Re: Jack Benny and Smoking


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Posted ByGerry O. on September 30, 2002 at 04:15:47:

In Reply to: Jack Benny and Smoking posted byScott on September 27, 2002 at 20:54:51:

: Hi! Here is a question that might never be answered. As Jack Benny got older (yes, past 39), and probably realized the dangers of cigarette smoking, did he ever have any regrets he had Lucky Strike as a sponsor because perhaps several people were influenced to buy the product. Now, during the era the shows were aired, I doubt many people knew the dangers of cigarette smoking as we do now. Mr. Benny lived long enough to know about the Surgeon General's reports. Being a non-smoker, it is almost amusing for me to hear the Lucky Strike ads on Mr. Benny's shows because they tout how smoking a Lucky will make you "less tense" and "relax" you. Yeah, right! Thanks for your insight! -- Scott




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