Smokers everywhere pair their cigarettes with coffee or beer, or as a treat after sex. The Japanese have begun to capitalize on this natural phenomenon by packaging canned coffee with cigarettes and offering them at Japan’s AM/PM mini markets.
Japan has a passion for cigarettes and canned coffee. You can buy hot canned coffee from a vending machine. You can also buy Sake hot in a can, but I digress…
Maybe the cigarette and coffee combo will catch on in other parts of the world and the rest of us will see more products paired for marketing. I would recommend that the Japanese consider packaging fewer smokes with their coffee drinks though. The current pairing seems just a tad unbalanced.
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By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Mar 24, 2009 • References: typepad