Plain packs plain confusing
The Tobacco Fanatics’ so called “plain packs” are starting to appear here.
The shops have been given up to the end of this month to dispose of those evil packs which entice so many of us into bad habits. After that the new ones will be mandatory.
Here is a comparison between the two with the old pack on the left and the new on the right. Note the amazing difference? For the sake of the exercise we’ll ignore the images of the child having his tonsils sucked out and the gentleman with the very badly photo-shopped scratch on his back, but just look at the rest. Yes – the white has turned murky.
So let’s look at the front. Now here we notice the staggering difference. Here we see the amazing technique that is to make such an enormous difference. We see now that it’s the little purple Silk Cut logo that is driving so many youngsters into a frenzy of cigarette buying. Who’d a thunk it? How can they possibly resist such an obvious incentive to take up a lifetimes pleasure of smoking?
I chatted to the lad behind the counter. He was not best pleased. The cigarettes weren’t too bad as each brand has its own slot in the vending machine, but the pipe tobacco is a different kettle of onions, as it’s kept in a drawer. He opened the drawer. It was a sea of identical packs so he has to check each one individually to make sure it’s the right brand. I didn’t buy any as I didn’t want him to have a heart attack.
Does anyone seriously believe that this is going to make the blindest bit of a difference? The only people who will be affected are the shopkeepers who are going to have to check each pack individually.
I don’t think this is quite the game changer that James Reilly was having orgasms over.
Grandpa,I thought you’d enjoy reading this article on the statistical problems with medical/health related studies. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/829866_print “It Ain’t Necessarily So: Why Much of the Medical Literature is Wrong”
Thanks for that Rhonda! It’s one of those sites where you have to join so when I get a chance I’ll sign up with a disposable email address. 😉
My Goodness! The hell with all that horseshit propaganda. Go buy a Tops T2 rolling machine and a pound of tobacco and 4 cartons of tubes and roll your own. The tobacco I buy is a mix of Virginia and North Carolina tobacco and costs $21.00 a lb. The tubes I use are Gambler Tube-Cut tubes and they cost $2.25 per carton (200 tubes). The tobacco use to cost $9.99 a lb. but then our scumbag Governor doubled the tax on RYO tobacco.I buy 2 lbs. of tobacco and 6 cartons of tubes and I’m good for a month plus and it costs about $60.00. Here in Pa. a carton of commercial cigarettes costs more than $80.00USD.This morning I rolled 5 packs of smokes in about an hour and I was taking my time doing it.
Unfortunately us pipe smokers are rarely catered for. Man With A Van isn’t interested and bulk buying of tobacco is frowned upon. Maybe I’ll try some leaves from the garden to see if I can find a substitute?
What amuses me is that the ‘health’ warnings in Gaelic are the most prominent. One assumes that life in the gaeltacht is so depressing that even the children with tonsillitis have to smoke ? Or perhaps its a canny move on the part of whichever EU funded ‘make Gaelic sexy again’ lobby group to entice Anglophone Irish into learning a second language ?
It’s that fucking law that states that anything that is published has to be in both languages. It costs the country [i.e. more tax] a fortune. I doubt that there’s a single sinner in the land who can only read Irish.
Couldn’t get over how apt it was that James Reilly was labelled as a ‘Cancerous Growth’ on the packet in the last photo .
One of my finer drops of photoshopping! I wonder if he has seen it?!
The kiddy pic has been nicked , i am sure, from the Ladybird book “My First Bong”.
The Ladybird hit title of all our nursery reading ‘Shopping With Mother’ is now apparently “Stoned With Mother”-look at the boy’s eyes…..