Cigarettes in Panama are considerably cheaper than in the states. I have heard stories in both countries about specific brands or specific countries that get all the leftover tabacco that fell on the floor. In Panama there is no tact when it comes to warning people of the hazards of smoking. Their marketing has taken a different approach that I imagine has no chance in the states, you might remember in health class the picture of the smoker’s black lung? In Panama that appears on the box of cigarettes. Also there is another I have noticed, which is a rat, lying dead in the streets next to a gutter informing smokers that the same chemicals are used in rat poison. I am going to have to research more slogans and pictures found on cigarette packs and signs, it’s very direct. The latest slogan I noticed, which depicts a man in prison behind bars made from cigarettes and reads “Smoking causes addiction, seek help”.
UPDATE: Ok I did a little research, found a few more to add to the list. These are all Marlboro brands, also the pictures are on both sides of the pack to not be easily turned over and out of sight. Sexy ain’t it?