10 Devious Things Advertisers Said To Sell Cigarettes


The tobacco industry was notorious for promoting half-truths and outright lies in its advertisements for cigarettes. The Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising has collected thousands of classic print advertisements from the 20 th century. These 10 examples are the most egregious.

Doctors Endorse Smoking Cigarettes

Doctors Endorse Smoking Cigarettes

The tobacco industry used actors dressed as noble doctors to persuade an increasingly worried public that its cigarettes were safe. This ad ran in 1946.



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