Thought for the day

"Arms are the only true badges of liberty.  The possession of arms is the distinction of a free man from a slave." -- Andrew Fletcher 1698

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Inspired by the immediate nationwide success of assorted cigarette brands such as Camel, Lucky Strike and Chesterfield cigarette companies, millions are spent on advertising and promotion to encourage smoking. Tobacco marketers featured healthy, vigorous, fun-loving people in their ads. Often these were celebrities from the fields of sports and entertainment, other times they portrayed actors portraying physicians, dentists or scientists. Some commercials touted concerns about weight gain; Some depicted the middle class comfort of home, vacation, entertainment, or the family pet.