I'm sending Chesterfields to all my friends for Christmas!

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    1. txmarg 68 months ago | reply

      I've seen a letter where my husbands father sent home some cigarettes and told his daughter who to give them to (and he didn't even smoke) .

    2. anslatadams 67 months ago | reply

      Isn't it awful, we just didn't know how bad they are for you back then!
      And of all the people to promote them!!! I didn't think he smoked! But
      most actors back then did!

    3. Ramona Forever 67 months ago | reply

      Mmm...mentholated christmas joy.

    4. Jeff Cushner 67 months ago | reply

      My God, he looks just like Chris Noth with a little Alec Baldwin thrown in for good measure!

    5. anslatadams 67 months ago | reply

      Wow Jeff, you're right. Now I know who Alec Baldwin reminds me of!
      LOL! So I gues Alec Baldwin will look like Ronald Reagan when he
      gets older!

    6. anslatadams 67 months ago | reply

      HMM, makes you wonder about ole' Ronnie boy! LOL! No disrespect
      meant though. He really made a great president!!

    7. cindlinz 65 months ago | reply

      Love this !!

    8. mamapoodle61 65 months ago | reply

      Awesome!! He was a great looking man ..God Bless him..
      I love these old ads..It's true..they just did'nt know how bad cigs were back then..even Hollywood glamourized them.

    9. hannibal1107 16 months ago | reply

      I expect if I traveled back in time and visited the 1950s I would have to take my own oxygen supply.

    10. markdpodmore 15 months ago | reply

      Watch any Humphrey Bogart movie. "Bogie" smokes one after another. He even rolled his own smokes.

    11. JeffCarter629 13 months ago | reply

      The ones that get me are the cigarette ads with doctors and pharmacists promoting smoking as a healthy way to relax.
      A bit of interesting history: before RJ Reynolds began manufacturing cigarettes in the late teens, early 20's he was concerned that the paper used to wrap the cigarettes would be a health hazard when it burned. So he ran extensive test on the paper and once he was convinced the paper was safe he started manufacturing cigarettes. Kinda ironic...

    12. mcudeque 4 months ago | reply

      One of my favorite ads from my collection, 1953 or so, mine's in black and white

    13. brancusi7 2 months ago | reply

      Evidence linking smoking and cancer appeared in the 1920s. Between 1920 and 1940, a chemist named Angel Honorio Roffo published several articles showing that cancers could be experimentally induced by exposure to tars from burned tobacco. Roffo et al. further showed that cancer could be induced by using nicotine-free tobacco, which means that tar, with or without nicotine, was carcinogenic. Research implicating smoking as a cause of cancer began to mount during the 1950s, with several landmark publications in leading medical journals. The first official U.S. government statement on smoking and health was issued by the Surgeon General Leroy Burney in a televised press conference in 1957, wherein he reported that the scientific evidence supported cigarette smoking as a causative factor in the etiology of lung cancer.

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