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1931 - Face the Facts - Lucky Strike Cigarettes by clotho98

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<br />Run!  He's gaining on you!  

This disturbing Lucky Strike ad is from 1931. After being reprimanded by the FTC for making claims that their cigarettes caused weight loss, Lucky Strike changed their ads to specify that you were supposed to smoke instead of eating, to keep from gaining weight.

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1931 - Face the Facts - Lucky Strike Cigarettes by clotho98
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Run! He’s gaining on you! This disturbing Lucky Strike ad is from 1931. After being reprimanded by the FTC for making claims that their cigarettes caused weight loss, Lucky Strike changed their ads to specify that you were supposed to smoke *instead* of eating, to keep from gaining weight.

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Vintage Cigarette Ads. I quite enjoy looking at them, and at how much times have changed. Especially the doctor/dentist ones and Santa Claus haha, but that Ronald Regan one just cracks me right up. Seems like such a nice guy for doing that lmfao. I might do photo set of these once a week. And now, to end with a quote that goes along perfectly with these pictures.

“Our ill fated love affair with the cigarette, is a relationship in which we were sweet talked into, fell deeply in love with, then told to stomp out. Incredibly quickly, smoking went from being universally accepted, to internationally condemned. We glorified the cigarette, and then declared war on it”.