Your Doctor Wants You to Smoke

vintage smoking posters

Et Tu, Santa?
It's winter. You have a sniffle. But you can "guard against throat-scratch" by making like St. Nick and lighting up a Pall Mall. There are so many things wrong with this 1951 ad, it's hard to know where to begin, but how about with the grammar? "... Pall Mall's greater length of fine tobaccos still travels the smoke further ..." Come again? One thing is clear, though: if Santa's lighting up, it's not helping him keep the weight off.

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