Today in TV history: Cigarette ads banned

Marlboro cowboys
“I wish I knew how to quit you!”

TV’s ban on cigarette advertising went into effect on this date, January 2, 1971.

The video below shows deleted scenes from Brokeback Mountain. Oh wait! It’s a Marlboro cigarette commercial! There’s an especially tender moment between two cowboys at 0:40 where one lights another’s cigarette.

Marlboro cigarette commercial (1966)

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