Smoking

Including cigarettes, tobacco and pipes. Below are the brands found in this category.

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Chesterfield ~ Christmas Cigarette Adverts [1940-1956]

“Chesterfield for a happy holiday!”
These Christmas ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1940-56.

Christmas Cigarette Adverts [1950-1959]

“The perfect gift for every filter smoker on your list!”

Here are a few vintage Christmas cigarette, cigar, pipe and lighter adverts from 1950 to 1959.

Embassy ~ Cigarette Adverts [1950]

“Do you think you are smoking too much?”
These ads for Embassy cigarettes are from 1950 and feature smokers solemnly contemplating the amount they puff.

Embassy ~ Cigarette Adverts [1949]

“Inhale to your heart’s content!”
These ads for Embassy cigarettes are from 1949 and featured people actually smoking, rather than just posing with an unlit cigarette.

Chesterfield “ABC” ~ Cigarette Adverts [1945-1950]

“Always Buy Chesterfield.”
These ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1945-50 and featured their ABC slogan. Many of the ads featured celebrities of the time.

Capari ~ Cigarette Adverts [1994]

“There’s no slimmer way to smoke.”
This ad campaign for Capari cigarettes dates from 1994.

Capari ~ Cigarette Adverts [1991-1993]

“You’ve got a taste for style!”
This ad campaign for Capari cigarettes dates from 1991-93.

Misty ~ Cigarette Adverts [1990-1997]

“Fashionably inexpensive!”
These ads for Misty cigarettes date from 1990-97 and were aimed at twenty-something women.

Webster ~ Cigars Adverts [1946-1948] Illustrated by Edwin Georgi

“Executive America’s top cigar.”
These ads for Webster cigars date from 1946-48 with illustrations by Edwin Georgi. They all featured couple at various social occasions.

Old Gold ~ Cigarette Adverts [1948-1950]

“For a treat instead of treatment… light an Old Gold!”
These ads for Old Gold cigarettes date from 1948-50.

Tareyton ~ Cigarette Adverts [1957]

“Mildness makes the difference.”
This ad campaign for Tareyton cigarettes dates from 1957. There were two different styles used; the earlier ads featured the models full back and turned head, and the later ads used just the heads.

Tareyton “Twosome” ~ Cigarette Adverts [1955-1956]

“The Tareyton Twosome”
This ad campaign for Tareyton cigarettes dates from 1955-56 and featured different sets of twins.

Virginia Slims 120’s ~ Cigarette Adverts [1985]

“The longest Slims of all.”
These ads for Virginia Slims 120’s cigarettes date from 1985.

Virginia Slims Ultra Lights ~ Cigarette Adverts [1987-1988]

“The lightest style of Slims.”
These ads for Virginia Slims Ultra Lights cigarettes date from 1987-88.

Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1960’s-1980’s] Fat Fingered Men

“We make Virginia Slims especially for women because they are biologically superior to me.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1968-84 and were slightly tongue in cheek.

Virginia Slims Lights ~ Cigarette Adverts [1980-1984] Style 2

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims Lights cigarettes with a plain white background date from 1980-84.

Virginia Slims Lights ~ Cigarette Adverts [1980-1985] Style 1

“In the crush-proof purse pack.”
These ads for Virginia Slims Lights cigarettes date from 1980-85 and continued in the same two styles as the original cigarettes.

Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1990-1994]

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1990-94 and began the first real change in style since the 1970’s.

Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1980’s] Style 2

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1980-89 and continue in the same style as the previous decade.

Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1970’s] Style 2

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1971-79.

Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1980-1991] Style 1

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1980-91.

Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1970’s] Style 1

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1968-79.

Capari ~ Cigarette Adverts [1988-1990]

“The slimmest slim!”
These ads for Capari cigarettes date from 1988-90.

Capari ~ Cigarette Adverts [1987]

“The slimmest slim in town.”
This ad campaign for Capari cigarettes dates from 1987.

Blackstone ~ Cigars Adverts [1944-1945]

“New sizes! New shapes! New pleasure!”
These ads for Blackstone Cigars date from 1944-45.

Parliament ~ Cigarette Adverts [1955-1956]

“You’re so smart to smoke Parliaments.”
These ads for Parliament cigarettes date from 1955-56. Specifically aimed at women, they featured various objects and accessories cleverly made from cigarettes.

Chelsea ~ Cigarette Adverts [1945-1946]

“From now on – it’s Chelsea!”
These ads for Chelsea cigarettes date from 1945-46.

Camels & Prince Albert ~ Christmas Cigarette Adverts [1940-1958]

“Gifts that say Merry Christmas with every puff!”
These Christmas ads for Camels and Prince Albert cigarettes and tobacco date from 1940-58.