Smoking is bad for your health, they even show it on the cigarettes packs. But back in the day, things stood a little different. And what better way to show you what we mean if not through these seven tobacco commercials that would be banned today?
Let’s point out that women are not little dogs to follow you everywhere. This commercial is surely sexist and also has sexually hints. If you want to “blow” any chance with a women, treat her like in this Tipalet commercial.
Many studies and people dying of lung cancer have proved that smoking is unhealthy. This commercial is clearly a lie, but back then you had permission to say almost everything just to sell the product.
“Cool and clean like as a breath of fresh air”
Comparing smoking with taking a fresh air is like saying that staying on the couch all day is similar to going to the gym. We don’t know about them, but when we go to a club with cigarettes smoke everywhere, we’re not feeling like on the Himalayas.
4. Silva Thins
This commercial suggested the fact that slim and rich is the way to go in life. For you to be recognized in society, you had to have the figure of a model and the bank account of a sheikh.
5. Lucky Strike
The woman stands at the man’s feet and very closely to his intimate parts. Yeah, we’re pretty sure sexual references were the idea behind this commercial. And the text says it all.
6. Silva Thins
Forget the gym, diets or miracle shakes. According to this commercial, if you wanted to lose weight, all you had to do was smoke. Associating smoking with losing weight, cigarettes brands were popular among women.
7. Lucky Strike
To be frank, there was something with smoking and losing weight back then. Since such commercials disappeared, 40% of Americans turned into whales. Is there any connection?