Awesome old school smoking ads prove that our ancestors rocked (19 Photos)

  • Cade

    #16 is just hot. If that is hand drawn, that is badass.

    • @basholl1

      in that time they made only hand drawn

  • HellHath NoFury

    14- oh the mental images
    I suddenly have an interest in violin.

    • Kjellupa

      Oh Good. So I wasn't the only one then.

    • Dane Wolfgang


  • Cade

    #9 That black eye looks ghetto

  • dw55

    T-zone, Blow in her face!!!!!! WTF are they talking about?????

    • top dog

      It's a real old cowboy trick. They use to do it to calves that lost their mother, you blow in it's nose and it will follow you around thinking you're it's mother. I've never tried it personally but I know some people that have, they say it works.

      • HellHath NoFury

        I think you're missing the point. Although I now have more awesome cowboy stories to tell.

  • chrisdg74

    More proof that ignorance is bliss.

  • Opie

    Dont forget the Flintstone's ad for Winston!

  • Zoey

    No wonder so many of my parent's and grandparent's generation smoked. I never realized it was so bad, and based on "facts". Were advertisers allowed to blatantly lie, or did science just suck??

  • uberbrie

    I knew Ronald Regan was a communist…he lived in Hong Kong

    • Stephen Humphrey

      hmmm hong kong was britisih til we handed it over at the end of thecentury and it was capitalist then and still is as it has its own govt

    • Billy McCarty

      Never heard of "Ronald Regan", but Ronald Reagan was the opposite of a communist. Communist believe that the government should own everything and provide everything for the people (government health care). The "Communist" are the ones that are thanking over private industries like health care, GM, and Chrysler. Read "The Communist Manifesto" and "Animal Farm" to learn what "Communism" is really all about.
      It's better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you're stupid than to open it and remove all doubt. -Rami Belson

      • Billy McCarty

        Oops no edit button. (The "Communist" are the ones that are thanking over) should be (The "Communist" are the ones that are taking over) I really shouldn't talk on the phone while typing:p

      • @100window

        actually communism is a belief that there should be no government at all and that everything is run by the people for the people "from each according to their ability, to each according to their need." Total government control or industry is Socialism, a step toward communism. But universal health care is a communist idea, that is true. Doesn't mean it's a bad one.

        • Billy McCarty

          Actually communism is a form of socialism.
          # S: (n) communism (a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership)
          # S: (n) communism (a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society)
          The belief that there should be no government is "Anarchism" .
          S: (n) anarchism (a political theory favoring the abolition of governments)
          Anything that forces people to purchase a product against their will is a "bad idea". Government taking over any industry is a bad idea. If there is no risk of failure (government bailouts) there is less incentive to make good business decisions.
          In a perfect world you could have communism, but this world is far from perfect. True communism can never be achieved due to people are naturally greedy (take more than they need) and lazy (will not produce to full ability without gain).

  • MiPo_TheGoaT

    14, Let me know how that works out for you!!!

  • Brandon

    Al Jolson's blackface in #3, domestic violence in #9, and great sexual innuendo in #14 made this post fantastic.

  • Gandalf..

    Blow it on her face and she'll follow u anywhere….Classic!!

  • The Blower

    I feel like taking advice from 14 and blowing it in 16's face!

  • Gordon of Hesselink

    ok #16 would have drive me to smoke


    blow it in her face and she'll follow you everywhere
    Blow him down there, and he'll follow you everywhere

  • roberto robot

    blow on her face isnt used with cigarettes anymore but nicotine gum, lol

  • Danny

    These ads' are awesome. Todays ads' are too sissyfied in their message. No cigarette ads', no beer ads', no hard liqour or wine ads'………everyone is so fvcking uptight here the US. The rest of the world doesn't give in to political bullsh1t pressure and that's good to see!

    • Herro!

      Actually the F.I.A. no longer allows cigarette advertisements on race cars or at events. white bars replaced Ferrari's Marlboro logo and several other F1 cars no longer have sponsorship from, or have changed to color reference rather than having the name of the brand on the car.

  • smokeyjack

    Cigarette ads were banned in the UK a long time ago. I wonder if we'll ever see any ads for electronic cigarettes, though. Some celebrities have been pictured with them in glossy magazines.

  • Sugi

    . Except she just said it, so there you go.Additionals: This is pretty cobaumiztsle. A little piece of tape on the jar can hold the paper until the task is done, and then you can either throw it out or put it back in the jar, depending on need. Multiple jars serve the personal/professional separation. You could use colored paper to indicate relative length of the task, so if you only have (say) an hour to work, you know to only pull out yellow papers, whereas if you have the whole afternoon, you could pull out yellow or blue.

  • Niro Nash

    Very interesting picture of Ronald Reagan. The designers of that time were very good. The only serious error I found was on the left hand of Ronald. The last finger is a finger of a woman with a long fingernail and pink! he he he

  • xo volcano ecigs

    xo volcano ecigs

    Funny old school smoking ads-hilarious : theCHIVE 121961

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