Welcome to the Marshall McGearty Tobacco Lounge, the first tobacco lounge in the nation, but sure not to be the last. The Marshall McGearty Tobacco Lounge is where you can have a smoke while enjoying a cup of coffee and reading the morning paper. It’s designed to appeal to all those disaffected smokers who can no longer… well, have a smoke while enjoying a cup of coffee and reading the morning paper, because of anti-smoking laws.
Now they can go to have their coffee and smoke at the Marshall McGearty Tobacco Lounge. But not just any smoke, because you see the Marshall McGearty Tobacco Lounge is an upscale tobacco boutique, where you point to the premium tobacco of your choice, and the tobaccista hand-rolls your cancer delivery system… er… I mean cigarette… for you, while you order from the coffee bar, gnosh on a cheese plate, or drink some wine.
Brian Stebbins, a senior marketing director with RJ Reynolds put it this way: “This is about a select, super premium brand of cigarettes, just like what we’ve seen with the super premium tier of beer, wine, chocolate, and pastries. It’s about elegance and having fun.”
Trust the tobacco industry to give us more of what we just don’t need, but it needs us to have: another way to make cigarette smoking seem really cool. Another way to convince 20-somethings that it really is OK to smoke, even though we all know that it leads to an early grave for you, and those around you.
Of course, in reality this is just…
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