Santa takes a cigarette break

The kids can wait. He needs his nicotine fix!

Source: Popular Science - Dec 1920. via What the Apothecary Ordered.
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Dec 23, 2014
     Category: Holidays | 1920s

And, a few decades later it was Camels that got the doctors excited.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/23/14 at 10:24 AM
He could have switched to Chesterfields - "Not A Cough In A Carload!"

Endorsed by Babe Ruth.
Posted by KDP on 12/23/14 at 03:07 PM
I was gonna say, and they said Joe Camel was enticing kids to smoke. Santa is even more kid friendly.(if you are on the nice list anyway)
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/23/14 at 03:59 PM
Well, St. Nicholas lived in what is now Turkey. Of course that was long before tobacco was introduced from America....
Posted by Cougar Allen on 12/23/14 at 06:22 PM
Hey, tobacco is the only revenge the Native Americans got against the white man till Casinos.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/23/14 at 07:15 PM
So do the counter culture guys have Santa smoking a joint, in Colorado and Washington?
Posted by Gator Guy on 12/24/14 at 08:50 AM
After dealing with that many kids the old guy deserves some.(yeah,that too Mrs C)
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/24/14 at 10:49 AM
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