Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Come Smoke in Chicago

Just as Chicago has banned smoking in restaurants, with bars coming soon, RJ Reynolds is hoping to glamorize cigarettes again by opening a trendy smoking lounge in the city. With many advertising avenues closing up, looks like cigarette makers are desperately looking to market their products through unconventional means. This looks a little ridiculous on its face, but these guys are great at promoting a product that everybody knows is deadly. And it's a welcome change from just relying on discounts and free gift catalogs. Hey, it's still an $87 billion industry.

Next, I'm looking forward to sipping some poison in a posh tasting bar...

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