History’s Most Ridiculous Cigarette Ads

Published January 20, 2014
Updated December 10, 2013

By now, it’s pretty clear that paying to inhale carcinogens on a regular basis is not a decision made with much consideration for our lungs, wallets and loved ones. Anti-smoking ads are everywhere. But over the last century and before we knew the many dangers of smoking cigarettes, puffing on a cancer stick was a hobby enjoyed and encouraged by everyone from relaxing royals to sultry saxophonists. Here are some of history’s most absurd cigarette ads.

Cigarette Ads Benson
Marlboro Mom
Cigarette Ads Virginia Slims
Tiparillo Violinist Ad
History’s Most Ridiculous Cigarette Ads
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