(Closed) What do you bees think about candy cigarettes?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Lame, the candy and the people that use them

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t think they are a good idea for the reasons you mentioned (condoning smoking), but, I have to admit, I loved them as a kid. I only remember seeing them around Halloween, and they looked like the ones below instead of the ones in your link. I guess they weren’t technically candy cigarettes, but that’s what we called them (we were told not to though). 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I loved them as a kid, and I definitley thought I was cool mimicking my Dad, who is a smoker. I ended up becoming a smoker, but I do not think I was conditioned because the candy, more because of my Dad. We also used pretzel sticks to mimick him, and those don’t have a bad rap.

Post # 7
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Newbee

I was given a pack by my sister for my 18th birthday. I am not a smoker and thought it was cute.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I used to get them when I was a kid. I don’t smoke now or ever. But I can see how they are iffy. I wouldn’t want my future children having them. It sort of makes cigarettes appealing to kids.

ETA: I just saw the picture above. Now they are called “candy sticks” so that doesn’t seem too bad. Only our generation will link them to candy cigarettes, not the kids eating them now.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I had candy cigaretts growing up.   I thought they were cool since I was like mommy and daddy.  Growing up, however , I had no interest in smoking and still dont smoke.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I used to like those as a kid and never smoked a day in my life. That being said, I wouldn’t give them to kids.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I hated them as a kid and I smoke and don’t think anyone that actually did like them as kids are smokers now.

I haven’t actually seen them in years, not even under the name candy sticks… Hm.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I had them all the time as a kid. Loved them and never have smoked. I don’t think they really condone smoking.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I used to love those when I was little! We got them all the time at our school picnic. I don’t remember ever pretending like we were smoking, we just ate them right away.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

My mom was a smoker and I loved them and totally pretended they were cigarettes. Never even tried smoking once. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose:  I had to google it with Spiderman in the name lol. It’s sad that I even remember that he was one of the most common characters on the pack (at least that I remember seeing). 

I wanted to add that I’ve also never smoked (or had the desire to), and I don’t think eating this candy made me (or anyone I know) any more likely to do so. Still, in the name of “better safe than sorry”, I wouldn’t give them to children. 

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