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Funny Ads From The Past You Won't Ever Find In Modern Times

Vintage Ads | July 26, 2018

Doctors used to promote cigarettes back then.

Source: Reddit

Before reports linked smoking to all sorts of nasty diseases, like cancer and heart disease, cigarette companies used real doctors to promote the health benefits of smoking. They claimed that smoking helped to reduce stress and curb appetite, which may be true. But we now know that the risks far out-weigh the benefits. And by using doctors in their ads, the marketing companies were relying on the public's faith in the medical profession and belief that doctors were the smartest people around. Doctors are pretty smart...smart enough to make money on the side by being a cigarette spokesperson. 

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Karen left the world of academic, quitting her job as a college professor to write full-time. She spends her days with her firefighter husband and four daughters on a hobby farm with an assortment of animals, including a goat named Atticus, a turkey named Gravy, and a chicken named Chickaletta.