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LeighAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:09 PM
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RJ Reynolds to stop running cigarette print ads in 2008
Source: AP via KVAL TV, Eugene Oregon

The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., which has been under intense pressure from anti-smoking groups and members of Congress over print ads for its cigarettes, said Tuesday it would not advertise its brands in newspapers or consumer magazines next year.

The company had been criticized sharply for both its colorful and feminine Camel No. 9 ads, which appeared in fashion magazines and were seen as cynically aimed at young women, and also for a recent ad in Rolling Stone.

In that ad, four pages of Camel cigarette ads bookended Rolling Stone's own material on independent rock music, which was presented in a cartoon-like format. That angered anti-smoking advocates, who said it appeared the whole thing was a Camel ad - and that it recalled the old "Joe Camel" cartoons that were banned because they appeared aimed at children.

R.J. Reynolds spokeswoman Jan Smith said the decision, first reported Tuesday in the Winston-Salem Journal, had been made sometime before October and was unrelated to the Rolling Stone controversy.


Read more: http://www.kval.com/news/national/11885591.html
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:17 PM
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1. Oh, please!
Don't stop pushing the dope!
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:25 PM
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2. I remember growing up
with dancing cig packs of tv. Lots of commercials in those days.
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