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Author Topic: Unpleasant advertisements of the past  (Read 1584 times)

Giampy

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Re: Unpleasant advertisements of the past
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2014, 06:47:36 AM »
http://www.repubblic...684737/1/?ref=fbpr#1

Outside of the fact that our society has become extremely uptight, while constantly leaving its collective mind in the gutter, I see absolutely nothing wrong with any of those ads. The humor is tongue in cheek...but completely innocent ... And cigarettes back then were the Paxil/Zoloft of today.

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Re: Unpleasant advertisements of the past
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2014, 10:11:54 AM »
Dr. Batty's Asthma Cigarettes:  "Not recommended for Children under 6"

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Re: Unpleasant advertisements of the past
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 10:43:40 AM »
Dr. Batty's Asthma Cigarettes:  "Not recommended for Children under 6"
:D
I wonder were they actually made with tobacco though -
there is a herb (Coltsfoot I think) that is supposed to improve asthma when smoked.
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Re: Unpleasant advertisements of the past
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2014, 02:29:54 PM »
Dr. Batty's Asthma Cigarettes:  "Not recommended for Children under 6"
:D
I wonder were they actually made with tobacco though -
there is a herb (Coltsfoot I think) that is supposed to improve asthma when smoked.

Back in the days when people didn't associate their constant coughing with their smoking habits, it was believed that their cough was asthma, and anything that made them cough up more gunk was good for them. So, yes, often that meant giving tobacco filled cigarettes to asthmatic children, to make them cough more.

About the only ones that used a reasonably effective treatment for asthma were the Mormons and Native Americans, who used a tea made from ephedra.

Just remember, there was no FDA back then, and snake oil salesmen were a dime a dozen.

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Re: Unpleasant advertisements of the past
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2014, 06:00:52 PM »
To my recollection, Mormons are not allowed to drink any kind of alcohol, soda, coffee or tea. Kinda hard sell...being more healthy or going to heaven/your own planet or whatever other crap those LSD'ers believe in.

Giving up the first 3 types of beverages is actually good for your general health...but tea?
Also, a lot of people are able to bite your head off before they had their morning coffee, so there might be some slack on coffee  :P

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Re: Unpleasant advertisements of the past
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2014, 06:06:19 PM »
To my recollection, Mormons are not allowed to drink any kind of alcohol, soda, coffee or tea.

It's alcohol, coffee, and tea. Though some will drink herbal tea. Don't ask me why. I don't understand it.

But that doesn't necessarily invalidate what App said about the Mormons using some sort of tea to treat asthma. They didn't always have the diet restrictions that they now do. From the sounds of it, it may have been long ago enough that they might still have been partakers of tea, tobacco, etc.