Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lucky Strike Ad from the 50s

As seen on the TV series Mad Men, it wasn't uncommon for pregnant women to smoke in the 1950s (ah, naivete!); Some cigarettes were even marketed as "medicinal".

They couldn't have predicted that there would someday be a law requiring tobacco companies to label 30% (even 90% in some countries) of their cigarette boxes with warnings of doom and gloom and graphic images of mouth cancer.

Just look at this Lucky Strike ad with a "physician" endorsing the brand and its tagline - "Your throat protection against irritation, against cough."

Weird, right?

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