Top 10 cigarette ads and advertisements from the 1950’s

Youth. Happiness. Wealth. In each of these classic magazine images from the 50’s, we see life as it was idealized back then. But don’t you find it strange that the young chick ends up with a man her father’s age? And that health was a part of smoking? Something was seriously off in the 50’s. What else can you read into these illustrated fantasies?

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Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.

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  1. One thing countless marketers overlook is to keep their content material concise and sweet. Even the most enlightening articles and reviews could induce irresistible waves of sleepiness sometimes. But I find these ads to marry graphical design with message … making for cigarette promotion!

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