Historical Archives

Smoking and Body-Image

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Body image and the effects of smoking on hunger were used to target women, primarily, with body-image related advertising and thinner cigarettes.

Celebrities and Smoking

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Celebrities were employed in tobacco advertising to bring glamour to smoking and tobacco use. Many celebrities lost their lives to tobacco use.

Smoking as Protective to Health

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Cigarette makers used “health benefits of smoking,” including citing physicians to sell the safety of smoking, while never admitting to the known dangers of smoking.  The addition of filters, as well as low-tar, and light cigarettes, provide smokers with a sense of safety, and reasons to switch brands rather than to quit.

Smoking Aloft – A History of Smoking on Airlines

1938 Chesterfield - They Satisfy

Since the begining of commercial flight, smoking was allowed and even encouraged on airlines. Learn more about the history of smoking on airlines.

Death In The West

Real Cowboy with Emphysema From Death In The West

This 1976 documentary film by Peter Taylor from the United Kingdom current affairs program “This Week.” The film aired only once in the UK before a court order was obtained preventing it from being re-aired.