More Cigarettes and Smoking
Trim Reducing-Aid Cigarettes “curb your appetite” —presumably with the tartaric acid they contain. Now there’s a concept! They’re from Cornell Drug Corp., 1958. And here’s something else that will curb your appetite: Michael Dukakis For President! That’s right, folks, as late as 1988 our beloved politicians were “smoking for victory.”
Next is an interesting vintage pack of Bravo filter kings. What makes these interesting is that they claim to have no nicotine in them. In fact, instead of tobacco, they’re said to be made of lettuce leaves!
How this 1938 pack of Pall Mall survived all these years unscathed and unopened, I couldn’t say. The O-Nic-O “Denicotinized, non-chemical” cigarettes are from 1953. Also shown, a nice spring-loaded clear plastic cigarette case. The small L&M box is a complimentary pack of four from the 1960s. Cigarette companies used to pass out these free packs on street corners out of the goodness of their hearts.
Smoking is so politically incorrect these days that smokers must get a significant amount of guilty pleasure just by continuing to light up. I suppose there’s a bit of guilty pleasure collecting these smoking related artifacts too. It is interesting to see where we’ve been—even if we don’t know where we’re going.
Candy cigarettes! These Kings from the US are vintage 1960s, I think. “Viseroy,” “Marldoro,” and “Kemt” are contemporary 21st century items from Mexico. From left, a pocket ash tray, mid-century modern jet-age pipe, ’50s vintage bubble pipe, and two vintage cigarette lighters from Japan: One marked "Thunderbird" and the other a Nesor-Rosen for Fender Guitars (“Fine Electric Instruments”).
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