Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Smoke Cigarettes for Weight Loss? 4 Insane Corporate Advertisements

Anthony Gucciardi, Contributor
Activist Post

Smoking cigarettes for weight loss, giving your newborn babies a gulp of sugary soda, and dropping wholesome foods for processed candy bars in an attempt to drop pounds fast.

These are but a few of the vintage advertisements that major corporations were allowed to broadcast to consumers worldwide.

As a reminder of just how backwards many ‘health’ advertisements are, here are 4 truly insane ‘weight loss’ print ads from across the globe.

While viewing the ludicrous content, think about whether or not they’re really much different from many ‘health’ ads you see today.

1. Lose Weight with Cigarettes

This advertisement from 1929 from the Lucky Strike cigarette company shows how cigarettes were at one point actually marketed towards women as a fat-loss aid. Big tobacco was quite stalwart in denying the negative effects of cigarettes for years, despite repeated proof from health experts and scientific whistleblowers. Smoking now remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, ending the lives of around 393,000 Americans per year.


2. In Order to Lose Weight, You Need to Eat More Sugar


This ad, put out by sugar manufacturers in the 1970s, actually says that sugar can help you lose weight and eat less. ”When you’re hungry, it usually means your energy is down,” says the ‘health’ banner. ”By eating something with sugar in it, you can get your energy up fast.”

Unfortunately sugar is actually highly addictive, shown to be as powerful as cocaine by numerous studies. Sugar has also been found to feed cancer cells, prompt excess weight gain, and contribute to a number of other serious health ailments.

3. Forget Vegetables, Eat Psychoactive Drugs


This ‘dieting candy’ company touts a weight loss solution that completely removes ‘yawn rabbit food diets’ that contain foods like vegetables and other produce. Instead of eating broccoli, you can consume one of their stimulant-loaded diet bars. The bar even includes the psychoactive drug phenylpropanolamine, banned in the United States for causing stroke.

4. Feed Your Baby Lots of Soda


Seven-Up makers wanted you to know that it’s never too early to start giving your newborn baby soda. After all, it’s so ‘pure and wholesome’. Loaded with sugar and now high-fructose corn syrup, soda companies have recently started to dodge cancer warning labels due to the extreme toxicity of the ingredients they use. When given to toddlers, the effects can be even more detrimental on their developing bodies.

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  3. Weight Loss Could Lead to $15 Billion in Savings
  4. Weight Loss Boosts Men’s Sexual Health
  5. Hearing Loss in Teens Linked to Secondhand Smoke
  6. A Vitamin D and Weight Loss Connection

This article first appeared at Natural Society, an excellent resource for health news and vaccine information.


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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That AD is back in the 50's how ridiculos to post this

Gallant Lemming said...

To the grumpy fellow above:

I got a laugh out of the ads. I can't see how anything here is ridiculous. It is quite interesting to see from a modern perspective the ads that in their time must have convinced many. Don't you wonder what ads those might be today? I sometimes suspect we might be living in one big ad, nothing much excluded.

Roland.T.Flakfizer said...

Absolutely sickening. Sickening the lack of scientific knowledge by the author, that is.

He claims that "sugar is as addictive as cocaine". But what that study really says is that saccharin is more highly addictive. Not sugar. Saccharin.

The author claims that "sugar feeds cancer cells". But what that study really says is "Cancer cells utilize similar sugars in distinct ways, which may present important new therapeutic avenues of targeting cancer."

Quite different, hey?

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Anonymous said...

Probably going to be saying the same shit about commercials now a days somewhere down the road. Maybe we've always known they were bullshit all along, and it was mostly just a funny joke people would laugh about instead.

ENGLISHMAN said...

I use chi gung myself,removed two stone in seven months,it is also very effective in controlling the whining child,that lives within us all,try standing still with your hands by your sides for 15 minutes ,and find out who you really are!

HCG Ultra Diet Drop said...

You cannot use that ad..

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