Top 30 Most Shockingly Offensive Vintage Advertisements

Viceroy: “Filter the smoke”

As advertisements in the 1940’s and 50’s would suggest, not only does blowing cigarette smoke in a woman’s (or anyone’s) face not present any sort of health hazard, smoking Viceroy Cigarettes is actually good for your oral hygiene.

Whelp, as it turns out, this ad was WRONG on so many levels. In fact, according to the Oral Health Foundation, the tar and nicotine in cigarettes stains teeth, and smoking causes gum disease and even mouth cancer.