New York Public Library Cigarette Ad Exhibition..

October 13, 2008 - An exhibition hosted by The New York Public Library from October 7 to December 26, 2008 examines the historic advertisements in which tobacco companies claimed that smoking provided a range of health benefits. Admission is free. The exhibition curator, Dr. Robert Jackler, an associate dean of Continuing Medical Education at Stanford University, created the revealing look at the tobacco industry after his mother, a longtime smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer. A related event featuring a lecture by Dr. Jackler, including the presentation of vintage video advertisements for tobacco products, will be held on Tuesday, December 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Reference: Historic Cigarette Ad Exhibition at The New York Public Library Showcases Deceptive Campaigns, 10/13/2008.

Click on image to enlarge.. - Spud cigarettes were the very first menthol cigarette. Menthols were most consistently thought of as something to change to when one has a cold, a very bad cough or a dulled palate. More on the Growth of Menthol Cigarettes.

From our collection of Art Deco Spud ads.