Tinkler's Cigarette Advertising Analysis

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Tinkler argues cigarette advertisements aimed at women were preoccupied with establishing smoking as a feminine practice. In the 1930s, smoking was utilised to signify that women were “modern”. One brand specifically aimed at the female market used the strapline ‘Red Tips for Red Lips’ a marketing notion that the inclusion of a red tip prevented lipstick marking the cigarette and thus enabled men to ‘preserve their beautiful illusions….’ . In promoting their products to women the aim was to create a notion that smoking was a practice that appealed to modern, fashionable, successful, middle-class femininity. However, despite gift-wrapping cigarettes as an embellishment to the female persona smoking was perceived as causing soreness to the

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