Re: virus: Cigarettes

Drakir (
Mon, 11 Aug 1997 09:31:24 +0100

Eva-Lise Carlstrom wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Aug 1997, Drakir wrote:
> > What about people who smoke brands which aren't advertised? For
> > example, there are this brand of Cigarettes called "Chess" over here in
> > England, and I've only ever seen them on sale in one shop, and I've
> > never seen them advertised. Presumably people smoke them, else they'd
> > have gone out of business, so how do people end up smoking them
> > (expecially as they are really rough on the throat!). I smoke Silk Cut
> > Ultra Lights because they have the lowest nicotine /and/ tar content. I
> > don't think I've ever seen them advertised.
> Well, I have. Silk Cut runs ads with no words in them, clever visual
> puns. I saw one in the London Underground 13 years ago, and one about 6
> years ago on the back cover of _Punch_. The latter showed a pair of
> scissors feeding a scrap of ribbon to baby pairs of scissors in a nest,
> with the "Her Majesty's Government has determined" warning the only text
> present. Had I not previously heard of the brand, I wouldn't have had a
> clue, and as it was it took me a while. The tube ad I can't actually
> remember, but on seeing the _Punch_ ad I realized I'd seen a similar one
> in London years before and not known what it meant. So, anyway, they do
> advertise, and clearly fairly effectively as image-survival goes. But I'm
> still not buying them.

Silk Cut ads are fairly abundant, but I was refering mainly to the Silk
Cut /Ultra/ cigarettes. Unfortunately, my whole argument was utterly
destroyed over the weekend when I saw my first SC Ultra bill-board!!!!
It's funny how things all happen at the same time, isn't it!

I heard something a bit disturbing on Saturday night, actually.
Apparently, low tar cigarettes are much smoother than high tar ones, so
they're taken down deeper into the lungs, into all the nooks and
crannies of your respiratory system, where the small quantities of tar
are sufficient to cause cancer anyway, just in a different place. Oh
bugger :(

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