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Old Cigarette Ads

Cleaning through a neighbor’s old house turned up a lot of interesting things: old bottles, toys, newspapers, and magazines. Most interesting were the magazines from over thirty years ago. They still had cigarette ads in them, and I thought, jeez, this is some crazy stuff. One quick search later, and I discovered that some old cig ads were really over the top:

Yeah! All the good things cigarettes do for you! Like lung disease! And cancer!

babies and cigs!  hooray!
Yeah, dad! Thanks for smoking! I love developing asthma!

chickens lay fresh eggs!  cigarettes are good for you!
Not one, but TWO layers of cellophane! So it’s fresh! Like…eggs?

Right. If a man blew smoke into my face, I’d sure follow him anywhere. With a steak knife.

Not sure how well you can read this one, but it suggests that every puff of smoke cleans itself. Which is pretty much a lie, but check out the cute kitty cleaning itself, like the lying smoke!

Heh…a man kept a dog with no legs. He named it Cigarette, because every night he took it out for a drag.

I’m so sorry.

Smoking is bad for you, kids. No matter what the lady in the white powdered wig says.

10 Responses to “Old Cigarette Ads”

  1. on 10 Jul 2007 at 7:12 pm themolk

    Two great lines there…

    “You never feel over-smoked…” – I didn’t know you could be under or over smoked… let alone ‘feel’ it!

    “Blow in her face and she’ll follow you anywhere” – I guess it depends what you blow in her face, and how much you are paying her for the privilege of said blowing… 😉

    Sorry – had to be noted…

  2. on 10 Jul 2007 at 10:21 pm Anita Bath

    Hmmm … let me see if I can follow this …

    – All hens lay fresh eggs
    – All cigarettes are not fresh
    – Therefore … cigarettes are not eggs!

    Brilliant! 😉

  3. on 10 Jul 2007 at 11:34 pm Bunk

    I don’t advocate smoking eggs, but what about smoking a ham? What about second-hand smoked ham? You know, leftovers. Are pork filters on the way, too? I won’t even mention the salmon I smoked as a kid.

  4. on 11 Jul 2007 at 1:42 am froggywoogie

    A few days ago, a TV channel here showed off an old archived commercial where it was stated “those ciggies are good for your health”.

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  8. on 13 Jul 2007 at 1:11 pm Noah

    “All cigarettes are not fresh”

    Ok so since THEIR cigarettes are included in “All” That means that their cirgarettes are also “not fresh”.

    Logic apparently wasn’t invented until two years later.

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  10. on 08 Nov 2007 at 5:58 am blah blah

    oh yeah don’t forget everyone lives forever

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