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24/12/2013 04:05 GMT | Updated 24/12/2013 04:34 GMT

10 Christmas Adverts With Santa Promoting Cigarettes

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Vintage 1950s Christmas advertisement, Old Gold cigarettes, 1952Tagline:"Delivering 'just what you've always wanted' -- a Treat instead of a Treatment - Old Golds"Published in Quick news weekly magazine, December 22, 1952, Vol. 7, No. 25Fair use/no known copyright. If you use this photo, please provide attribution credit; not for commercial use (see Creative Commons license).

Christmas adverts have been coming thick and fast, with Coca-Cola most infamously poaching Santa Claus for its ads as they show the bearded figure delivering festive joy in the form of bottles of Coke.

HuffPostUK has found that Santa Claus has had a longer commercial history than helping promote Coca-Cola, previously being used to promote cigarettes at Christmas-time as these vintage adverts show.

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