Cigarette advertising- yes or no?

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Should cigarette advertising be allowed in motor racing?

Yes
26
74%
Yes, but with restrictions
4
11%
No
5
14%
 
Total votes: 35

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Cigarette advertising- yes or no?

Post by cformula1 » 28 Sep 2009, 13:12

What are your thoughts on cigarette advertising in Formula 1, and motor racing in general?
Personally I believe that cigarette advertising should be allowed because it provides a good revenue source (particularly with the financial crisis) and has produced some of the finest liveries to ever grace the sport. Also, it isn't like I'm going to start smoking just because of a brand name on the side of a fast car.
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Re: Cigarette advertising- yes or no?

Post by phil1993 » 28 Sep 2009, 14:04

I liked it really, 'Marlboro' 'West', 'Mild Seven' - classics! And I agree, I never felt 'OH MY GOD, WEST, I NEED TO SMOKE'...

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Re: Cigarette advertising- yes or no?

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 28 Sep 2009, 14:14

phil1993 wrote:I liked it really, 'Marlboro' 'West', 'Mild Seven' - classics! And I agree, I never felt 'OH MY GOD, WEST, I NEED TO SMOKE'...

Same :)

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Post by JoostLamers » 28 Sep 2009, 14:15

I liked the subtitute names, like at McLaren, in stead of West: Kimi Raikkonen or Juan Pablo Montoya on the sidepod
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Re: Cigarette advertising- yes or no?

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 28 Sep 2009, 14:17

joostlamers wrote:I liked the subtitute names, like at McLaren, in stead of West: Kimi Raikkonen or Juan Pablo Montoya on the sidepod

Team Spirit in stead of Mild Seven was worse :lol:

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Re: Cigarette advertising- yes or no?

Post by iceman1 » 28 Sep 2009, 14:32

No for Marlboro - Yes for West :p

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Re: Cigarette advertising- yes or no?

Post by MavF1 » 28 Sep 2009, 14:42

Well, from a financial point of view it would be better for F1 if the big tobacco companies come back, since almost no branch of industry is willing to spend such huge amounts on sponsorship.
From the moral point of view, is it really better to print walking johnnys on your sidepod? I don't think so.....

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Re: Cigarette advertising- yes or no?

Post by impatientinventor » 28 Sep 2009, 14:57

How long until pharmaceuticals make the jump from NASCAR to F1?

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Re: Cigarette advertising- yes or no?

Post by blizzard » 28 Sep 2009, 15:50

This thread is a bit late mate.

Since 2007 everyone but Ferrari has dropped their cigarrette sponsorship, because of the stupid EU laws.

Since 2008 Ferraro don´t advertise Marlboro anymore either.


And yes, of course I´m pro tobacco sponsorship, but it´s totally academical, because it´s forbidden anyway in 90% of the races.
Including the whole EU region, north america and brazil.

Politicians always know best eh... :confused:
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Re: Cigarette advertising- yes or no?

Post by Totopupu » 28 Sep 2009, 16:16

I voted yes because I dont understand why no cigarette advertising in F1?

But the Ferrari looks better without marlboro :)
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Re: Cigarette advertising- yes or no?

Post by cformula1 » 29 Sep 2009, 13:51

Totopupu wrote:I voted yes because I dont understand why no cigarette advertising in F1?

Because those geniuses* in parliament thought that cigarette advertising was enticing people to smoke and smoking is bad fo your health.
I just wish parliament thought we had an IQ over 70....

* I use the term geniuses VERY loosely.
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Re: Cigarette advertising- yes or no?

Post by megasyxx » 29 Sep 2009, 19:56

joostlamers wrote:I liked the subtitute names, like at McLaren, in stead of West: Kimi Raikkonen or Juan Pablo Montoya on the sidepod


or "team" for team member shirts.....same also @ west honda pons in motogp
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Re: Cigarette advertising- yes or no?

Post by newtrex » 30 Sep 2009, 01:27

i voted yes because of financial purposes.
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Re: Cigarette advertising- yes or no?

Post by TwistedArmco » 30 Sep 2009, 20:14

Benson & Hedges.

That was Jordan's alternative to a certain cigarette brand. I think that is majorly clever. :)
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Re: Cigarette advertising- yes or no?

Post by megasyxx » 15 Oct 2009, 20:53

TwistedArmco wrote:Benson & Hedges.

That was Jordan's alternative to a certain cigarette brand. I think that is majorly clever. :)


i loved that :D
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