Cigarettes for the Everyman (and Everywoman)

This is the second type of cigarette ads I’ve discovered.  The Smart Set can have their frou-frou cigarettes, but these cigarettes are for the working people!

Interestingly, some of them seem targeted for a much younger audience. The first three ads are courtesy Phillip Morris, including the comic strip, which is an elaborate choice for an ad. After that, you’ll see a selection of the finest tobacco available.

This post brings you some bold marketing slogans, too, like “Not a Cough in a Carload!” and some other great ones.

Let me know which cigarette you would buy based on these ads in the poll or the comments! 

1948 Phillip Morris ad


1948 Phillip Morris ad. “Definitely less irritating” is an interesting marketing angle!


1948 ad seems to be targeted for children and teenagers


1913 ad – Zira is for hard workers!


1928 ad for the secretaries


1921 Camel ad – the cigarettes look like clothes-pins here


1914 Gail & Ax cigarettes… this looks super dangerous


1930 ad for Old Gold – Love, Every Smoker


1941 Marvels ad – for those who find pleasure in savings




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