A mystery that never was, is solved. The phrase ‘blowing smoke up your ass’ came from an 18th century medical procedure. Tobacco smoke up your rectum is ‘warming’ and thought to promote respiration.
The Big Ashtray Museum presents hundreds of documented art ashtrays made in days gone by when quality, form and function were manufacturing ideals. Click on the image below to enter.
Cigarette T.V. commercials were outlawed many years ago. The commercials below help explain why they were banned. Imagine Dr.s promoting cigarettes for health, cartoon characters smoking, mothers letting children ‘hold’ their cigarettes, famous actors promoting cigarette brands, and of course the allure of looking sexy or cool with a cigarette as an accessory. No wonder […]
Shameless print advertising bent on luring the population into believing cigarette smoking was glamorous and healthy. Today we know the intended messages were nonsense…and dangerous. However, the artistry and imagination of vintage cigarette advertising can still be admired and provide amusement.