Are you a green smoker? Not green from emphysema, but green as in environmentally responsible.
A little about Natural American Spirit Organic Cigarettes:
We grow our premium natural tobacco in a responsible, sustainable way through our earth-friendly and organic growing programs.
We also strive to reduce our footprint on the earth by using recycled materials and renewable energy sources like wind power.
Protecting the earth is as important to us as it is to you.
Natural American Spirit was founded in 1982 and was purchased by Reynolds American in 2002. Reynolds appears to have let the company maintain its position as an environmentally friendly tobacco company.
Go to their homepage, and you’ll be required to enter your birth date and answer whether you smoke or not. Of course, if you are too young, you are turned away. More impressive is the fact that if you say you aren’t a smoker, they tell you not to start and deny entry.
They use 100% sustainable power, are supporting philanthropic programs for Native Americans, and seem like generally good people.
I guess if I was a smoker, I’d consider them.
My inspiration for the post was from ATIS547’s Flickr photostream. His comment sums up the irony of organic cigarettes:
American Spirit wins the STUPID AWARD, by offering the ecologically responsible way to kill yourself and your loved ones.
I especially love: “Protecting the earth is as important to us as it is to you.” — In other words, the earth is fine — it’s YOU we’d like to see dead.
Has Natural American Spirit simply found a niche and is serving it in the most responsible way possible?
Or are the folks at Natural American being hypocritical by selling an addictive carcinogenic product that’s sugar-coated green?
What do you think? Responsible or not?