Skip to comments.Mad Men boost for Lucky Strike cigarettes angers campaigners
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.
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They’re a few seasons behind, don’cha think?
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.
When I was a kid, my mama only let me smoke Lucky Strike.
Anything that drives the anti-smoking nazis insane I love. Entertainment value dontch’a know.
But think of all the extra tax money they’re getting.
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.
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
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.
These random correlations make me crazy.
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!)
I started on Luckies, later switched to Camels. All unfiltered straights of course. Quit eight years ago, can’t say I miss ‘em.
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