In 1998 South Africa started working towards a ban some types of cigarette advertising. Twenty years later the department of health has now asked Parliament to ban alcohol advertising between 06:00 and 22:00 – and it is not-so-secretly hoping for a total ban over time, as happened with cigarettes.

This is what the world looked like before cigarette advertising was banned.

Cigarettes were a lifestyle accessory that went with your yacht.


Cigarettes were the lesser evil when compared to such dangerous (for the figure) goods as sweets.


Cigarette companies plugged themselves as industrial development leaders.


Smoking could be cute.


And quirky.


In their early days, objections against public smoking were fringe events.

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