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Babies And Cigarettes

Michael Ely Submitted by Michael Ely
May 12th, 2011
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Came across these ads from the 1950′s and I was shocked. Did they really use babies to sell cigarettes?! Wonder how many babies grew up without mommies who checked out early due to smoking.  BTW, does anyone remember candy cigarettes for children?!

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6 Responses to “Babies And Cigarettes”

  1. Allee Willis Allee Willis says:

    Unbelievable! Not shocking though given the mentality back then and the power that both tobacco companies and advertising agencies had to control the public mindset.

    I love that they say “you need never feel over-smoked… That’s the miracle of Marlboro.

    I LOVED candy cigarettes and still do. They still make these Viceroys too. I hate when they don’t have enough pink flame at the end of them though and they just look like long, thin pieces of chalk.

  2. suzette suzette says:

    My kind of baby shower!! And what better way to soak in the tub with your trusty Bath-O-Meter, than with a Viceroy!

  3. suzette suzette says:

    OOPS! I meant Marlborlo ( I HAD TO SPELL THAT FOUR TIMES!)

    MARLBORO!!!! MAke that FIVE times!

  4. denny denny says:

    Suzette, I sort of like “Marlo Borlo”. Such potential in that name! lol

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