The Cigarette of Distinction

Elegance and Sophistication

Prior to the widespread adoption of cigarettes, tobacco was either chewed or smoked in cigars, or  pipes. The cigarette was considered feminine, an association that would fade with the distribution of cigarettes to soldiers in World War I

By the 1930s tobacco companies were  giving women equal smoking rights. By the 1940s even children and babies were shown in cigarette advertisements.