Great old anti-smoking commercial

Got this from SmokeFreeCA. A really cute and very old anti-smoking ad featuring “Johnny Smoke.”

It appears to be from the 1960s and a direct counter to the Marlboro Man. This is apparently from 1967 or 1968.

Using some pretty primitive animation, the commercial asks, “how many saddles will be empty tonight?” “How many tears will be shed because of you?”

This commercial was put out by the American Heart Association. I’m curious who does the narration. It sounds a lot like Thurl Ravenscroft, who did the narration to the original “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”


Hey, I just realized this video reminds me of Primus’ “Lee Van Cleef”

3 thoughts on “Great old anti-smoking commercial”

  1. hah! Bet this pizzed off the tobacco companies with their carefully manufactured macho sexy tobacco imagery.

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