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.


  1. LOL "avoid inhaling"!!

  2. Craven A was also sold in Australia

  3. Stephen King's characters usually smoke Craven A's

  4. AnonymousMay 10, 2010

    My mom was smoking those cigarettes back in the days. I remember one day at the College I was out of cigarettes and its the only brand that was left at the College convenience store and OMFG they were awfull :S I still smoke and so does my mom.