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RIP Marlboro Lights

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by WaylonJennings, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Not really.

    They are turning into Marlboro Gold to comply with new FDA regulations banning words like "light" and "mild":


    Apparently some want to ban color-coding, as well, as the next step. Push this too far, and the FDA is going to get an introduction to Big Tobacco's friend the United States Constitution.
  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    At which point Marlboro's suppliers will be introduced to "slashed Federal farm subsidies."

  3. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    I think there was a comedian who asked what was better about a "light" cigarette; did they give you a less-fatal form of lung disease or did the resulting disease just kill you slower?
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I should get thoughts from the cute news reporter and Marlboro Lights loyalist on the other side of my cubicle.
  5. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member


    Might as well just ride off into the sunset.
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  6. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Lotsa folks still call Marlboro reds "Cowboy killers."
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    If they smoke they poke.

    - Wisdom I was too dumb to figure out in high school.
  8. Which is fine. But to outright start banning color-coding is just outrageous.

    Obviously Lights and Ultra-Lights are aimed at 20-something social smokers. People don't smoke them because they're safer. They smoke them because they're easier to smoke than Reds. At some point, adults should be allowed to make decisions for themselves. And I say this as someone whose father has been in miserable health for years because of cigarettes.
  9. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    I will say this, as a reformed smoker of 30 years:

    Few things in life seemed as "cool" at the time as buying a hard box of Marlboro Reds for $.35, packing the hell out of them with two or three good slams against your palm, opening the pack, letting a few loose flecks of tobacco fly away when you pulled off the inside wrapper, and then lighting one up and watching the empty paper at the end of the cigarette burn off before you hit the tobacco.

    Man, I absolutely loved Marlboro Reds. Loved them.
  10. ucacm

    ucacm Active Member

    I love smoking a cigarette from time to time. I smoke maybe five cigarettes a year and love every one of them.
  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Yeah, well ...
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  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

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