Tobacco ad of the day: smoking as childcare!

In light of the latest smoking baby in Indonesia it’s worth remembering that not so long ago in the United States a cigarette brand called Philip Morris was marketing itself as the secret to good motherhood. Philip Morris now owns Sampoerna, the biggest cigarette manufacturer in Indonesia, a country where smoking regulations are probably comparable to what existed in the West in the 1950s before the harmful effects of smoking were widely known.

Philip Morris - born gentle?

(See more of these old cigarette ads at “Not a Cough in a Carload” by the Stanford School of Medicine)

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