These were slides that I also used to
use in school presentations and clinics
over 25 years ago. I would compare
tactics used to entice people to smoke
along side with the ads trying to
convince them not to smoke. While the
tobacco companies always had a lot more
money and resources to get their ads
out--they always did have the harder
What other manufacturer can you think of
that has to advertise a product that has
to entice young and old alike to take in
proven carcinogens, or poisons like
arsenic, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide
and hundreds of others, and are
addictive. What product comes to mind
that kills one out of every two users.
What product that meets these criteria
would you expose yourself and your
family to. None. The only reason you did
it before is you were an actively using
addict and you didn't have a choice. You
have a choice now. To keep the power of
choice, always remember to stay free and
clear from tobacco's devastation always
remember to never take another puff!
Classic Cigarette Ads
If you analyze the
messages in cigarette advertisement,
they will no longer be able to influence
you to idealize
cigarettes. To the contrary you will see
how ridiculous the
messages are and it can help reinforce
your resolve to
no longer be manipulated by such
Following are some
As more and more
people became afraid of pollution,
tobacco companies tried to tie their
products to the idea
of fresh air.
This ad should read,
"If your afraid of pollution, go stick
your head in a chimney!
Some people feel as if
cigarettes are their companions.
They don't need
friends as long as they have
In the following one,
the man at least has a dog.
But he probably doesn't even care if the
jumps overboard as long as it doesn't
splash and get the cigarettes wet.
The next one showed
how they tried to
tie in to the women's liberation
The caption here read, "In 1903 Miss
tried to sneak a few drags while her
was getting his glasses fixed.
Miss Clairborn made a spectacle out of
This was trying to
tell women to be equal to men they had
Well it worked, women are more equal to
in heart disease, cancer, strokes and a
slew of other diseases now.
They try to tie in
smoking with sex.
The caption chopped
off in the next one was,
"You make out better at both ends."
Very few people ever saw the cigarette
in this ad.
Freud would have loved
this next one.
"It's not how long you make it, it's how
it makes it long!"
The next one read:
"Nature in the raw is seldom mild!"
Trying to associate a
product with sex is not surprising.
Many manufacturers do it in one way or
But tobacco companies are unique. They
say there product
is better than sex.
The sheik comes into
the harem girls tent. As he is about to
carry her out he hears from nowhere
"Taste Me, Taste Me!"
When he realized its the cigarettes
singing he drops the girl and
takes the cigarettes.
Or this one...
You can see from the
look on her face what she wants but
his reaction is "Leave me alone, I want
to smoke my cigarette."
Watch ads in the
future. See the senseless messages being
delivered in them.
They will often show you happy, healthy
people participating in vigorous
activities. Think about how many of
things shown in ads are just
the opposite of what the reality of your
life was when you were a smoker.
Examine the ads and their illusions and
look at the reality of smoking
and you will always choose to never take