a fair in onamia seeling fake cigerets to young chrildren

Kimberly - posted on 06/06/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )

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i went to onamia days yesterday its a fair in a different town and me and my mother in law were wathing these kids puff on fake smokes they had recieved from a booth. we found out whitch booth and told them exactly how wrong it is for them to be promoting smoking to such a young age. they did tell us they romoved them from sale, but who in there right mind would sell them in the first place.

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Kimberly - posted on 06/07/2011

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well see its not illegal to have them and we did not see the kid purchasing it from that booth. thats the whole problem yeah i talked to a cop, and as soon as we said something to the man at the booth he took them out of the booth.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/07/2011

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Hmmmmm....I would have found a cop asap, and gotten their booth kicked out.

Kimberly - posted on 06/07/2011

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well i remember the candy cigerets i used to buy those all the time and ate them lol. that was when i was about nine. and younger. but they were all white and just a stick, almost like the like-em sticks with the koolaid packets or what ever, the dip and lick sticks. no one really looked at those any different than any other candy really growing up. but these there was almost no difference in the real thing and the fake. except one could be smoked. that is totally promoting smoking. i just dont understand what would you do with them. i cant picture you can really play with them, you cant eat them, you cant honestly smoke them. why would there be any such thing as a fake cigeret, if we wanted a cigeret we would have bought the real thing if we were old enough. so the only reason people sell them or even have them in the frist place is to promote smoking in young chrildren and its wrong to even have fake cigerets. in my personal feelings those that i saw should be banned

Krista - posted on 06/07/2011

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Yeah, they used to have them here. Popeye candy cigarettes. Now they're Popeye candy sticks.

Kimberly - posted on 06/07/2011

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oh i agree. they never had them any other years but these, i have never even seen. they had the paper and the butt the exact color of a cigeret. and i guess one of them thought it looked so real and tryd to smoke it. i do smoke but i feel i am a responcible smoker my kid doesnt see me smoking and its never in the house or in my car. and i tell every one else there is no smoking around my child.

Jodi - posted on 06/07/2011

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That's right. I just haven't seen them in ages. Probably looking in the wrong places.

Jodi - posted on 06/07/2011

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You can still get those Loureen, they just call them something different now.....or did they finally ban them altogether recently?

Charlie - posted on 06/06/2011

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I remember buying candy "fags" ( candy ciggerettes ) as a child , they looked so real ......That was 24 years ago .

Becky - posted on 06/06/2011

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I would have thought that this would fall under marketing cigarettes to children and would therefore, be illegal. Even if it's not, they should be ashamed of themselves!

Kimberly - posted on 06/06/2011

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it almost made me feel like i will never take my child to another carnival ever. well there is no way to prove who did it and no way to prove they didnt get it from an older kid. thats the whole problem, still makes me so mad i saw the cigeret it looked so real. as it is my husbands two younger brothers just started smoking this summer the second they turned 18. thats bad enough i say if you have made it the 18 years with out starting dont pick it up lol. i am honestly trying to quit, i have the new electronic smoke. i cannot believe how many chemicals i am addicted to. this ciggeret all it has is nicotien and water vapor i have had to start by slowing down, i cant do that cold turkey. me and my husband both are really wanting to quit and now we have his two brothers starting and a carnival passing out fake smokes to minors.

Lacye - posted on 06/06/2011

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Oh my god! that is horrible! it's one thing for an adult to smoke but little kids don't need to be smoking, even if they are fake cigarettes.

Bridgette - posted on 06/06/2011

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That is horrible - like young kids need another reason to start smoking! They should be fined for contributing to the delinquency of minors.

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