "cool", family smoking cigarettes/cigars and the fact that you could swipe a pack of cigarettes at off the counter at 7/11 so easily.  

 

The kids that start smoking/nicotine use these days  is all about peer pressure and the perceived need to look "cool". They think it makes them a scofflaw. It doesn't, just makes them look like idiots....just like I looked like at 14 with a cigarette in my mouth.

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1 hour ago, Thunder Creek Kid said:

Does it bother you because you’re trying to quit??

I quit a loooong time ago!!

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I grew and started smoking cigars to be with the older “cool” crowd lol

 

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We get Marijuana ads on TV up here.

No tobacco ads though. 

 

EDIT: Stoked up my Vapium vaporizer while here and took some CBD for my sore knees. Working as I sit here and my knees aren't aching. 

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31 minutes ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

You can’t possibly know how little I care!!  With all of the commercials for drugs to prevent the transmission of aids, the commercials for “manscaping”, those commercials for men’s underwear that relocates your genitalia, and some even more disgusting, I’ve ceased to be amazed at the depths to which these outfits will go to hawk their wares!!

 

PATHETIC!!!

Not enough to relocate????

 

I tons of email ads to help in that area...I think if I tried all the that stuff...I would be dragging...It is hard to get rid of it....Junk folder does well, but some does slip by...

 

Texas Lizard

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Back in the '70's I bought several bags of Bull Durham, at a local mom & pop grocery store/bait shop.

I put them in some plastic baggies, and I now put one in my front pocket, or vest, and use it as a prop, when I have on my C.A.S. cowboy clothes. 

Could not smoke them now, even if I wanted to. I imagine the tobacco is so dry that if you lit one up, it would burn faster than a flintlock pan of 4 F blackpowder. I can see it now....whish...be like the flash of those old time frontier camera flash devices. 

I see an old bag of Bull Durham, now and again, for sale on e-bay. 

I don't have an issue with cigarette, or cigar advertising. So far, we are still free to smoke...tobacco...that is. My folks, and grandfathers, and uncles, and everyone over the age of puberty, smoked, and I grew up with it all around me.  I also grew up watching it on t.v., and listening to it on the radio. I never smoked, other than try it once, just to see what all the fuss was about. I did not like it, because, for one reason, the next morning, my mouth, and throat, tasted like I figured a New York taxicab floorboard, would taste like.  :blink:

 

 

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Howdy,

I quit because ash blew around in my convertible and I didnt

like ash in my eyes.

I still have a convertible. and a suv with a hole in the roof.

I just like fresh air.

Best

CR

 

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I quit smoking on 7-17-17. That was the day I crashed my Vulcan and went to the hospital. I had been trying to quit. That was my opportunity for change. 
 

I don’t even notice the ads. Actually, I have never noticed the ads. 

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The smartest thing the cigarette companies ever did was to put cigarettes in C rations.  Managed to hook an entire generation.  In the long run they probably killed more American servicemen than the Germans and the Japanese.

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I quit smoking the second 1999 became 2000.

 

As to ads, it's like anything else that offends people: if you don't like to read it, listen to it, drive by it, or associate with it any other way. simply ignore it.  Otherwise you're just as bad as the anti-gunners and others who want to take away our rights because the are offended by them.

 

I don't like people like that regardless of their "offendedness".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The reason I don't like the cig ads is because it gives the anti-gunners and whacked out libs another reason to hate gun owners and paint us as stupid ignorant slobs! 

I don't care who smokes, I did for quite a few years and I enjoyed it. 

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As I read through these posts, several thoughts come to mind. 

 

I still consider myself a young man at 36. I started snuff when I was very young and still struggle with a staying away from it, even though I have been quit for 3 years. I love tobacco but know that it is bad for me and i have lost loved ones from it. The adults in my childhood all used tobacco and were my main influencers (and I read a lot of magazines). 

 

At some point we get to an age to know right from wrong and accept accountability for our own choices. We all know tobacco has risks (even as children), magazine add or not we are accountable. 

 

With the steady stream of morally compromising adds and influences in todays media, I am left thinking tobacco adds in magazines are the least of our problems. This said, we have to teach our children right from wrong and be a part of the media they are consuming. It is a toxic world out there! 

 

Just want to say, I love CAS and the people that are a part of it. Thank you for your thoughts on this one.

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I used to smoke, enjoyed my pipe and cigars.

I started almost in protest to the smoke in meetings I had to attend; reeking clothing, hair etc. 

I stopped when SWMBO got pregnant 44 years ago and despite temptation when I smell a good cigar or a nice pipe tobacco, I've stayed clean.

Well except for the CBD - Cannabis I use when the knee pain gets too bad.

Once this COVID crap is over and I can get the knees replaced, I won't even use that.

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On 7/28/2021 at 5:00 AM, Rye Miles #13621 said:

The reason I don't like the cig ads is because it gives the anti-gunners and whacked out libs another reason to hate gun owners and paint us as stupid ignorant slobs!

