28 November 2007

“I've kicked the habit Shed my skin This is the new stuff I go dancing in”

From Jezebel: “Print advertisements for Camel No. 9 Cigarettes, the pink-packaged smokes meant to evoke Chanel No. 19 and appeal to the Manolo-obsessed and Cosmo-swilling female consumer, will be pulled from magazines by parent company R.J. Reynolds beginning in 2008. Executives for the company tell the Winston-Salem Journal that the decision to pull all print ads is not based on Congressional protests, but merely a "business decision."

According to the AP, the initial protest — which focused on tobacco advertising in women's magazines— was launched because Camel No. 9 ads "threaten the health of the teenagers and young women who form a large part of [women's magazine] readership.”
Gee, ya think?

If you were paying attention you'd have noted this was the second time today I've mentioned R.J. Reynolds... Hmmmmm

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