Pretty Girls Sold Tobacco – tobacco advertisements used pinups

Pretty Girls Sold Tobacco – tobacco advertisements used pinups

Here is an interesting history of tobacco advertisements using pretty women and pinups as bait, and to gain broader social acceptance of smoking cigarettes!

To explain changes in tobacco advertising, you have to take a historical perspective, which this article explains best. Briefly the history of tobacco ads (according to this 1953 article):

Below are old tobacco ads from between the 1960s and the 1950s. In 1864, approximately 19 million cigarettes were sold in the USA. “In 1954, sales will approach 400 billion”.

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