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Saw this on another forum. I assume it's from Australia or somewhere in Asia. One of the bands says "The Pacific Cigar Company".

According to the original poster, the original bands are intact underneath the added ones, which you can see are applied loosely.

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What's the bloody point?

Is anyone likely to give up due to this?

Giving up is not the point. Some will feel themselves very important when cigars are banded like this. However, the army green colour is very nice IMO.

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How about FOH marketing condoms that look like this but with nationalities or fortunes like the cookies or FOH mantras like "Living large" .

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How about FOH marketing condoms that look like this but with nationalities or fortunes like the cookies or FOH mantras like "Living large" .

I'd take a few of those, with advertising on them. How about "Partagas Sobresalientes" in 36 pt font.

Most likely all that would be visible though would be "Ps" :)

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A friend of mine made a really good point. They were saying that, with cigarette smokers, it makes quite a shocking change from all the bright reds and blues they're used to. But with cigars the raw, earthy green just kind of... fits?

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Your wonderful elected officials at work. Lets add more layers of red tape and cost until there is no way to undo any of the "work" they've done. Better see a business founded on the principals of free choice struggle and possibly go out of business, than risk a young person buying a $500 box of cigars because the art on the box is cool . . . oh wait

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Don't let them trick you by listening to the professional and artfully crafted rhetoric. This like similar legislation, regardless of anything else, has one priority to meet.... create government work, live by their rules. It does absolutely nothing to reduce the risk of smoking. If it does, they will cry about loss of sales tax revenue. I just read that in the paper a few months ago... "were did all the cigarette tax go?" So what do they do.... allow smoking back into the race tracks and casinos loser.gif

It is very sad me to me to see the image posted above. This is were we're headed LOL

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I can see some of the strategy of the plain box/band marketing to people who gift or are less knowledgable about cigars. They cannot tell the difference unless the box is branded and the attraction is the illustrated, beautiful packaging.

We here are a smaller portion of the cigar buying market, and honestly as long as the box is dated and I know what I am buying, it would not make much of a difference to me.

But then again, I am buying cigars that are pre-box change.

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Giving up is not the point. Some will feel themselves very important when cigars are banded like this. However, the army green colour is very nice IMO.

I guess that was kind of my point, people who like cigars won't stop buying them cos they have a different band on.

I quite like the concept shown here, of adding "cools" to the new bands, as a response, maybe making the product more desirable?

How about an FOH army green theme? Plain packaging t-shirts, mugs...'FOH is not a safe alternative'

Call me a heretic but I kind of like them. I like the colour and simplicity. Earthy. Makes me want to take up smoking cigars..

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Imagine, somewhere, somebody feels really good about these new rules they've had passed, "Just think of all the good I've done by covering up the labels on all those nasty cigars".

If I am to try to look at it as if the glass is half full, instead of completely empty, then I would rather see all boxes sold in that same green baggie shown in the picture as opposed to the huge bumper stickers currently being applied to the boxes. Probably just wishful thinking though. Likely stands about as much chance of happening as the labeling law's being reversed entirely.

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HEY, DBONE!!! THANKS for that scene from "Demolition Man"! I LOVE Dennis Leary's rants, and only want to see THAT scene if I decide to sit thru that movie - again.

Also, to quote only part of an old African saying, "A good thing sells itself..." I don't need no stinkin' advertisement bright lights and colors. If its says "Cuban cigar" that's all I need and I'm on it!

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