Ads #30: Craven Cigarettes
So, I found this old Canadian periodical and with this cigarette ad on the back, and the wife and I start laughing in amazement. There's actually a brand of cigarettes called "Craven"?!? As if the health warning on the pack didn't make the smoker feel bad enough! While they're at it, why don't they just add "you worthless pussy" on the label? Might as well.
I did a little research on the brand (and I do mean little), and found there's a brand of cigs called "Craven A" found in Canada, Vietnam, and Jamaica, where it is the country's brand of choice. Bob Marley even referenced them in a song. It got its wonderfully deprecating name from the Earl of Craven. So, I guess it's not so bad, but it was good for a quick laugh, anyway.