Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: 20th Century Tobacco Advertisements
Not so long ago, tobacco advertisements were common. They showed healthy, vigorous, fun-loving people. Some ads featured famous athletes and celebrities. Others had actors portraying doctors, dentists and scientists. Read this article from the National Museum of American History to explore the tobacco industry’s reliance on advertising during the mid-20th century.
When NASA Told Its Astronauts to Quit Smoking
In the 1950s, smoking was generally accepted in the U.S. In fact, more than half of American men smoked. Read this article from the Smithsonian’s Air & Space magazine to learn why NASA asked its Apollo astronauts to refrain from smoking in public.
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