1950s Cigarette TV CommercialsSep 13, 2021 These were the cultural and media messages I received when I began clandestine smoking at age 13. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)You might also like these posts: 1 Comment Douglas M Fenton on September 13, 2021 at 11:09 am While these ads no doubt, influenced me somewhat, I place more blame on my parents for smoking and leaving cigarettes in that fancy cigarette box next to a silver Ronson lighter on the living room table… “Why yes, Mom, I think I’ll try one.”The one ad that did encourage me to smoke, was the NY Yankee team endorsement. If Micky Mantle smoked, then so would I.And don’t forget, all the cool guys smoked…and the tough guys.We didn’t have a chance. ReplyComments, contributions, corrections, and suggestions are always welcome: Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.