Movies-icon-48What Cigarette Do You Smoke, Doctor?

 

 Early in the Twentieth Century, as public concerns about the safety of smoking were growing, tobacco companies decided to respond with advertising campaigns aimed at calming people's fears. Perhaps most reprehensible was the abuse of people's trust in the medical profession. Advertisements would refer to pseudo-scientific reports and surveys, and depict doctors as satisfied and enthusiastic smokers, all with the aim of implying the safety of partaking in the deadly habit.

"...and see how well Camels agree with your throat..." - I wonder what advertisers are saying should "agree with" us today?


 

 

 

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