Exotic Ads of the Past: Candy Cigarettes so kids can smoke like dad

80’s kids from Australia or New Zealand will remember cigarettes you could buy at the shop called FAGS. Yes- that’s correct, FAGS. Just to make pretend smoking sugary-sweet versions of fake cigarettes even worse, they went ahead and made a gay taunt. And did it make eight year old me feel cool while smoking FAGs – Yes it did. And did I later become a smoker as a teenager? Yes I did.

Although you will be glad to know that I no longer smoke, that was the best decision I ever made.

Do you have any memories of dodgy products from your childhood?

Exotic Ads of the Past: Candy Cigarettes so kids can smoke like dad
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5 thoughts on “Exotic Ads of the Past: Candy Cigarettes so kids can smoke like dad

    1. Yeah I’m glad they are gone now, I think it subliminally encouraged many kids to smoke as they got older.

  1. Spaceman cigarettes! The perfect candy! They still sell them as spaceman candy but no longer white and without the red tip…I remember there was another American brand—think it was lucky strike? They were thicker and tasted a bit like pink ‘smokers’…remember those? Diabolical stuff lol

    1. Spaceman cigarettes, I don’t think I have tried these, maybe they were a NZ thing and not in Australia. I do recall the pink smokers they were bigger right, sort of like cigars? Had a chalky texture and musk taste. Man…that gives me a bit of a sugar craving, but thank god it’s not a cigarette craving anymore. It is a slippery slope from lollies to smokes isn’t it?

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