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Chocolate cigarettes “recruit” children to smoking

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 08 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:302

Gallery of Candy Cigarettes phenomenon...

Here is a interesting gallery of the various candy cigrattes packages in the USA and The 4 corners of the globe.

One of the most popular in Canadian stores is Popeye Candy Cigarettes which have now undergone the recent in-vogue name change from "Candy Cigarettes" to "Candy Sticks".

Sticks are usually white and sweet. Many of the sticks are dipped in red foodcoloring at the end to simulate a lit cigarette.

Characters run a transition from mainstream childhood cartoons like Tom and Jerry (which was sold in UK) right through to closer to the real thing.

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12 February 2003
Robert OConnor
Medical Student
University College Dublin