An old-fashioned, mom-n-pop soda shop in St. Paul, Minnesota, was busted for selling cigarettes. No, not Marlboros — or even those electronic versions — but candy cigarettes in vintage-looking cardboard cartons.
They're now facing fines and even misdemeanor charges after being reported to the city's Safety and Inspections Department. That's because certain cities and states ban the sale of candy cigarettes - including Maine and Tennessee. And they're completely banned in Canada.
So, do candy cigarettes ever led to smoking real ones? The University of Rochester says yes! They found that candy cigarettes predispose children who play with them to smoke the real things later. That's because they desensitize kids and open them up to the idea of smoking
What do you think: Should candy cigarettes be banned? Did you have them as a kid - and do you smoke now?