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02/01/1971 Cigarette ads banned from TV in USA

President Nixon signed into law the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, banning the advertising of cigarettes on television and radio. The Virginia Slims brand was the last commercial shown. As a consequence, most tobacco advertising was done in magazines, newspapers, and on billboards.


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  • Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act 

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