Thursday, December 31, 2015

More Menthol ad

Just one ad for this week.....a More ad!  And this is one More ad I'm actually familiar with.  I may have seen it on the back cover of a Jet mag from the mid-late 80s.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Cig ads with celebs from the VERY old days

I already knew Lucille Ball was a RL smoker and not just on tv.  She and Desi Arnaz (who was her RL hubby as well) actually appeared in cig ads together in the 40s. 

BT was banned from usin celebs in their ads in 1964.  The same year when the first-ever Surgeon General report came out on the cons of smoking.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

BT's classical way of motivating smokers to buy certain brands...offer coupons, promos, and catalogs!

I'm late for this week in picking 3 cig ads.  But these three ads all have the promo theme.   Some ads used to have pack/carton coupons within em.  Newport used to have the Pleasure Goods catalog while Marlboro used to have the "Miles" on every pack.

ie:  If you have so and so amount of Newport PCs, you can get a compact CD player!  Or Newport can send you a carton coupon for $20 off of your next carton purchase!

Of course, its now illegal for BT to have promos/coupons within their ads.  And the US govt made it illegal for BT to make catalogs as well.  Those promos/catalogs were nice incentives to encourage people to buy certain brands.  Especially if the Marlboro/Newport/Camel smoker wanted to essentially get free stuff and all you pay for is shipping with the right amount of UPCs from the packs .  Or the right amount of "Camel Cash" and "Marlboro Miles."

Cig coupons are still legal.  However, not every gas station or store will not actually accept em.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Two random ads

Take note of the Camel lady with a cig holder....a smoking accessory which was common to see for some smoking ladies back in the day (even in the 80s).  The Winston ad is from 2003.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Three Benson and Hedges 90s ads

In the mid-late 90s, PM made BH ads with the theme of cigs being portrayed as actual people.

The obvious message in these BH ads is smoking is pleasurable and relaxing.  As well as the message of smoking being socially acceptable.

Take note of the BH ad with the Christmas theme.  I was actually trying to find some classical cig ads with Santa delivering cartons as Christmas gifts.  But I came across these neat ads instead.

Using all-white cigs as "people" makes better sense.  Since all-white cigs are better-looking than corked cigs.  (I know I smoke Newports, a corked cig.  But BHs are my favorite all-whites...MLs USED to be my favorite all whites but not anymore).

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Three ads with women smoking cigars

Cigar ads were less common to see in mags 3-5 decades ago.  Especially cigar ads with women.  But here are three old ads with cigar ladies.  Take note cigar ads didnt have warnings in em back then.  Just like smokeless tobacco ads didnt have warnings in em before '86.

Monday, November 16, 2015

New Link added

I added a new link  to  my link list (off to the right) to another prosmoking-friendly blog.  "Smoking is Good" is the blog's title.  Has a lotta nice smokey images on it from my first impression of it.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Two Virginia Slims ads pre-1980

I'm guessing the VS ad with the SG warning is from the 70s.  While the one without the warning is obviously from the 60s.  Since cig ads didnt have the infamous warning in em during the Civil Rights era.

One common trend in all cig ads with models is every lady smiles in em.  The Marlboro Man is the only person in a cig ad I have NEVER seen smile.  Unless you wanna count the "Camel Man" who appeared in Camel ads in the early 80s...before Joe Camel was created.

More White Lights ad

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Kansas: Man's e-cig explodes in home

This is the first time in a good while I posted an article link.  But this man from Kansas is lucky he and his future wife didnt get killed after his e-cig exploded.

I aint a fan of e-cigs.  But this page certainly caught my attention.  At least traditional cigs never explode while you smoke it.  Of course, careless smoking can cause fires but the cig cant explode in your mouth.


Three random cig ads

The Kool ad is one of those "modern" Kool ads (Most likely the Kool ad is from the early 2000s).

Motorcycles and cigs go hand in hand.  Especially biker girls who smoke.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Two ads of a cig brand from the 90s

I dont remember hearing of Style cigs. This is the first time I've even seen this brand's ads.  The top ad is from '92 and the bottom one is from '95.    But this brand existed in the 90s.  Style was made by Lorillard.  The original makers of Newports.  I'm assuming Style was taken off of the market by '96 or '97.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

More Lights ad

There were actually two versions of More Lights.  One pack had beige More Lights and the other one had More White Lights.  This ad features the beige ones.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Classical cig ads with the sports theme

I actually dont remember seeing cig ads with the sport theme in my boy days.  I actually think Salem and Newport ads had images of people playing basketball or surfing in em.  Surfing counts as a sport to me.  lol

I havent found em yet.  But I remember seeing Hank Aaron and Joe Namath in cig ads before.  Aaron was in a Camel ad.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

More ad

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.

Three 70s Winston ads targeting the Black community

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

Three random cig ads

It's actually better to post 3 ads at once rather than one ad at a time (unless I have something new to say about the ad I posted).

Here are three ads I chose at random with smokey ladies.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Kool ad I still remember well

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.

Kool throwback ad

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 22, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

1969 Salem ad

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

Two random ultra light ads

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.

Monday, September 7, 2015

"I'm More Satisfied."

I'm posting this as a way to make it easier to post on my More board.  But I'm actually counting this More ad as one ad for the current week posted on here in general.