From 1939 to 1945, a global conflict gripped the entire world; this devastating conflict which would be known as the Second World War, forever altered the course of world history, cost millions of lives, and ushered in the modern era. Just as in the First World War, tobacco was considered essential for the struggle. Despite the deprivation of many necessities and luxuries, tobacco was rarely rationed at home and supplied as readily to soldiers as bullets were. This exhibition features the Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society’s collection of tobacco advertisements and material from the period. It offers insight into tobacco’s role in the war and its lasting legacy after the conflict.