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Because of this, the selling of candy cigarettes has been banned in several countries such as Finland, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. In the United States a ban was considered in 1970 and again in 1991, but was not passed into federal law. The U.S. state of North Dakota enacted a ban on candy cigarettes from 1953 until 1967. In Canada federal law prohibits candy cigarette branding that resembles real cigarette branding and the territory of Nunavut has banned all products that resemble cigarettes.
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My daughter would sometimes watch Boston Legal with me. Sometimes we'd take those hollow chocolate candies with the breading outside (I forget what they're called) and sit back in our chairs holding them like cigars and saying, "Denny Crane" in our best William Shatner voice.
The bill, which is supported by Philip Morris but opposed by its smaller competitors, is also supported by the leading anti-smoking groups but opposed by some of their smaller competitors.
I remember candy cigarettes, too! I'm a living rebuttal of the claim that kids who ate candy cigarettes would grow up to be smoker.