Cigarette ads from the 20th century

Fifty years ago, on January 11, 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued a <a href='http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/07/anti-smoking-efforts-have-saved-8-million-lives/'>landmark report</a> on the negative health risks caused by smoking tobacco. But you wouldn't know those risks by looking at some of these prominent advertisements of the 20th century. Here, actor and future U.S. President Ronald Reagan is seen in a 1950s ad for Chesterfield cigarettes.

Fifty years ago, on January 11, 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued a landmark report on the negative health risks caused by smoking tobacco. But you wouldn't know those risks by looking at some of these prominent advertisements of the 20th century. Here, actor and future U.S. President Ronald Reagan is seen in a 1950s ad for Chesterfield cigarettes.