How Times Have Changed

When you have a toothache, do you grab some Tylenol or Advil? How about Cocaine? Babble, a blog “for a new generation of parents”, just released some shocking vintage medicine advertisements. Back in the day, parents were giving their children doses of Meth, Heroin and Cocaine to cure some of the most common illnesses such as colds, throat pains and toothaches. It’s crazy to think that perhaps someday in the future, people will be looking at our ads with the same form of disgust, “I can’t believe they consumed that!” Take a look at some of the advertisements and see which (illegal) drugs were actually found in each medicine.

“Lloyd Cocaine Toothache Drops:
Cocaine was sold over-the-counter until 1914, which was otherwise known as the good old days.”

“Eli Lilly Amphedroxyn:
Amphedroxyn [or, meth, as we know it today] is often preferable to other forms of amphetamine.
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“Asthma Cigarettes:
‘Not recommended for children under 6.’ Because that would be unhealthy.”



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Hi, I'm Jodi! Advertise on the Rise is my personal blog where I can share everything interesting relating to advertising. I love the advertising world and I want to share all the exciting news and concepts that I come across in my day to day life.
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