This one is going on my More forum for the next 2 weeks. Posting it on here is the only way to make the ads on my More board smaller.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The idea of Blacks smoking Winstons in the modern era would be weird to see. I believe the 70s was one decade when mo Blacks smoked non-menthols than the Salems/Kools/Newports and other menthols. I wouldnt say the majority of Black smokers preferred non-menthols in the 70s. But there was likely a higher rate of Black smokers with non-menthols back then (compared to the very low rate of Black smokers with non-menthols in the modern era).
One of these Winston ads actually features the old Menthol Winstons. I believe Menthol Winstons were discontinued before the 80s started. Since I never saw a pack of em before as a boy.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
I may have posted this Kool ad from '85 before. I aint sure. But this '85 Kool ad is a definite one I saw a lot in Jet mags from the '85 year itself. Motorcycles and a brand like Kool go hand in hand. Although I'd rather have a biker girl with Kools (or Newports) instead of a Harley Man.
Just like it was common to see Newport ads than Kool ads in the 2000s since Newport is the #1 menthol now, it was a lot more common to see Kool ads in the 80s. The last decade with Kool as the most popular menthol brand. Followed by Salem and then Newport. Newports actually became more popular with teen smokers when the 90s started.
Anyone who lived in the late 80s and 90s already heard of Joe Camel in cig ads.
But during the era before 1950, there was a different cartoon character in cig ads, and he's the Kool Penguin.
I barely remember seeing a Kool tv commercial with the penguin in it. If cig commercials still came on tv today, I'm sure we would see the Surgeon General's warning somewhere on the screen and throughout the whole commercial.
Take note how this Kool (30s?) ad makes smoking menthols sound like good medicine for your cold or sore throat. I actually heard from non-menthol smokers on the net before who actually smoked menthols (not necessarily Kools) when they had a cold or the flu.
Kools were not just the only menthol brand in the first half of the 20th century. They were also the only nonfiltered brand from that era with a cork tip...I'm assuming to make it easier for kids and teens to see which end of the cig goes into their mouth. I cant imagine a modern underage smoker picking up a nonfiltered cig. Unless he/she is used to smoking weed.
I actually cant even see an adult smoker under 50 smoking a NF as well. Maybe an elderly smoker who started smoking in the era when NF brands were a lot more common to see.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
This Salem ad is from 1969. Springtime fresh Salem!
This ad would motivate me to buy a Salem pack if I could go back to 50 years ago. You can take Salem out of the country, but you cant take the country outta Salem was this brand's 60s slogan.
Its always pretty to see a woman smiling while holding a lit all-white cig.
I remember seeing a Salem commercial from the 60s where ladies within the commercial "sang" the country Salem slogan.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Here are two ultra light ads I picked at random. I think the last time I smoked a UL was 5 years ago....and that was a Kick UL. Kick is one of those brands from a SMALL tobacco company.
During the days of buying cartons online, you could've bought cartons from the smaller tobacco companies at much cheaper prices than the cartons of big-name brands (ie: Marlboro, Newport, Salem, etc). Some of those smaller tobacco brands actually tasted like Marlboro Reds and Marlboro Lights (and Seneca menthols tasted almost like Newport 100s).
But even smoking a small tobacco company's UL brands are a waste of time and money. Since we cant buy cartons online in modern times, you're likely not gonna find the smaller tobacco cig brands OFF-line anyway.