Smoking isn’t Cool Anymore – But it Used to Be
Between rapidly rising taxes and fees and a strong push by governmental health departments around the world to raise awareness of the ill effects of inhaling tobacco laced with carcinogens, cigarette smokers are a quickly dying breed. At more than $10 per package in many parts of the world and with everywhere except your own backyard strictly labeled as non-smoking, cigarettes have become symbols of sickness, death and inconvenience instead of daring, manliness and worldliness.
Smoking isn’t cool anymore. This is a sad fact for some, common knowledge for others and a health boon for all but it’s worth remembering that this wasn’t always the case. Not so long ago, smoking was simply the most hip and natural thing a man could do, like breathing and wife-beating.
Whether you you miss the days of smoking being an everyday part of like or you simply need another reason to chastise your parents’ and grandparents’ generations, these vintage tobacco advertisements ought to take you back!