Wednesday, April 1, 2015

President Nixon Bans Cigarette Ads on TV

President Nixon banned cigarette ads on TV on April 1, 1970.
April 1, 1970
Health studies go back as far as 1939 concluding the cigarette smoking led to higher incidences of cancer and heart disease, but it wasn’t until this day in 1970 that cigarette ads were banned on television and radio. In what must have seemed like an April Fool’s joke to many smokers, President Richard Nixon officially banned cigarette ads despite that fact that he himself was an avid pipe smoker.