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1972: “Smoking is Very Glamorous” poster #TBT #ThrowbackThursday

Posted by Tom Megginson | 19-06-2014 22:10 | Category: Vintage

1972:

This poster hung in the teacher’s lounge in my elementary school, almost 40 years ago. All I can remember about that room is that it was always full of smoke.


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This vintage SeaWorld PSA shows how much things have changed   #tbt #throwbackthursday

Posted by Tom Megginson | 12-06-2014 20:13 | Category: Vintage

This vintage SeaWorld PSA shows how much things have changed

Before Blackfish, before PETA’s anti-SeaWorld campaigns, “Shamu” was the beloved (if captive) star of SeaWorld’s family entertainment. So of course it made sense, in the early 1980s, to feature Shamu and various anthropomorphic sea mammal friends in a kid-friendly PSA:


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1970s: “National Drinking Game” PSA says alcohol dependence isn’t funny #TBT #throwbackthursday

Posted by Tom Megginson | 15-05-2014 20:27 | Category: Vintage

1970s: National Drinking Game PSA says alcohol dependence isn't funny

Here’s an old PSA that’s actually pretty good: “National Drinking Game” by the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism:


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1970s: American Cancer Society begins the long fight against tanning #TBT #throwbackthursday

Posted by Tom Megginson | 8-05-2014 15:18 | Category: Vintage

1970s: American Cancer Society begins the long fight against tanning

I’m old enough to remember when we weren’t taught to fear overexposure to the sun. As a pale, Anglo-Canadian child in the ‘70s, I believed that the occasional sunburn was just part of summer. By the ‘80s, when I was a teen, I would start trying to get a tan on warmer days in April and May.

And why wouldn’t I have? This was the typical skincare advertising of the day:

1970s: American Cancer Society begins the long fight against tanning
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But the idea that tanning, like smoking, is a major cancer hazard was already on the radar of social marketers in the 1970s. See a vintage ad from the American Cancer Society, below:


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[#TBT] Jimmy Carter as a Spokesman for Pot Decriminalization, 1979

Posted by Tom Megginson | 1-05-2014 12:36 | Category: Drugs

Jimmy Carter as a Spokesman for Pot Decriminalization, 1979.

My friend and colleague Kerry shared this find with me. It’s from a March 1979 issue of Playboy, and it reveals an interesting moment in United States drug history.

In the late ‘70s, decriminalization of marijuana seemed to be a natural next step in the liberalization of laws in the West.


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