smoking history: when it became “cool”

What a better way to start the project by looking at representations of people smoking in the media…

If there is one thing I know from media representations of smoking, is thats its shown as being sexy, it isn’t an area i really want to explore but is such a massive part of smoking in images i thought i would look at it…

ever since Hollywoods breakthrough, and modern iconic role models were formed from actors, smoking became associated with the beautiful and the famous, this is probably how smoking became “cool”. It almost became beautiful, people saw marilyn monroe smoking and assumed if they did the same they might be like her.

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