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oceanloverOH
04-19-2013, 08:34 AM
Many of the old ads below helped entice me to become a lifelong smoker.......as did many in my generation. However, I'm proud to say that I have been quit of the nasty things for over 7 years. Everybody was hawking cigarettes on TV commercials back in the day....Steve McQueen, Lucy and Desi, Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies, even the Flintstones. I do not approve of the below messages....but some of them were fun to watch!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqdTBDkUEEQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=hoOdPIrWiB0&NR=1


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9Wk0rxJtGU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEx44ETP8Ac

Common
04-19-2013, 10:32 AM
When I was a kid cigarette commercials were set on islands with lots of pretty girls around, they all insinuated you were cool if you smoked. Ciggy commercials were no different than anything else. They are all designed to suck you in to give them your money. Same with all the informericals of today.

Sytha
04-19-2013, 01:05 PM
Remember these? Candy cigarettes :jawdrop:




http://www.oldtimecandy.com/assets/images/misc/candy-cigarettes-50s.jpg

Sytha
04-19-2013, 01:08 PM
When I was a kid cigarette commercials were set on islands with lots of pretty girls around, they all insinuated you were cool if you smoked. Ciggy commercials were no different than anything else. They are all designed to suck you in to give them your money. Same with all the informericals of today.

it wasnt just commercials. Every movie, smoking was intrenched.

Sytha
04-19-2013, 01:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mAC9Yj6Wj8

Common
04-19-2013, 01:48 PM
it wasnt just commercials. Every movie, smoking was intrenched.

Thats absolutely true, I referred to commercials because that was what the thread was about :) Yes, if you smoked you were not only cool but you were surrounded by gorgeous gals

Common
04-19-2013, 01:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mAC9Yj6Wj8


Many moons ago I smoked Old Gold and Chesterfields. I no longer smoke.

Mister D
04-19-2013, 01:54 PM
I only drink Chesterfields.

2390

oceanloverOH
04-19-2013, 02:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mAC9Yj6Wj8

Good one, Sytha!

Sytha
04-19-2013, 02:37 PM
Good one, Sytha!

old commercials crack me up! The dancing cigarette boxes.... LMAO!

oceanloverOH
04-19-2013, 02:44 PM
old commercials crack me up! The dancing cigarette boxes.... LMAO!

I'll be posting a few retromercials about a different product every day.....they crack me up too! Feel free to join in........

Captain Obvious
04-19-2013, 05:27 PM
I only drink Chesterfields.

2390

Great choice - haven't had a chesty in a long while though.

Captain Obvious
04-19-2013, 05:28 PM
Many moons ago I smoked Old Gold and Chesterfields. I no longer smoke.

Chesterfields - that was basically unfiltered shredded tires, right?

Captain Obvious
04-19-2013, 05:29 PM
Remember these? Candy cigarettes :jawdrop:




http://www.oldtimecandy.com/assets/images/misc/candy-cigarettes-50s.jpg

They still have them. I remember seeing them somewhere and being a little surprised that they weren't burned in a huge pile somewhere.

oceanloverOH
04-19-2013, 07:49 PM
When the military started the crusade against smoking in the 80s, military personnel started giving bubble gum cigars out to celebrate their promotions instead of tobacco cigars.......and you can still get these (they also come in a box of pink or blue for new baby celebrations....)

2395

Sytha
04-19-2013, 08:07 PM
They still have them. I remember seeing them somewhere and being a little surprised that they weren't burned in a huge pile somewhere.


Most retro candy shops have them. The Cosmopolitan in vagas has an old cigarette vending machine that has them..... very amusing to see.

roadmaster
04-19-2013, 08:29 PM
They still have them. I remember seeing them somewhere and being a little surprised that they weren't burned in a huge pile somewhere. Yep they still sell them.

Mister D
04-19-2013, 10:49 PM
Great choice - haven't had a chesty in a long while though.

I can find it bottles here in central NJ. A little bitter but I like it

IMPress Polly
04-21-2013, 05:17 PM
This public service announcement from back in the day remains the most persuasive commercial about cigarettes I've seen so far:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuh2w2sFRMI

...Oh no wait, you were looking for good commercials FOR cigarettes, my bad. Never seen a good way of marketing the number one leading cause of cancer and death in America.

GrassrootsConservative
04-21-2013, 05:19 PM
Cigarettes are horrible for you.

Common
04-21-2013, 05:22 PM
Heres a montage of 60-64 cig commercials, now you younger folks will know why all us boomers smoked, we got sucked into it. If you didnt smoke you were a mope



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyCl3BdlICY

Common
04-21-2013, 05:33 PM
I think the most insidious brainwashing cig commercial of all was the marlboro man. All kids wanted to be cowboys then not gangstas and he was a cool mofo.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8250a00140

Sytha
04-21-2013, 08:30 PM
they have to be alright,right? The doctor says so!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-y_N4u0uRQ&NR=1&feature=endscreen

Sytha
04-21-2013, 08:33 PM
and.... lets not forget the print adds!!! OMG.. this one just cracks me up!!


http://www.mydiscountcigarette.net/gallery/default/original/13421/chesterfield-ronald-reagan-ad.jpg?1301579070

oceanloverOH
04-21-2013, 10:06 PM
and.... lets not forget the print adds!!! OMG.. this one just cracks me up!!


http://www.mydiscountcigarette.net/gallery/default/original/13421/chesterfield-ronald-reagan-ad.jpg?1301579070

And what a cheap bastard.....cartons were like $7 each in those days........lol