Starting in 1970 congress passed Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act. The legislation banned cigarette companies from advertising on television or radio. Today, the restrictions are tougher than ever requiring warning labels designed at certain point size, and restrictions for where advertisements may be placed with regards to young/underage children.
For Throwback Thursday, I wanted to share a couple of ads from 1950 when cigarette ads were not only the norm, but they even used babies in their advertisemsnts! Imagine turning the page and seeing this ad in your favorite magazine. Somehow, I don’t think it would go over well with the general public. Take a look and see what you think.