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The strange marketing marriage of tobacco and fitness....



These days, and most recently with the doping scandal of the Russian Olympic team, the very idea of combining chemical substances and sports is regarded as anathema to the spirit of good competition and the concept of health and fitness. However in years gone by tobacco was lauded as a veritable health aid by doctors, and endorsed by sporting celebrities. As the world looks forward to Rio, we look back at the very different ideas surrounding tobacco and physical prowess from yesteryear.


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1946 USA
Camels Magazine Advert
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1950s USA
Chesterfield Magazine Advert
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1934 UK
Camels Magazine Advert
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1930 UK
Lucky Strike Magazine Advert
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1930 USA
Lucky Strike Magazine Advert
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1980s UK
Hamlet Magazine Advert
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1920s USA
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1950s UK
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1930s USA
Lucky Strike Magazine Advert
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1950s USA
Camels Magazine Advert
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1940s USA
Chesterfield Magazine Advert
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1930s USA
Camels Magazine Advert
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1949 USA
Chesterfield Magazine Advert
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1930s UK
Craven A Magazine Advert
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1951 USA
Chesterfield Magazine Advert
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1946 USA
Camels Magazine Advert
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1948 USA
Chesterfield Magazine Advert
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1920s UK
Player's Magazine Advert
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1946 USA
Camels Magazine Advert
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1930s USA
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