Everyone should have seen this disaster coming - even before COVID.
Vintage Ads, #2
Seeing an ad with an athlete (or anyone else remotely admirable) might make a smoker realize that perhaps there is nothing inferior about them after all.
Vintage Ads, #1
Banning cigarette ads is not only a form of censorship, but also a form of propaganda. When nobody sees people smoking in any media, they are slowly trained into thinking of it as an abnormal behavior. Abnormal behavior means "abnormal" people are the only ones who would do such a thing.
Famous Figures #1: Coco Chanel
Chanel was a chain-smoking fashion pioneer who lived to be 87, about 10 years beyond even today's current average life expectancy.