 

I think they're a lot more concerned with the GUN ads in gun magazines than the cigarette ads! :blink:

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23 minutes ago, Sixgun Sheridan said:

 

I think they're a lot more concerned with the GUN ads in gun magazines than the cigarette ads! :blink:

Yes that true but I just think it gives them something else to complain about and call us gun owners a bunch of Neanderthals.

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38 minutes ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

Yes that true but I just think it gives them something else to complain about and call us gun owners a bunch of Neanderthals.


I resent being grouped with the Neanderthals!!  It’s readily apparent that I am Cro Magnon!!

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1 hour ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

Yes that true but I just think it gives them something else to complain about and call us gun owners a bunch of Neanderthals.

 

I think we're way past that point with the anti-gunners already.

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1 hour ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

Yes that true but I just think it gives them something else to complain about and call us gun owners a bunch of Neanderthals.

 

I would think that the anti's wouldn't complain at all. They would hope that all of the gun owners would start smoking like the Neanderthals did. As far as I know, there aren't any Neanderthals that are still living except Nancy Pelosi. Not sure about the Jack Links mascot but I don't think he's a Neanderthal, even if he is, he's still smarter than Pelosi.

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7 minutes ago, Cypress Sun said:

 

I would think that the anti's wouldn't complain at all. They would hope that all of the gun owners would start smoking like the Neanderthals did. As far as I know, there aren't any Neanderthals that are still living except Nancy Pelosi. Not sure about the Jack Links mascot but I don't think he's a Neanderthal, even if he is, he's still smarter than Pelosi.


NOW YOU’VE DONE IT!!  You have insulted the Neanderthals!!  
 

There is NO PART of Pelousy that’s anything to do with Earth or humanity!!  Some interstellar buzzard creature crapped on a tombstone and the moon hatched her from the goo!! <_< :lol:

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1 hour ago, Sixgun Sheridan said:

 

I think we're way past that point with the anti-gunners already.

True enough!!

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Any cigarette advertising is illegal in Australia.

 

I assume those magazines must have an export version without the tobacco adds or they couldn't sell them here?

 

The Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992 bans any advertising in Australia that may encourage or persuade people to smoke or use tobacco products. Most state and territory governments also have laws that restrict tobacco sponsorships, point-of-sale advertising and the retail display of tobacco products.

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On 7/28/2021 at 8:00 AM, Rye Miles #13621 said:

The reason I don't like the cig ads is because it gives the anti-gunners and whacked out libs another reason to hate gun owners and paint us as stupid ignorant slobs! 

I don't care who smokes, I did for quite a few years and I enjoyed it. 

 

 

Like I ever gave a s*** what they thought about me anyway......

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19 hours ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

True enough!!

 

Not sure of what you think about Wayne LaPierre, but he and his wife are being assailed in the news media for having gone on a perfectly legal elephant hunt and bringing back pieces of the animal. Apparently a PRO-GUN and PRO-HUNTING advocate isn't supposed to go hunting! Like I said, in their minds we are evil for liking guns and/or hunting, and nothing we do or say is going to change that.

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this caught my eye as well , ive not seen cigarette ads for years and all of a sudden there they are again , will we see them on TV again as well ? im not caring a lot - i never smoked because of an ad nor will i ever smoke cigarettes again but i wonder - did anyone ever stat because of the ads ? 

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6 hours ago, watab kid said:

this caught my eye as well , ive not seen cigarette ads for years and all of a sudden there they are again , will we see them on TV again as well ? im not caring a lot - i never smoked because of an ad nor will i ever smoke cigarettes again but i wonder - did anyone ever stat because of the ads ? 

I think the ads are geared for people that already smoke to try and get them to switch to their brand. I don’t know anyone that ever said they started because an ad. Although back in the 50’s they had doctors recommending certain brands especially menthol. :o

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I stopped smoking on 9-14-95 (it was my 46th birthday).

I never say I quit smoking because I "quit" smoking 3 or 4 times before I finally stopped smoking in 1995.

You really never do "quit" smoking until you are dead.

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Ex-smokers is like what they say in AA meetings.

 

"Hi. I'm Alpo. I'm a smoker. I haven't had a cigarette in 26 years."

 

Once you are addicted to something you never get over the addiction. You just choose not to do it.

 

And if you ever do start up again - you might just smoke one because you remember how good it tasted, then three or four days later you have another one. Then maybe you have one cigarette a day for about a week. But before the month is over you're back up to a pack and a half a day. The only way to quit is to quit, and to stay quit.

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I smoked from about age25 or so until two years ago when my wife HAD to with COPD and is on oxygen, inhalers, nebulizer. Myself, I've got poor circulation and PAD. Walking is getting to be dicey at best any more. Probably shouldn't have started in the first place.:(:blush:

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