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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

50,000 hits

My blog's 50,000th hit came last month on April 21st.

50,000 hits in 94 months is a nice accomplishment for a blog of this nature.

My blog now has over 50,730 hits.

Marlboro Light packs will stay on here

I could add images of Newport packs on here since that's the brand I smoke.  But in the pre-FSC days (and the pre days of seeing double digit pack prices), I smoked Marlboro Lights (including the ML MENTHOL Lights) now and then.  If a lady offers me a ML, I cant turn her down.

Marlboro Lights is a good brand for ladies since they're all-white cigs in the US.  I enjoyed em when I was in my 20s.  But I cant imagine myself smoking a Marlboro Light now since it would feel like I'm smoking air for a cig.  (I never tried the Marlboro ULs before)

I'll take a Red or a Marlboro 27 for a regular cig.  Marb 27s are the ones in the brown packs.  And they taste a lil like Camels with the caramel flavor in em.

My blog will be having an 8th anniversary in June

On my More board, I place a new More ad in the board's header every 2 weeks.

I plan on changing the theme of this blog as a way of applying the idea on here.  I'm still gonna keep this a pro-smoking blog in general.  And if I come across a smoking-related article (I personally dont like talking about e-cig related articles) I'll share it.

But as a way of not making this blog look dead, I'm gonna start picking out 3 ads per month to share on here, and give my thoughts on them.   I'm more interested in sharing my thoughts on ads for Marlboro, Newport, and Virginia Slims for example.   I even wouldnt mind sharing my thoughts on the classical Joe Camel ads.  Since a lotta kids from the 90s recognized Joe more than Mickey Mouse.

I dont think RJR was targeting kids with the Joe Camel ads.  Because I know I wouldnt be tempted to buy a pack of Camels just because I saw a Joe cartoon character.  Marlboro Reds taste better than Camels to me.  Cartoon characters in cig ads werent common at all.  Not even during the 40s and 50s when Big Tobacco made cigs sound like a form of medicine in their ads (ie:  "Smoke a KOOL if you have a sore throat.")

Speaking of Kool, the Kool Penguin is the only other cartoon character I saw in cig ads.  The Flintstones appeared in TV ads for Winston in the 60s.  But not in the Winston "paper ads" from that decade.

Where are my ads gonna come from?  Well, here's one site with tons of cig ads from all decades of the 20th century.  Actually includes e-cig ads from the modern era as well.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Smoking Ban in New Orleans

Sounds like the new smoking ban in New Orleans is not getting positive feedback at all from the owners especially.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Remove Tobacco Colon Cancer ad

I signed this petition.  Its sad if people actually believe smoking causes ALL types of cancer and not just colon cancer.  The pic I saw from the ad is a lil offensive to me.  I almost thought she was holding up a diaper.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Woman smokes on plane...while thinking of Fidel Castro!


Smoking a cig on a plane is bold.  But her idol raises some eyebrows.  I see she got charged for disorderly conduct and Penn State is SERIOUSLY looking into this matter?  Smoking on a plane may be illegal in modern times.  But there's nothing to investigate when it comes to simply smoking a legal product. 

I could see an investigation going on if she was a criminal in disguise.  Oh wait...I guess smoking on a plane makes her a "criminal" in itself.

Smoking a cig anywhere, whether its illegal or not, aint disorderly conduct in the true sense.

Monday, March 23, 2015

More Smokers board's new location

I learned Boardhost zapped a lot of smoking boards cause (according to them) the boards violated their TOS by having "obscene material."  Since when did the topic of smoking become "obscene material?"   Since they used to have smoking boards for the past 15 years, the smoking boards didnt violate their TOS back then.  But all of a sudden, a smoking board is obscene?  LBVS

Here's the new location for the More cigarettes brand's forum.

My thoughts on e-cigs

A reader on my blog asked me if I view e-cigs as a menace.  Or a blessing.

Well when e-cigs first came out in the late 2000s, they certainly were not as big back then as they are in 2015.   They were initially marketed as a quit smoking tool.  But I viewed them more as a "blessing" for people who wanted to work around indoor smoking bans.

I've heard from two ladies who actually tried vaping (the term used to describe someone using an e-cig).  And both of them hated it.   I tend to agree smoking a traditonal cig sounds more pleasurable than sucking a device which produces no smoke but "liquid nic."

And despite the fact they're tobacco free and smoke free, a lotta places still treat e-cigs as normal cigs.  As in "If you wanna vape, take it outside like those who smoke the normal cigs!"  I dont think it's fair to treat vapers like smokers.  Unless there's a 2nd hand vaping lie I never heard of before.

Since I'm not interested in e-cigs, I dont wanna call them a blessing.  But its disrespectful (in my eyes) to tell someone to vape outside when he/she is not smoking at all.  I dont think e-cigs are a menace.  Since I still see people with Newports when I DO spend time outside at places.   I have never seen someone with an e-cig in public before.

I dunno if its true e-cigs help people quit smoking for real.  I definitely know its just as tough for minors to buy em as it is for teens trying to buy traditional cigs.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Raising the legal age to 25 for buying tobacco products


This is actually my first blog post for 2015.  But this smoking/tobacco topic certainly warrants attention.

Raising the tobacco age to 25 will NOT save lives.  If people wanna save lives, putting an end to gun violence can help.  Raising the age to 25 would be a sick joke really.  People are gona find a way to get their cigs/e-cigs, even if the age was raised to 30.

Its a wonder why raising the alcohol age to 25 was never considered before.  Oh yeah, it's because (as antismokers would say) drinking only effects the drinker.  And not the people around him/her.  If an intoxicated person starts hitting me outta the clear blue sky, the the effects of drinking would affect me as the non-drinker then.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A New Orleans smoking ban is bad for businesses and tourism

A smoking ban in New Orleans would hurt that town's revenues from tourists (as well as hurting revenues in the bars).