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Mad Men boost for Lucky Strike cigarettes angers campaigners
Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:39AM BST 22 Sep 2013 | (Agencies)

Posted on 09/22/2013 12:27:37 PM PDT by Olog-hai

American TV drama series Mad Men has triggered a dramatic boom in the sales of Lucky Strike cigarettes, causing outrage among anti-smoking campaigners.

Sales of the world-famous cigarettes, owned by British American Tobacco, reached 33 billion packs last year compared to 23 billion in 2007 when the show first aired.

Mad Men features New York ad agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce in the 1960s and their turbulent relationship with iconic cigs brand Lucky Strike. …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: joanholloway; luckystrike; madmen; smoking; tobacco

1 posted on 09/22/2013 12:27:37 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

They’re a few seasons behind, don’cha think?


2 posted on 09/22/2013 12:29:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Well, Bully for Lucky Strike. I remember the small 4 packs in the boxes of C-rations when I was in the Army.
I never smoked them, but they were good for trading to the smokers for their cans of fruit cocktail.


3 posted on 09/22/2013 12:30:34 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Olog-hai

When I was a kid, my mama only let me smoke Lucky Strike.


4 posted on 09/22/2013 12:34:23 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Olog-hai
i smoked Lucky's for years and only switched to Pall Mall when taxes went up cause for the same price i got almost another half a smoke...
5 posted on 09/22/2013 12:34:36 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: dfwgator
Advertising is a fascinating business. That 1960s based TV show ("Mad Men") made me much more interested in advertising. The business hasn't really changed much since the 1960s. Through advertising, desires are created and that translates into revenue and profits for companies that produce goods and services.
6 posted on 09/22/2013 12:37:35 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Chode

Anything that drives the anti-smoking nazis insane I love. Entertainment value dontch’a know.

TC


7 posted on 09/22/2013 12:37:42 PM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: Olog-hai

But think of all the extra tax money they’re getting.


8 posted on 09/22/2013 12:39:21 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Olog-hai
As a former smoker, I know the pleasure involved in smoking. It's like taking a big deep breath with satisfaction added.

Luckily, I went cold turkey and gave them up long ago; and then buried five in my close smoking family ... all of them at age seventy.

9 posted on 09/22/2013 12:41:25 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Olog-hai
LS/MFT


10 posted on 09/22/2013 12:42:38 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Olog-hai

LSMFT


11 posted on 09/22/2013 12:42:53 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Olog-hai

more here

12 posted on 09/22/2013 12:43:04 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Olog-hai
"Sales of the world-famous cigarettes, owned by British American Tobacco, reached 33 billion packs last year compared to 23 billion in 2007 when the show first aired."

"L.S.M.F.T." Ya', boy! That's an incredible amount of stupid right there.
13 posted on 09/22/2013 12:46:51 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Both parental units were WW II vets and smoked.
We had a book around the house full of B&W photos on how Luckies were made.I guess Luckies kept the smoking Army/Army Airforce going.
I liked that book and another hard back full of Bill Mauldin cartoons.

My father used to send me to the gas station machine for him, to get a pack.Back then if there was no filter they weren’t a quarter they were 22 or 23 cents and the change was inside the wrapper. I got to keep the pennies for my trip and loved it.Pick up a few soda bottles on the way down and back and I was rich.

Both folks died from smoking


14 posted on 09/22/2013 12:51:11 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck
100%... my Dad told me how Lucky packs were always green till Lucky Strike went to war with the white pack so the green could goto the war effort
15 posted on 09/22/2013 12:51:36 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Olog-hai

MM’s viewership is around 3-4 million, IIRC.

They may take credit for some of the increase in purchases, but I doubt they have any significant influence.

I have noticed more young people are smoking. Surprising, since we were fed the BS that the great tobacco settlement of the mid 1990’s would end smoking. [/s]

Also, MM tends toward an older demographic.


16 posted on 09/22/2013 1:03:48 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: TomGuy
In deed.

These random correlations make me crazy.

17 posted on 09/22/2013 1:19:22 PM PDT by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe (yup, I belong))
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To: Olog-hai

    whaaaaa .. f'em
18 posted on 09/22/2013 1:23:01 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Olog-hai

When I began “The Habit”... oh about 20 years ago, I started out buying Luckies... and it has been my brand since. Friends looking for a treat will come to me to bum one... which is OK because they appreciate it. Whereas the everyday slob on the street asking for a smoke will refuse an unfilter3d smoke.

L.S./M.F.T. (see tagline... Bwahahah!)


19 posted on 09/22/2013 1:28:08 PM PDT by Rodamala (Let's Screw/My Finger's Tired)
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To: Rodamala

I started on Luckies, later switched to Camels. All unfiltered straights of course. Quit eight years ago, can’t say I miss ‘em.


20 posted on 09/22/2013 1:34:54 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Olog-hai
Speaking of Lucky Strike and advertising gimmicks, how about:


21 posted on 09/22/2013 1:36:20 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: dfwgator

Yeah, they didn’t get to the part where the son of the Lucky Strikes president is a fag.


22 posted on 09/22/2013 1:37:11 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: GreyFriar

Wow, I did they same thing.The fruit cocktail was fabulous.Do you remember the john wayne bars?


