A reader sent the Eagle an e-mail today to express shock upon seeing a cigarette advertisement on the back page of our GO! entertainment section. She asked whether the Eagle routinely accepts cigarette ads, noting that in the two years she’s lived here she couldn’t ever recall seeing one.
She’s right that cigarette ads aren’t often in the Eagle. But, according to Eagle advertising manager Lisa Fetter, the paper doesn’t have a policy against accepting them. Lisa said the Eagle’s philosophy is to place such ads in sections where they make the most sense. The GO! section, she noted, contains entertainment information for weekend activities, including nightclubs.
She’s not sure how long the ad will appear in The Eagle, but she didn’t think it
would be too long, saying, "Itâ€™s rare that we even have cigarette ads
– Lori Linenberger, features editor