St. Paul shop caught with smoking gum

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 27, 2012 - 12:21 AM

Inspector warns Lynden's about three-year-old ordinance outlawing sales of tobacco-themed treats.

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hobie2Dec. 26, 12 2:40 PM

"Maybe Lynden's can find candy crack or multi flavored crystal meth."... Probably have it already - Pop rocks and old fashioned rock candy - you know that the retirement communities are chock full of 90 year old meth heads who started on those old fashioned crystals of rock candy.

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jagersont!Dec. 26, 12 2:53 PM

WTH! You can buy smoking paraphernalia (papers / pipes / hookah's / bongs / etc.) in the city of St Paul but not a piece of gum / candy in the shape / appearance of a cigarette? What next city council, popsicles as a phallic symbol? Root beer worrying you also?

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SwiftBoatDec. 26, 12 3:01 PM

I hear you can black market candy cigs across the street at Cretin Derham Hall high school!

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minn12Dec. 26, 12 3:01 PM

This is an unconstitutional law just waiting to be challenged. How ridiculous.

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medvezhonokDec. 26, 12 3:06 PM

Sure is nice to know that St. Paul is right on in taking down these notorious candy cigarette felons when they could be wasting their time arresting murderers, drug dealers or wife beaters.

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clintonliesDec. 26, 12 3:17 PM

This is what comes from "liberal" politics.

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acctsah2Dec. 26, 12 3:18 PM

"Those rock candy swizzle sticks look like crack on a stick. Get rid of those! Notify the grocery stores while we're at it. Those bags of powdered sugar look just like Blow." --- Ok, that made me laugh. Touche bracystake.

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pollyhanahaDec. 26, 12 3:20 PM

Those little wax bottles with liquid sugar never encouraged me to become an alcoholic any more than a candy cigarette make me a smoker. If there is ANY concern about candy cigarettes it should be targeting concern about childhood obesity. But good luck enforcing that. I personally couldn't live without my sprees.

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luckylagerDec. 26, 12 3:20 PM

Our priorities are seriously messed-up.

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njoytoyzDec. 26, 12 3:21 PM

I guess they ran out Kool Aid stands to hassle. When I was young, we knew what real tobacco products did, but we still bought candy cigs & cigars. The human race is getting way over sensitive & high strung.

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