Advertisements from long, long ago — coffin nail edition

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  1. Thomas says:

    In my spotty, 30-year career as an on-again, off-again smoker, I tried all of the above except Craven A and Silva Thins. I’m sure that I must have bummed a Virginia Slim or two from a secretary. I preferred unfiltered cigarettes. Camels were my favorite.

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  2. ColorStorm says:

    Love the black eye. Not a fan of smoke. 😉

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  3. Wyldkat says:

    Never been a smoker myself, but my folks did. Mom liked Salem, iirc, and Dad was Tareyton. I’d forgotten the brand till I saw that white and red pack. Our cats thought those packs made the greatest toys.

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  4. For me, the biggest incentive to stop smoking was WRINKLES! :-

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  5. wow are there some disturbing images here! And who knew there was a Salem Man?

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  6. Looking back, it’s hard to believe, especially the ads using children. Goodness knows how many of us suffered from secondhand smoke. Both my parents and my grandmother smoked and I suffered from allergy sinus problems and had many terrible earaches as a child. 😦 — Suzanne

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    • I grew up in a smoke-free home (which was also alcohol-free — my parents were super strict). When I was a rebellious teenager it felt very daring and transgressive to me to date guys who smoked, and to come back home afterward smelling like tobacco. It probably worried the heck out of my parents. 🙂

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  7. The past is a foreign country!

    ♫ “You’ve got your own cigarette now baby/
    You’ve come a long, long *cough hack wheeze * waaay” ♫

    I was too small to even be “playing with matches,” when I fished one of my mom’s cig butts out of an ashtray and lit it up and took a hit.

    Cig butt. Menthol!

    There was never any danger, after that, of my getting hooked on tobacco!

    One plus on moving back to Oklahoma was to be near Mom, but it was hard to take our kids to her smoky house. Not long after that, Mom got all wheezy and it scared her, so she just gave up smoking. After fifty years. (That’s WILLPOWER!)

    Hah. “Why didn’t anyone tell me what a nasty habit it was?” she jokes.

    Twenty-two years later, we’re glad she quit. Now she spends two days a week working out at the gym. We’re gathering later this month to celebrate her 97th birthday. And her breathing’s fine.

    Sure hope I got part of that chromosome.

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    • So glad your mom is still around — what a blessing!

      I have a friend (we’ve known each other since kindergarten) whose parents are 97 and 101 years old. I kind of envy her, having the longevity gene coming at her from both sides of her family. My father’s family was long-lived, my mother’s family rather short-lived, and I keep wondering which side I will take after. My mother died at 66, while my paternal grandmother lived to be 102… so if I take after my mom I’ll be gone soon, but if I take after my grandmother I’ve got another forty years to go. 🙂


      • bob: I keep wondering which side I will take after

        Yes indeed. My mom may be pushing a century, but Dad only got half a century.

        On the plus side, I’m already almost fifteen years older than he ever got to be. Which, really, is kind-of weird.

        I subscribe to my mom’s philosophy: I just want to see what happens next. 😀

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  8. LOL – “never leaves you feeling ‘oversmoked”” – aka “most addictive?”

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  9. Citizen Tom says:

    The smoking commercials bring up memories, not particularly pleasant ones. People I know died in part from smoking. Alcohol helped too, but alcohol is still a politically correct drug.

    It amazes me is how much Democrat Liberals hate the cigarette industry. Yet they readily believe everything that same Democrat Liberal mass media that sold them on cigarettes tells them about politics and so many other things.

    The old commercials do a great job of reminding us of our gullibility. So long as our morals are as stable and make as much sense as a fashion change, what is politically correct today will be politically incorrect tomorrow. So please keep on showing them.

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