In Pictures: Goodbye tobacco ads
Smoking yourself 'fit'

Strange as it seems, early cigarette ads often boasted the "health benefits" of smoking, claiming "relief" for asthma, wheezing, hay fever and obesity. Craven even called itself the "doctor’s choice".

By the 1950s, research began to link smoking to cancer. Today, an estimated four million people a year die from smoking related illnesses.

Images: Advertising Archive.

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