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Vintage Advertisements Said These Fake Things To Sell Cigarettes, Unbelievable!

You think the perfume advertisements these days which ‘promise’ that applying that particular XYZ spray will make even the hottest of girls walking 10 km away from you fall in ‘lust’ with you? Here’s some absolutely devious vintage crap which will make those spray ads seem innocent.

Cigarettes were sold back in the days using all sorts of emotional and scientific manipulations, and I wonder how those ideas actually worked! Check these hugger-mugger advertisements from the 19th century out and consider yourself blessed to be born in this generation!

 

Vintage Advertisements Said These Fake Things To Sell Cigarettes, Unbelievable!

Vintage Advertisements Said These Fake Things To Sell Cigarettes, Unbelievable!

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The epitome of disgust is here!

The epitome of disgust is here!

1933: Smoking keeps you calm

1933: Smoking keeps you calm

Advertisements said that smoking would "not affect the nervous system" and that it would calm nerves.

1936: R.J. Reynolds said in the advertisements that Camel cigarettes helped in digestion as they simulated digestive fluids and increased alkalinity.

1936: R.J. Reynolds said in the advertisements that Camel cigarettes helped in digestion as they simulated digestive fluids and increased alkalinity.

And yes, they made eating food way more enjoyable too. The Federal Trade Commission finally prohibited the bizarre digestive advertisements in 1951, 12 years after the last advertisement of the cigarettes ran.

1946: Well, they used Actors dressed as noble Doctors to persuade public to smoke and that smoking was absolutely safe.

1946: Well, they used Actors dressed as noble Doctors to persuade public to smoke and that smoking was absolutely safe.

1947: Smoking helps patients heal faster

1947: Smoking helps patients heal faster

Now by showing an Army veteran smoke while in a hospital bed, the tobacco industry desperately wanted to prove that puffing on is a health-improver. Sigh.

1941: Say no to throat irritation

1941: Say no to throat irritation

Even if it gives you Lung cancer.

1961: Cigarettes with filters are safe

1961: Cigarettes with filters are safe

But the truth was, Kent cigarettes had horrible filters which were actually lined with asbestos. Not to mention, filters didn't help much with safety.

1970's: Light cigarettes are healthier now

1970’s: Light cigarettes are healthier now

Less tar and nicotine delivered to the smoker was the 'quality' of light cigarettes, which eventually increased the sales. But deeper and more drags resulted in the same intake of tar as before.

1971: Cigarettes to keep you slim

1971: Cigarettes to keep you slim

Philip Morris had a clever idea to introduce cigarettes particularly in women, back in 1968.

1950: Kids approved of their parents smoking proudly

1950: Kids approved of their parents smoking proudly

So kids were used as a strong tool to advertise that taking a drag on in front of kids is totally fine and that will not affect their health or future. In fact 'Father's Day' was promoted heavily by the tobacco companies, saying it's absolutely fine to smoke in front of kids.

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