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History’s Most Ridiculous Cigarette Ads (14 pictures)

By now, it’s pretty clear that paying to inhale carcinogens on a regular basis is not a decision made with much consideration for our lungs, wallets and loved ones. Anti-smoking ads are everywhere. But over the last century and before we knew the many dangers of smoking cigarettes, puffing on a cancer stick was a hobby enjoyed and encouraged by everyone from relaxing royals to sultry saxophonists. Here are some of history’s most absurd cigarette ads.

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