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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

HERE IS YOUR BRAIN ON BUBBLE GUM

Candy and gum in the shape of tobacco products soon may go up in smoke if one New Jersey town has its way.


Woodbridge is considering banning chocolate cigars and bubble gum shredded to resemble chewing tobacco in all shops across the township, according to council members, because it may lead to "potentially dangerous behavior."

The nonprofit Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids claims several studies have shown that kids who play with candy cigarettes are more likely to become smokers when they get older.

Woodbridge already bans vendors it licenses from selling toys or candy in the shape of tobacco at public events. Ireland has outlawed candy cigarettes, and they have been restricted in parts of Canada and Australia.

And just how will the warning labels will read? Chocolate cigarettes may cause obesity in young children with a propensity to develop bad habits that taste so good. And they will rot your teeth.



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5 Comments:

Anonymous proofreader said...

should also ban toy guns then.

Wed Sep 26, 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous rotten teeth said...

what happened to my other blog post?

Wed Sep 26, 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christian Defense League wants to ban Count Chocula, Frankenberry and Booberry cereals because they will cause children to become ghosts, undead, or composite monsters. PETA wants to ban Animal Crackers, Swedish Fish, Gummy Bears and Gummy Worms because they may encourage hunting and meat-eating when children grow up. Muslims want to ban Swedish cartoonists because they will cause children to grow up to disrespect Allah and Mohammed. The DMV wants to ban Shrinkydinks, because it exposes children to slang for male body parts and they may become sex addicts as adults, and on, and on....What about Blow Pops?

Wed Sep 26, 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Can grow up to be a presidential intern? :}

Thu Sep 27, 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Pete said...

There is nothing better than a real Macanudo or an Ashton cigar.
I grew up with parents who smoked.
The house was usually enveloped in a cloud of smoke. My grandparents,all my aunts and uncles smoked.My dad would tell me stories of "the good ole"days when cigarettes were a penny a piece and sold loose in bins.
It was this influence and peer pressure that ultimately led me into smoking.
I do not remember having candy cigarettes as a kid although they were readily available.
I have long since given up cigarettes,about 7 years ago.
I still on occasion will enjoy a fine cigar.Ashes Cigar Restaurant in Red Bank is even owned in part by a Doctor.
The dangers of smoking would best be addressed early on in grade school not at the candy store level.

Thu Sep 27, 08:01:00 AM  

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