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Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by inspects, Jan 21, 2015.

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  1. inspects

    inspects Squonkamaniac Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 15, 2014
    Arizona, Ecuador
    Was just watching TV (A&E station in US), this is the first time I've ever seen an advertisement for E-Cigs.

    VUSE (never heard of them) was the product advertised. I was shocked, although I don't watch much television, its a first for me seeing an actual E-Cig commercial.

    Anyone else see commercials related to vaping or just E-Cigs in general?

    I hope they keep the commercials coming, its great for public knowledge. Hopefully the feds don't step in, like they did prohibiting commercials for tobacco, which I don't mind, but also doubt eliminating tobacco commercials did much if anything to not get people smoking nor stop smoking.

    Perhaps this has been on television for a while and just didn't notice it.

    Regardless, I was thrilled to see the commercial.
  2. Dyanne

    Dyanne Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 14, 2014
    Queensland, Australia
    none of that shenanigans allowed in Straya LOL
  3. T4T3Z0R

    T4T3Z0R Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2010
    Brevard, NC, USA
    not on tv but i saw a wildly inappropriate and funny commercial for vapestick somewhere
  4. DreamWithin

    DreamWithin Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 15, 2012
    New England
    I saw the Blu one with watsisname (Dorff?) once, but that's the only one I've actually seen on TV so far.

    Surprised it took Reynolds this long to get a TV ad going, to be honest (Vuse is RJR's cigalike model)
  5. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 3, 2014
    Rupert, West Virginia
    I don't watch television much, but I have seen commercials for that product. In my opinion, and this is only my opinion, the cigalike in that commercial may convert some people to vaping, but I think most are just going to say to themselves something like, ""Man this is just not the same or as good as [whatever tobacco cigarette I've been destroying myself with]. So even if they go back to smoking a non-Reynolds (R. J. Reynolds, the second largest tobacco company is the US, and the maker of this particular ecig.) cigarette, they've still made some money that another company didn't. If that person's cig of choice is a Reynolds product, that company makes more money. I don't have the link to the article I read, but it is not far from common for a business to try to get 'consumer's from both sides of the fence'.

    Personally, I do hope this gets more people into vaping. You know, when Star Trek was first created, none of the suits in Hollywood wanted to promote it. They thought it was too 'science like' and the general public just wouldn't get it or like it. Look where it's at now. I'm sure there are a more than a few people that are real glad that somebody ''took the chance". :)
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  6. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    The VUSE is RJ Reynolds entry into the e-Cigarette market. And may be the 1st FDA Approved e-Cigarette to be sold in a FDA Controlled market.

    RJR Vapor Homepage
  7. LobsterGoD

    LobsterGoD Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 25, 2009
    Ya i've seen commercials for the Big tobacco owned ecigs but nothing from a local b&m store, which is a real shame.
    Also caught a pretty funny e-cig spoof on SNL when breaking bad was still trending.
  8. Dale Freed

    Dale Freed Full Member

    May 29, 2015
    I remember seeing this commercial as well as the Blue e-cig. I really didn't like it. I think that what really has to happen it a PSA to educate people. Inform them that it isn't the nicotine that they should have a problem with it's the other junk in cigarettes that kills. I have encountered too many people who who say that it's still smoking and still dangerous to everybody.
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  9. redrebel821

    redrebel821 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2015
    Houston area
    Become a walking works! I started watching "True Detective" on HBO, and Rachel McAdams' character uses a PV. It's been mentioned by other characters, too. When it starts becoming mentioned and seen as accepted, I think that's good progress. Someone stopped me at the dog park last week and asked how come I could smoke there and she couldn't. 15 minutes and a few puffs on mine later, she said she finally realized how it's NOT smoking. Yesterday, she showed up again at the park with her own starter gear and said she's down to 2analogs a day. We can't wait for someone else to DO a PSA, we have to BECOME the PSA. Join CASAA, be proactive in your own area. WE can make vaping acceptable in public!!!
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  10. Dale Freed

    Dale Freed Full Member

    May 29, 2015
    I like walking through the town I live in. I have had a lot of people walk up to me (especially when I am using a really sweet flavored vape), asking me what I am doing, and what is a vape? The people of my community have a real affinity for wanting to be educated. I have only had few people who have seen the side articles and I generally point them at the Surgeon General, Forbes Magazine, and a few websites that show how inconclusive this "New" technology is. Most of them are really open, while very few already have their mind set because I vape a nicotine level (once again I point them at the Surgeon General on that one).
  11. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hunterwasser
    There's loads of advertising here in the UK, billboards and TV. All for cigalikes.
    When they first hit the billboards I remember thinking "Oh bugger, this is the beginning of the end.." Once the surface surface tension was broken on what had been up till then within my experience pretty much an underground thing, I knew that bad things would follow. Sure enough taxation and restrictive legislation have followed.
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  12. DarthVapar

    DarthVapar Full Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    san fran ca
    I remember seeing that commercial for the first time and thinking," good God how much did they have to pay to circumvent the laws about advertising tobacco products on television!?" Indeed you are correct that was the beginning of something bad for sure. I am not in favor of big tobacco trying to control or influence the vapor in industry in anyway shape or form.
  13. stevegmu

    stevegmu Moved On ECF Veteran

    I hear MBV ads on AM radio all the time...
  14. DarthVapar

    DarthVapar Full Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    san fran ca
    I'm thinking they have less restrictions on radio then Tv.
    I just wonder whether it's some kind of legal loophole that allows them to do TV ads now or whether they had to pay a whole lotta money to get that ad on.
  15. coilburner

    coilburner Account closed on request ECF Veteran

    Jul 3, 2015
    In the northwest they use to be all over tv, particularly blu. I don't see many commercials any more.
  16. LewAz

    LewAz Senior Member

    The lobbyist with the most money wins. I don't expect we'll see many commercials promoting vaping.
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