Cigarette company endorses apples

Apparently there was a time when tobacco companies tried to link their products with good health in the public mind by devoting their ads to nutritional advice.

Cheese, __________, Cigarettes.


    1. Because all good smokers know that you can’t taste anything anyway.

      Food is revolting, but ciggies are ‘toasted’ – mmmmm!  Can I take a break from table, ma?

  1. The more cancer fighting apples you eat the more safely you can smoke your Lucky Strikes.
    And I know people who think like that. Any one positive, beneficial thing counters any one other negative, destructive thing.

  2. Their use of the word “use” troubles me.  How does one use a baked apple, if not to eat it?  If that’s what they mean, why don’t they just say, “eat baked apples?”  

  3. Obviously the apple industry then sponsored a series of “Do you want a cigarette with your daily apple?” ads as form of compensation. It’s only fair.

  4. This is actually in a deleted scene from the first episode of Mad Men:
    Don Draper: This is the greatest advertisting opportunity since the invention of cereal. We have six identical companies making six identical apples. We can say anything we want. How do you prepare your apples? 
    Lee Garner, Jr.: I don’t know. 
    Lee Garner, Sr.: Shame on you. We eat them raw, cut them up, make pies, bake them… 
    Don Draper: There you go. There you go. 
    [Writes on chalkboard and underlines: “Use plenty of BAKED APPLES”] 

    1. Never been able to get fresh Luckies up north. While the “It’s toasted” tag has a certain appeal, my choice is Pall Mall straights — feeds my habit, pays homage to Vonnegut, and supports the space program (per aspera ad astra).

  5. A slice of apple placed amongst ones tobacco wiil humidify and add flavor.There are those for whom substances such as tobacco and alcohol are valuable sources of nonpharmacutical self medication,improving their quality of life.Death is inevitable.

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