Once registered, you can:

  • - Read additional free articles each month
  • - Comment on articles and featured creative work
  • - Get our curated newsletters delivered to your inbox

By registering you agree to our privacy policy, terms & conditions and to receive occasional emails from Ad Age. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Are you a print subscriber? Activate your account.

BOOKS: The Glory Days of Smoking and Drinking

Published on .

Hey, It Suits Your T-Zone!
Almost as small as a pack of cigarettes, and, at $14.95, only a tad more expensive, Collectors Press brings us the tobacco and booze ad fest called What’s Your Poison: Addictive Advertising of the'40s-'60s, by Kirvin Blount. Since it's a cargo pocket-size paperback, many of the ads are too small to really inhale properly, but its easy portability means you can always have it with you to throw at the die-hard butt-wheezer blowing that cloud of toxic gases at you in the street. Besides the "hundreds of classic print advertisements from the postwar era," as the publisher notes, the mini tome also offers "cultural commentary reflecting on bad habits then and now," and "trivia, facts and figures that paint a picture of a nation hooked." See www.collectorspress.com for more.
Most Popular
In this article: