I have already submitted a review on these cigarettes but I have decided to do a more detailed review this time. Okay, well for starters, I love these cigarettes. I am a regular Camel smoker. I smoke mostly anything from RJ Reynolds. But these cigs are great. They have that really nice Camel flavor that you can’t find anywhere else. The flavor is a sweet tasting tobacco with a little bit of nuttiness. Very excellent flavor. The burn is nice and even and if you pack them extra good, they burn pretty slow. Camel changed their blend of the Wides sometime in 2008. I have never smoked the old blend, but be that as I may, I still really enjoy these cigs. The taste is good, the burn is slow and these are all around a great smoke. They are wider than the standard cigarette which gives it a smoother drag. It also feels nice in your hand because of the wider gauge. They have a short stubby filter and pretty much look like a regular cig. These are by far my favorite and regular cigarettes. I definitely recommend these to anyone who likes Camels.
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Camel cigarettes under fire for targeting kids—again
Posted by Mark J. Miller on May 31, 2013 03 32 PM
The Camel cigarette brand has long been the subject of scrutiny over its ad tactics. Its controversial cartoon mascot, Joe Camel, was abandoned in 1997 after a 10 year run as ad watchdogs feared that he would entice youngsters. Back in 2010, the brand got some grief for introducing Camel Orbs, a mint like tablet that contains ground tobacco with cinnamon or mint flavoring. The tablets could have been easily mistaken for candy by kids, but the product remains on the market today.
Now Camel is getting another round of rage from such folks as the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and a few other health organizations for a new ad that they feel is going against the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement that prohibits tobacco manufacturers from advertising to kids, according to the Associated Press. The group has sent a letter to Tobacco Committee Co Chairs of the National Association of Attorneys General to ask them to investigate.
The ads in question are for Camel Crush, a cigarette that contains a capsule in its filter that releases a menthol flavor. The print ads ran in the April, May and June issues of 24 different magazines such as People and Sports Illustrated. Camel s owner, Reynolds American Inc., which has dealt with plenty of lawsuits and complaints about its products over the years, says that it specifically selected print publications with audiences that are more than 85 percent adult in order to avoid this problem, the AP notes. And while that may be true, the group claims that the teen readership of the magazines in question adds up to 12.9 million, according to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.
“We believe that R.J. Reynolds’ new ad campaign does directly or indirectly target youth because the entire ad buy is reaching millions of youth and several of the individual magazines have large youth readerships,” the group wrote in a letter, according to “The new ad uses bold colors and graphics that highlight the crushable capsule, which could be particularly appealing to young people. R.J. Reynolds has long recognized the potential appeal of such products to youth, noting in one internal document that the ideal youth cigarette should include ‘some useful, demonstrable novelty in filter, mouthpiece, package or other aspect of the product system.'”
It shouldn t come as a shock that the most popular cigarette brand for teens, according to the most recent study in 2010, is Camel. It “gained over 20 percent more market share among 12 to 17 year olds and over 60 percent among 18 to 25 year olds” that year, The Huffington Post reports. Overall smoking by teens went down but Camel Crush was believed to be the reason Camel s market share had gone up.
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