Category:
Tobacco and Smoking

The Nicotine Fairies



Unless he was smoking something else.....

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jun 29, 2014 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Delusions, Fantasies and Other Tricks of the Imagination, Tobacco and Smoking, Cartoons, 1930s, Europe

Egyptian Deities Cigarettes

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After our look at Murad cigarettes, here's another brand of the period. I wonder how well they would sell in today's geopolitical climate? And isn't there something sacrilegious about naming your product after another religion's sacred gods?

Posted By: Paul - Sun Aug 25, 2013 - Comments (6)
Category: Art, Business, Advertising, Products, Tobacco and Smoking, 1920s, Middle East

Follies of the Madmen #206



Posted By: Paul - Fri May 31, 2013 - Comments (11)
Category: Animals, PSA's, Tobacco and Smoking

Follies of the Madmen #199



Special smokes for wimps!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 14, 2013 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Television, Tobacco and Smoking, Wimps, Milquetoasts and Cowards, 1960s

Johnny Smoke

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 04, 2011 - Comments (4)
Category: PSA's, Tobacco and Smoking, 1960s

Follies of the Mad Men #111



If only those coupons had been reedeemable for lung surgery.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 24, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Tobacco and Smoking, 1960s

Follies of the Mad Men #109



The dancing cigarette pack always reminds me of the moment on The Simpsons when the sexy legs protruding from a basketball mascot costume were shown to belong to good old male Gil.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 04, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Television, Tobacco and Smoking, 1950s

Follies of the Mad Men #104

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[From Life magazine for April 13, 1942.]

Oh, God, no! Take it away! Make me unsee the horrible monster known as "Pipe with a Human Face!"

Posted By: Paul - Fri May 28, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Horror, Tobacco and Smoking, 1940s

Smokin’

Just when you thought the anti-smoking campaign might be working, along comes a news story that proves otherwise. Ardi Rizal, aged two years, has a 40-per-day smoking habit. His mother has tried to get him to stop, especially since the government has offered to buy the family a new car once the child quits, but she says he is entirely too addicted. His father, on the other hand, doesn't see any problem - "He looks pretty healthy to me..." In the meantime, Ardi's health is such that he can't run around and play with the other kids. Instead he rides around on a plastic toy truck while puffing away, looking like a parody of a middle-aged truck driver.

Posted By: Nethie - Thu May 27, 2010 - Comments (14)
Category: Addictions, Health, Tobacco and Smoking, Smoking and Tobacco, More Things To Worry About

Follies of the Mad Men #101



Why can't SpongeBob be as upfront about his nicotine addiction as Fred and Barney? (Note: I created this post prior to its release days ago--and then Boing-Boing scooped me! Oh, well, great minds and all that...)

Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 30, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Addictions, Tobacco and Smoking, Cartoons, 1960s

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