Candy Cigarettes

Back as far as 1888 ads can be found for Candy Cigarettes. Those were chocolate cylinders wrapped in cigarette type papers and sold in cigarette type boxes.

In the 1930’s, Cigarettes were not known to be negative and the sugary cigarettes were sold to kids without giving it a second thought. They would even put powdered sugar on the wrappings so you could simulate blowing smoke.

It was in the 1950’s and 1960’s that the health concerns of the real cigarettes became known worldwide but the yummy bubblegum cigarettes were sold in most places . I remember being able to buy them anytime I wanted when I was a kid.

After the 1970 bill consideration to ban them, the word cigarette was removed from most packages and replaced with “sticks”. A lot of countries, and some states, have banned the sale, so some children won’t be enticed to smoke, but you can still buy them today.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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