Wednesday 19 November 2008

Not A Cough In A Carload

Early in the last century, when questions about the health effects of smoking became a topic of widespread discussion, tobacco companies undertook a multi-faceted campaign to allay the public's fears. As terms like 'smoker's cough' and 'coffin nails' (referring to cigarettes) began to appear in the popular vernacular, tobacco marketers recognized the need to counter this threat to their livelihood.

Not a Cough in a Carload.
Images from the tobacco industry campaign to hide the hazards of smoking.

1 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

If memory serves, "Not a cough in a carload" was the claim of Old Gold.