The Flintstones want you to smoke cigarettes

Smoking used to be cool, but in 1971 cigarettes ads were banned from TV. Before that, everyone was in on the marketing action, even The Flintstones.

I’ve been watching a lot of old movies lately, and the one thing that’s constant is that people are always puffing away. I’ve never been a smoker, nor do I have any inclination to become one, but they do look cool on film. Unfortunately I’d look more like Barney Rubble than Marlin Brando.