23 posted on 09/22/2013 2:01:54 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck

Yup agree, if it drives the anti smoking groups nuts, it makes me happy!


24 posted on 09/22/2013 2:02:52 PM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Olog-hai

25 posted on 09/22/2013 2:05:51 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: Olog-hai

Luckies were in a green pack before the war and because of the war effort the green die was needed for everything else so they started using red die and never went back following the conclusion of the global ass whooping contest against the axis powers.


26 posted on 09/22/2013 2:07:22 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Chode

correct


27 posted on 09/22/2013 2:12:31 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Rodamala

Your tagline cracks me up.I bet that goes way back too.


28 posted on 09/22/2013 2:14:01 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Chode

” i smoked Lucky’s for years and only switched to Pall Mall when taxes went up cause for the same price i got almost another half a smoke...”

I smoked Pall Malls for 60 years before I quit.

They have the same tobacco as lucky strike and the same ammount but packed thinner.


29 posted on 09/22/2013 2:19:49 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Olog-hai
L.S/M.F.T.
30 posted on 09/22/2013 2:21:18 PM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: dalereed
really? i always gave the pack a good smacking before opening and never seemed to notice any more of a compression than i did with a regular deck of Lucky's
31 posted on 09/22/2013 2:28:09 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

I took them apart and measured and weighed them, they are the same,


32 posted on 09/22/2013 2:30:16 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed
i'll be damned... learn something new here every day
33 posted on 09/22/2013 2:33:09 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Yes I do. Wish I still had an unopened can as a keepsake. The toffee in them though sometimes stuck in my teeth and seemed to take forever to get out.


34 posted on 09/22/2013 2:51:58 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Starstruck

OMG thats from the way back machine....its been decades since I have thought of that...


35 posted on 09/22/2013 2:58:31 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: GreyFriar

When do they get to the part when somebody in the advertising agency loses his tongue from cancer?


36 posted on 09/22/2013 2:59:13 PM PDT by Liberty Wins ( The average lefty is synapse challenged)
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To: Liberty Wins

One of the main characters had a couple of heart attacks.


37 posted on 09/22/2013 3:00:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Argus

I started on Luckies, later switched to Camels. All unfiltered straights of course.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
My ‘first’ smokes were Fatimas.....Guess us young Catholic School boys figured something named in ‘honor’ of “Our Lady of Fatima” couldn’t be all that ‘bad’.

Then to Luckies (the “BullsEye” was ‘cool’ to sport through your white T shirt sleeve).

Went to Camels and smoked them for 30 some years quitting ‘cold turkey’ in 1990 at 4 packs Camel Regular per day.

Also quit case + a day Budweiser (and all alcohol) at the same time, also ‘cold turkey’.

I was a real pleasure to be around for the first month or so, still a ‘no good SOB’, just a little worse..<: <:


38 posted on 09/22/2013 3:04:51 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
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To: Liberty Wins

You’ll have to ask someone who actually watches that show.


39 posted on 09/22/2013 3:08:52 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: xrmusn

I started off in the mid 50s swiping Chesterfields from my dad’s packs. In high school we experimented with practically every brand. Who remembers “Hit Parades,” “Spuds” or “Old Golds.” When I got to the Philippines in 1961, Chesterfields were the Filipinos’ favorites. We smuggled a lot of them off base to finance our San Miguel’s.


40 posted on 09/22/2013 3:27:10 PM PDT by Ax
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To: dalereed

I didn’t know that Lucky Strikes came available with filter.


41 posted on 09/22/2013 4:37:40 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: TomGuy

Dad used to smoke KOOL cigarettes. I remember when there was a small cartoon strip on the back with the penguin.

He gave us one to smoke when I was about 4 or 5.

I saw some 1960s movie (THE VICTORS) in which some girl pulls a pack of cigarettes out of her purse. They were LUCKY STRIKES.


42 posted on 09/22/2013 5:03:15 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: boop

I didn’t either!


43 posted on 09/22/2013 5:17:12 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: xrmusn

I don’t know how people smoke unfiltered cigs. My grandpa smoked Camels and was always spitting out bits of tobacco.
I guess it was considered “unmanly” to smoke filtered cigs until the 1960s.


44 posted on 09/22/2013 11:05:14 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: boop

My grandpa smoked Camels and was always spitting out bits of tobacco.
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The ‘trick’ is/was to pack them before opening the pack. Also, before lighting them rap them on the lighter - a lot easier with a Zippo than with matches or those round(ish) bics.

I personally ‘justified’ the non filters as reasoning a filter drew all the ‘bad stuff’ to the filter and increased the chance of lip and tongue cancer?

Also the filters somewhat brought about the end to getting the end of the cigarettes wet.
There was a name for it but I can’t recall it right away.
(YES, I can, I got in trouble here a while back for inferring to or insinuating a phrase or so....<: <: <:)


45 posted on 09/23/2013 7:19:36 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
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To: Olog-hai

I read years ago that the word “lucky” could not be mentioned on the I Love Lucy show because their sponsor was a different cigarette company and they didn’t want people to think of Lucky Strikes. No idea if it’s true or not, but whenever I watch Lucy I find myself listening for the word “lucky,” and I haven’t heard it so far.


46 posted on 09/23/2013 10:47:41 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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