In this day and age where everything that even hints at being a cigarette or cigarette ad is being banned and banished, its very easy to forget the old days when cigarette smoking was not just advertised, but advertised as being healthy, fun and a generally positive pasttime.
Check out these old press ads for example:
But one of my favourites is this film for Winston Cigarette’s which embodies not just the straightforward gender differentiation of the day, but people’s relationship with their cigarette’s. Awesome.
Or for a neat summary of the best 5 ads from what has been called “the golden age of Cigarette advertising” check out this video. Great stuff.