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Cigarettus Digitalus

cigarette with a bone
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Inside every Cigarettus Digitalus is slender replica finger bone. As you smoke the dreaded product it gradually reveals its core in graphic detail.
xenzag, Feb 15 2009

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       sp. digitalis
pertinax, Feb 15 2009
  

       digitalis is a type of shrub... that's why I didn't use.
xenzag, Feb 15 2009
  

       Lat. finger = digitus, genitive: digiti. "Hot digiti"?
jutta, Feb 15 2009
  

       I always thought that digitalis was a foxglove.
gnomethang, Feb 15 2009
  

       Nice idea, though i wonder if it'll work because apparently the photos of lung cancer (in Canada?) on the packets don't.
Digitalis as in foxglove is from digitabulum, meaning thimble. Digitalis would also be the adjectival form of the name. The problem is then that you're using the wrong word for cigarette. The Latin for cigarette is sigarellum, which is neuter, so the correct title for this idea is "Sigarellum digitale".
nineteenthly, Feb 15 2009
  

       //The Latin for cigarette is sigarellum//
So they got there before Sir Walter Raleigh?
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Feb 15 2009
  

       Cool! I'd buy them just to collect the finger bones. Maybe also a little replica wrecked car in the bottle of every bottle of beer? And, indeed, cars could be modified to dispense teeny blue-lipped replica corpses from their exhaust pipes.   

       This would be much more fun than just having pictures on the packets like they do now. I mean, once you've collected all the pictures, where's the incentive to buy more cigarettes? The fingerbones could be made with little pop-bead type connectors, so you could build progressively weirder skeletal structures. If you want a marketing ploy, you have to think long-term and customer retention.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 15 2009
  

       //So they got there before Sir Walter Raleigh?//
No, but we still have the Vatican and tobacco isn't the only thing you can roll up, set fire to and stick in your mouth.
nineteenthly, Feb 15 2009
  

       The pictures are easy to ignore and you have already bought the packet so its not that much of an incentive to stop. There was a plan in the UK to ban pub machines and move the cigarettes from a large inviting display behind the counters of shops to under the counter, which is probably a better idea.   

       At the end of the day though, no matter what anyone says, its fire at the end of a stick so its cool </joke>
miasere, Feb 16 2009
  
      
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