Your Doctor Wants You to Smoke

vintage smoking posters

Baby Needs a New Pair of Lungs!
Warning: this ad may be offensive to women who are pregnant or nursing. Seek medical advice before viewing. Ridley Scott, who was a commercials director before he went on to feature films, says cigarette ads were the most fun to make, because they were all image. Somebody was certainly thinking out of the box for this 1951 ad. Long before there was a Marlboro Man and a Marlboro horse and that macho Marlboro wilderness, there was a Marlboro bub. Nothing says awwww like Baby + feeling "over-smoked."

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