Marlboro Man, NSFW perhaps

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OP SteveS58 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,920
Re: Marlboro Man, NSFW perhaps

D Cox wrote:

That photo is one of a standard set of anti-smoking photos which have to be displayed on packets in the EU. The caption is "Smoking causes impotence".

One of the photos shows the stump of an amputated leg, with a caption claiming that smoking can lead to loss of legs. It was used without permission, and the guy in the photo has complained that he lost his leg in an accident and it was nothing to do with smoking.

Thank u for explaining the purpose of the advertisement.  Growing up I remember the Marlboro man being a macho cowboy on horseback, puffing away, a symbol of masculinity and virility.  I also remember the days when the tobacco companies consistently said that there was no proof that cigarettes caused cancer.  We’ve come a long way baby...


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