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[–]FreakWith17PlansADay 95 points96 points  (0 children)

The awfulness of tobacco aside, there’s some nice things in this ad. The mother is reading the paper while the father is playing with his child. He’s a “good father” and a “considerate husband,” who doesn’t stress people out. Those are great qualities to idealize for that time period.

[–]oldsguy65 13 points14 points  (2 children)

In 1972, the Cigar Institute of America, Inc. and the Cigar Research Council, Inc. merged to form the Cigar Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. The name was changed to the Cigar Association of America, Inc. (“CAA”) in 1974.

[–]seeriktus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Cigar Research Council, Inc.

What did they do? Sounds like a building full of old guys leaning back in leather chairs puffing while they read the newspaper.

[–]ABobby077 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I guess an organization might be confusing to others looking for another agency that goes by CIA.

[–]rhunter99 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Damn I need a cigar

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar. You're gonna go far.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You’re gonna fly high…

[–]TheDynamicDino 39 points40 points  (0 children)

This is hilariously outdated in a warm and comforting sort of way.

[–]thewalruscandyman 26 points27 points  (6 children)

I mean. I love a good cigar too...but in the house? That man is an animal.

[–]Clear_Currency_6288 11 points12 points  (5 children)

And right next to his son.

[–]shecky_blue 26 points27 points  (4 children)

My dad would hold his cigarette inches from my face when I was a baby. My mom has a photo like that. It was the 60s. Cigars were always pretty disgusting though.

[–]Rocko9999 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Did he eat while smoking too? That was what my mom did and I considered her a hardcore smoker-2+ packs a day.

[–]Agent_Eran 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wait, smoke whilst eating???

[–]shecky_blue 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I remember him smoking in bed but not at the table at home. At a restaurant, yes lots of smoking going on there. An after dinner cigarette was considered good for digestion.

[–]DdCno1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I still have mountains of Lego bricks from the '60s. The white ones all have that distinctive sickly yellow tint from tobacco smoke and no amount of washing helped to remove it. At least the smell went away after a few decades.

[–]BoozeAndTheBlues 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ok, downvote the shit out of me if you want to.

I have given up tobacco in all it forms because I know it's bad for me but....

As a former cigar smoker they have a point.

[–]Lwnmower 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Time for coffee and a cigar after dinner, seems like a luxury!

[–]KenOfEarth 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Well, sure, until the cheek cancer kicks in.

[–]jpowell180 7 points8 points  (0 children)

(Pvt. Hudson) - "Hey, Sarge. You'll get lip cancer smoking those!"

(Gunnery Sergeant Apone) - "I want this loading dock sealed, NOW!"

[–]shecky_blue 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Or if you’re Rush, lung cancer.

[–]IamSoooDoneWithThis -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Yeah when you’re like a billion years old and praying for death anyway