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Since you have to be at least 18 to have a credit card, we will leave it up to adults to decide how to use them. The best thing we have seen is people sending them to family and friends to encourage them to stop smoking. One customer purchased several cases and passed out packs to celebrate his one year anniversary of not smoking. The picture to the left shows how candy cigarettes looked in the 1950s.
My favorite candy memory would have to be candy cigarettes. I remember hanging out with my best friend across the street when we were about 8 or 9. We would always want to act cool and be with the older guys on our street who always used to smoke cigarettes. Well there was no way me and my friend were going to start smoking, we both had bad asthma and could never touch the stuff (or ever want too). We would then always walk down the street with as much change we could find under our couches to the candy store and buy boxes of candy cigarettes. We felt so cool. Looking back now, I don’t know why I ever wanted to hang out with people like that, but at the time it felt good to feel like that, and in a weird way, that candy gave us confidence. My grandfather was a heavy smoker too, and later lost his life to lung cancer, but whenever he saw me with those candy cigarettes, he told me and my friend to stick with the candy, not the real stuff. that has always stayed with me. Steven from Pennsylvania
We lived in a small town in the 40’s. Nothing was like a bunch of friends going to spend our nickles and dimes on candy at our little market. We’d all get our favorites and go to the park to eat it. I’d pass around my pack of cigarettes and we’d all sit there pretending to smoke them, till the taste got to us. Then they disappeared, leaving the tell tale white powder on our lips. I can still remember the sweet spicy taste of my first cigarettes. Jennie from California
My brother and I used to stash a box of candy cigarettes in our backpacks along with a favorite stuffed animal and a few pencils. The best time to eat them was on a cold winter day when we could see our breath hanging on the air. I distinctly remember a frigid January morning out by the flagpole in front of my elementary school, passing around candy cigarettes to friends. We would practice holding the thin white candy sticks between two fingers and exhale “smoke.” It’s amazing I never became a real smoker. Maybe I got it all out of my system in third grade after all, actual cigarettes taste terrible by comparison. Jessica from Missouri
My Uncle Bill always kept candy cigarettes on hand in an end table always made a bee line for that drawer as soon as we walked in the door. I recently ordered some from you, along with the bubblegum candy cigarettes and both arrived fresh and very tasty. Just as good as I remember them. Your service was prompt, and the items were well packed to prevent breakage. I will order from you again! Warren from Ohio
Vintage Candy Box
About E Cigarettes
E cigarettes are being marketed as a safe alternative to smoking. But they’re not because e cigarettes are still putting nicotine a highly addictive drug into the body.
Electronic cigarettes are battery powered smoking devices often designed to look and feel like regular cigarettes. They use cartridges filled with a liquid that contains nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. A heating device in the e cigarette converts the liquid into a vapor, which the person inhales. That’s why using e cigarettes is known as “vaping.”
Because e cigarettes don’t burn tobacco, people don’t inhale the same amounts of tar and carbon monoxide as with a regular cigarette. But anyone using an e cigarette still gets an unhealthy dose of nicotine and other chemicals.
Electronic cigarettes started out being marketed to smokers as a way to help them quit. Now that e cigarettes have gone mainstream, regulators and scientists are taking note. Expect to see more information coming out about e cigarettes and their health effects.
E cigarettes don’t fill the lungs with harmful smoke, but that doesn’t make them a healthy alternative to regular cigarettes.
Anyone who uses (“vapes”) an e cigarette is still putting nicotine which is absorbed through the lungs into his or her system. Besides being an addictive drug, nicotine is also toxic in high doses. It was once even used as an insecticide.
Nicotine affects the brain, nervous system, and heart. It raises blood pressure and heart rate. The larger the dose of nicotine, the more a person’s blood pressure and heart rate go up. This can cause an abnormal heart rate (arrhythmia). In rare cases, especially when large doses of nicotine are involved, arrhythmias can cause heart failure and death.
After the initial effects wear off, the body starts to crave nicotine. An e cigarette user might feel depressed, tired, or crabby (this is nicotine withdrawal), and crave more nicotine to perk up again. Over time, nicotine use can lead to serious medical problems, including heart disease, blood clots, and stomach ulcers.