I collect examples of old cigarette ads. Glamorous models. Sexy poses. Health claims that "doctors prefer..." Life was innocent fun in the 50s.
Fast forward a few decades of death and the roof came down on Big Tobacco's tower of babel. Dead people aren't glamorous or sexy. The Marlboro Man checks out with lung cancer. My idols ended lives in coughing fits, far too young to depart this earth.
This morning I found some e-cig ad images that made me wonder where our practice is going:
Healthier? That's what this Gamucci ad says. Yeh, and 4 out 5 doctors prefer Gamucci, huh?
And there's his one:
You think those who opposed the glamorization of cigarette smoking will sit back and enjoy these ads?
Finally, just to show it isn't just Gamucci's ads, I found this teaser for InLife e-cigs.