Terms Governing Use
Terms Governing Use
Online Exhibits@Yale

Selling Smoke: Tobacco Advertising and Anti-Smoking Campaigns

The tobacco industry has been selling smoke in America and other countries for well over a century. From sultry ladies to Santa, tobacco advertisers slickly packaged smoking in a variety of ways to lure consumers to different brands. Using celebrity spokespeople, touting health benefits, sponsoring racing and other sports, product placement, and creating games with prizes are just a small sampling of the ways smoking was sold. "Selling Smoke" exhibits a wide array of tobacco advertising from the William Van Duyn collection of magazine advertisements, ephemera, articles, and photographs. Anti-smoking campaign materials from a variety of public health organizations, multiple U.S. Surgeon Generals, and others trace worldwide efforts to stamp out smoking.

This online exhibit is in conjunction with the physical exhibit on display in the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, from May 15th – August 12th, 2014.

Credits

This online exhibit is in conjunction with the physical exhibit on display in the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University. This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN276201100010C with the University of Massachusetts, Worcester.