Candy cigarettes were a kids version of the things Mom and Dad had hanging out of their mouths from the '30s to the '80s......
|And their boxes looked exactly like their grown up counterparts|
And all was well....Until the first warning studies against tobacco use began appearing in the '50s and '60s.
But at this time, the health dangers of cigarette smoking were still largely ignored. After all, up to this time, DOCTORS recommended it for decades. How could they go wrong?
By the '80s the scale between smokers and non-smokers began to tip. And candy manufacturers began discontinuing or rebranding candy cigarettes.
However, some candy cigarettes are still being manufactured as novelty/gag items. And others are rebranded as simply "candy sticks".