Who Highjacked Santa ?

Posted by pamela mccoll on Friday, October 19, 2012

Who highjacked Santa? The tobacco industry's commercial exploitation of Santa to sell cigarettes are worth raising when questions are asked about your adaptation of a classic.


Go to http://tobacco.stanford.edu/ and then Tobacco Advertising Thermes > Infants > Santa Puffing

Murad ads are dated 1920. Tareyton is from 1970 — so Santa imagery spans at least half a century of tobacco advertising.

Another way to find a set of Santa ads on this site, not quite as inclusive, is to go to:


Search (upper right of that page)

Enter: Santa Claus

Credit images to: Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising (SRITA)

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