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Selling Smoke: Tobacco Advertising and Anti-Smoking Campaigns

From the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library of Yale University comes this online exhibit dedicated to the history of advertisements related to tobacco and smoking in the United States. The first part of this exhibit explores how smoking was marketed to Americans and is divided into five sections: Men, women, and gender in cigarette advertising; Celebrities and "ordinary" people sell smoke; Selling patriotism with every pack!; Selling cigarettes with medical science; and Prizes and promotion. Each of these sections features a number of digitized magazine advertisements and other images, dating from the 1930s through the 1970s. In the final two sections of this exhibit, The Rise of Anti-Smoking Movements and U.S. Government and the Tobacco Industry, document the emergence of the late-twentieth century movement to raise awareness about the health effects of smoking. Collectively, this exhibit provides insight into the history of advertising in the United States.
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Date of Scout Publication 2017-11-10
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