Today in History: Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

On April 1, 1970, President Nixon signed the bill, the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, banning cigarette advertisements on radio and television to be effective on January 1, 1971.

Radio ads from 1965:

'Camel's Real Taste'

'Winston Tastes Good, Like a Cigarette Should'

Thanks to WNYC Archivist Andy Lanset


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