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The Power Of Cigarettes In The Late 80s

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Sally Mann captured this photo of a young girl pretending to smoke a candy cigarette in 1989.

Candy cigarettes were a popular treat in the 20th century because they allowed children to pretend to be like their parents. These candies were often made out of bubblegum or chocolate and were more for show than taste.

The candies became a controversial topic and they have since been banned in many countries such as Canada, Ireland, Finland, Turkey, and Brazil. Nonetheless, companies in these countries still create them, labeling them things such as “candy sticks” or “bubblegum sticks” to get away with being able to do so.