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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Williamsburg Is to Camel As Portland Is to ______

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Unless the pissed as hell New York Health Commissioner has anything to say about it, these special edition Williamsburg-themed Camel cigs are hitting shelves in January:

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A pretty desperate marketing tactic, but if it works it seems like Portland might be vulnerable to the same kind of treatment as the cross-country blood brother of the hipster 'burg. I don't know if cigarettes are the right fit for Portland, though. Booze is more ingrained, but Pabst is too obvious. Four Loko is too late, and pot is too illegal. Rolling papers?

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