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Cigarette vending machines should be banned and shops in England, Wales and Northern Ireland should keep stocks out of sight, MPs say. Similar plans are being discussed in Scotland.

But there was a time when there were very few restrictions on tobacco promotion. Larry Viner, of the Advertising Archives, takes a look at the ingenious, and not so truthful, ways the ad agencies tried to sell cigarettes in the past.

Unless stated otherwise, images courtesy The Advertising Archives. Music courtesy KPM Music.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 13 October 2009.


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