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30+ Outrageous Retro Smoking Adverts from the Crazy Old Days

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In the crazy old days, people actually used to think that smoking was healthy for you!

Doctors and healthcare companies would gladly promote your cancer sticks if you bunged them the right amount of dollars. They were marketed at being beneficial and kind to your throat, helped with your asthma and bronchial problems, and also suppressed your appetite so you wouldn’t put on weight.

Let’s take a look back at a selection of outrageous vintage tobacco adverts with a bit of sexism thrown in for good measure!

Oh, Santa!

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Mike knew the awful consequences of smoking so kept buying his evil dad a pack whenever he could!

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What all expectant mothers crave!

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… “No adverse effects on nose, throat and sinuses”… Just kills your lungs though!

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Your “T-Zone” will tell you!

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Oh, that’s good then!

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Because it f**kin’ stinks!

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Decisions, decisions. Stay healthy or carry on smoking?

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Take a puff…

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Are you saying smoking will make me lose weight?

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Blow in her face and she will probably tell you to f**k off!

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Gee, Mommy!

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Oh, not again Santa?

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Hahah… You sexist douche!

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Oh, do behave!

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I can’t help but feel there is something quite creepy about that image!

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I wouldn’t want to inhale anything that would be bad for my health now!

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Now in fruit flavors!

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Go on, give it to your dog!

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Who needs a diet? Just get smoking. “It’s toasted!”

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Smoking (and drinking) to make your baby weight smaller for an easier labor! Wow… Just wow!

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Less irritating on the throat, but more of a chance of cancer!

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Man-size satisfaction

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No!

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Not recommended for children under 6!

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Thank you, Santa

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Of course, it is

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Who’d have known?

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Wow, this ad is sexist too!

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Gee, now you don’t have to leave the table like a suppressed housewife

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How about this fact for you? Smoking is bad for your health!

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Written by Jay

A caffeine based life form. Current Editor-in-Chief here at Joyenergizer.

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