The Tobacco Industry is fighting back after they were finally taken to task by Congress for killing Americans and lying about it. It is estimated that the tobacco industry spends some $15 billion per year advertising its products. More and more, Big Tobacco is focusing its advertising dollars, product design and placement on teenagers, with the aim of getting them hooked early. They are even creating tobacco products that are easily concealed in schools and at home. And they're coming up with smokeless products. Camel, for instance, is test marketing tobacco sticks, strips, and orbs. The orbs look a lot like Tic Tacs mints, while the sticks resemble toothpicks, and the strips are much like Listerine breath mint strips. One tobacco lobbyist felt pretty good about this because, in his words, it really reduces the effects of second-hand smoke.
|"All my friends are doing it."|
|The perfume they used? Chanel #5 @ $300/oz. What they smell like? Tobacco smoke.|
|"Blow smoke in her face and she'll follow you anywhere."|
|Ronnie smokes 'em. Shouldn't you?|
|Maybe Ronnie will send some to you for Christmas|
|Baseball banned tobacco use in the minor leagues in 1993,|
but it is still common in the majors.