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E-Cigarette Maker Launches Bizarre, Raunchy Teasers in Response to Ad Ban 'No apologies' for new tactic

VIP, an e-cigarette maker in Britain, has reacted to what it felt was a dumb ban against its ads by doing the mature thing—producing a smutty campaign full of sexual…

November 5, 2013, 10:43 AM EST

Snoop Dogg Pimps Rolling Papers With Smokable Book of Lyrics Pereira & O'Dell lights up an innovative design

Snoop Dogg is promoting his new line of Kingsize Slim Rolling Papers with a unique smokable book. Created from rolling papers printed with his lyrics and bound with hemp and…

April 10, 2012, 10:34 AM EDT

Cycle of Life: Resetting L.A.'s Smoking Deaths Billboard Once a year, for a moment, a clean slate

Ushering in the new year at the Smoking Deaths billboard above Santa Monica Boulevard in West L.A. has become a somewhat morbid yet surprisingly meaningful tradition. Each year, just before…

February 9, 2012, 8:07 AM EST

American Spirit Cigarette Ads Ripped for Eco-Friendly Claim

Anti-cigarette activists are up in arms about American Spirit cigarette ads that claim the brand is eco-friendly. The ads call the products "organic" because the manufacturing process uses hybrid vehicles…

July 28, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT

Philip Morris Ignites Legal Battle With Aussies Cigarette maker challenges new legislation

The Australian government will make you think twice before lighting up. Lawmakers in Canberra have plans to remove all types of branding from cigarette packaging, replacing it with gruesome color…

June 27, 2011, 5:22 AM EDT

'Subliminal' Marlboro racing logo flames out

You're a cigarette brand, and you agreed to spend $1 billion sponsoring Formula One racing. But then Europe passes a pesky law that forbids advertising tobacco (and only tobacco)…

May 17, 2010, 9:39 AM EDT

American Legacy smokes out new acronym

Arnold's latest "Truth" entry for the American Legacy Foundation reprises the "mock job interview" theme launched a few weeks ago, this time focusing on big business' love affair with acronyms. Here, the faux-recruiter…

July 8, 2009, 7:01 AM EDT

Davidoff cigars orgasmic or just plain stinky

"Every man has a D-spot," claim these three print ads for Davidoff cigars. I dunno, this guy here looks more catatonic than orgasmic. It's probably the emphysema. In another…

June 30, 2009, 8:37 AM EDT

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