Well, along with emphysema, cancer and bad odor, here’s another reason to stop smoking:
Camel Cash or “C-Note” (C-Note = 1/1000 of an US cent) is a coupon stuck to the back of filtered varieties of Camel cigarettes. It is made to resemble currency and can be exchanged for items from Camel’s Camel Cash catalogue. The artwork has changed many times over the years, and in the past included the face of Joe Camel (the controversial cartoon camel), much in the same way as presidents are featured on American currency. Camel Cash redemption will expire March 31, 2007, and current packs of cigarettes no longer carry Camel Cash coupons.
Incidentally, I have formed a definite opinion that Camel smokers are much more likely to pitch their empty packs into the street than are smokers of other brands. Anybody else wanna weigh in on this question?
My dad was a Camel smoker; then I remember one time he got real sick and quit. After that he worried constantly that he was getting emphysema. I don’t how that doctor put the fear of god into him, but it sure worked.
UPDATE: for directions for seeing the catalog, go to this note.