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Check Out The Bizarre, Upside-Down World Of Vintage Cigarette, Weight Gain, And Gun Ads

• Business Insider
It is an extreme understatement to say times have changed in the U.S. over the last 50 years.

Fifty years ago, smoking was the definition of cool. Being skinny wasn't the ideal, but instead what you tried to avoid. Women were to remain in the home watching the children and cleaning. And drinking on the job, or taking cocaine toothache drops, was totally normal.

Here are some vintage ads that show an America in which the mores and values are the complete opposite of how we live today.

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