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Selling Smoke: Tobacco Advertising and Anti-smoking Campaigns

When: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 (All day)

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333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06511
333 Cedar Street
Tags: arts, exhibitionDescription: A new exhibit is now on view at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library focuses on "selling smoke" and anti-smoking campaigns.

The tobacco industry has been selling smoke in America and other countries for well over a century. From sultry ladies to Santa, tobacco advertisers slickly packaged smoking in a variety of ways to lure consumers to different brands. Using celebrity spokespeople, touting health benefits, sponsoring racing and other sports, employing product placement, and creating games with prizes are just a small sampling of the ways smoking was sold. "Selling Smoke" exhibits a wide array of tobacco advertising from the William Van Duyn collection of magazine advertisements, ephemera, articles, and photographs. Anti-smoking campaign materials from a variety of public health organizations, multiple U.S. Surgeons General, and others are also be on display, tracing worldwide efforts to stamp out smoking.

The exhibit is on display until August 12th and is free and open to the public.

Open To: General Public
Admission: Free
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