Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Ads that I like: #93


Fat?

Short of breath?

Unable to clear hurdles neatly and efficiently?

Have you thought about taking up smoking?

Actually, this ad is typical of one of the easiest selling techniques around: vanity. If you are hungry, smoke, not eat.

Sure, it'll give you cancer, but at least you won't get puffed running laps...


...oh.

2 comments:

Magpie said...

Wow, it's hard to believe they really had ads like these given what we all know now.
How did the tooth pulling go? Hope you're feeling well.

Roddy said...

It's amazing, the number of elite athletes who actually did smoke,and really believed that the durries were doing them good.
I unfortunately was one who believed in the medicinal properties of the tobacco doing me good. The first one of the day that tore your lungs apart and caused your head to throb. Even if I couldn't breath. I am certain that they did relax me.